|Subject:||[We All Belong Program] New AmeriCorps Positions just added doing Social Justice Work in Vermont|
|Date:||Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:37:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|From:||Beth Truzansky <[log in to unmask]>|
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Outreach Assistant, Full Time Position
The Greater Burlington YMCA
The Greater Burlington YMCA (GBYMCA) serves the community in many ways: running afterschool programs, summer camps, workout facility and weekly fitness classes. The Y serves youth, families and people at all ages and backgrounds. Yet the Y envisions doing a better job serving the community. This AmeriCorps member will help the GBYMCA identify ways its youth programs can be more accessible to the community, staff hiring can be more equitable and representative of our diverse population. The GBYMCA is looking for an individual who is able to work independently, is an excellent communicator and seeks to build community partnerships. The member will do program assessment, work with current staff as well and do outreach to program participants. They will help reduce barriers to participation, such as helping families access state childcare subsidy. The member will also help recruit staff members that better reflect the diversity of our community. Being knowledgeable about the Vermont community and being comfortable in engaging with a range of diverse groups is important, as the member will be expected to attend meetings and events in the community to inform and market GBYMCA services. The ideal candidate must be able to provide their own transportation and commit to a flexible work schedule and to meet the needs of the community.
Accessibility & Outreach Coordinator, Full Time Position
Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services
Support Vermont’s ability to serve victims of crime by serving at the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services (VCCVS). VCCVS continues to explore how to deliver more culturally competent and accessible services to victims of crime. The AmeriCorps member will focus internal and external on this effort. Internally they will assess programs, policies, and practices to identify areas to strengthen. The member will share resources and training for staff to support staff explore racial equity, cultural competency, diversity and access for people with disabilities. Externally, the member will coordinate community outreach to underserved communities, particularly to ethnic/racial minorities, those with Limited English Proficiency and people with disabilities and vulnerable adults. The member will assist VCCVS staff members in implementing activities that are part of an ongoing federal grant that seeks to make the Vermont Victim's Compensation Program more accessible. The ideal candidate will have experience working across cultures and difference. They will be a systems thinker, organized, and a good communicator. This position is based in Waterbury, Vermont and will need a vehicle to travel to outreach events.
Program Coordinator, Full Time Position
Dress for Success Burlington, Inc.
The member will have primary responsibility for the design and delivery of our workforce development programs to include the Career Center and the Suiting Program. The Coordinator should have strong programming, interpersonal, and administrative skills, as well as strong skills in written and oral expression. S/He should have an understanding of issues affecting women new to the work environment. The position also requires computer literacy, an understanding of career database software and on-line resources, and the willingness to respond to the needs of our clients, service agencies and potential employers. Responsibilities include: Develop partnerships with area agencies and recruitment of clients for services. Develop and conduct educational programming, workshops and seminars. Develop, market, and administer recruiting programs. Develop and oversee career services resource library, keeping all Career Services publications up to date. Maintain career services databases. Prepare, review and submit reports and records of activities to ensure goals and improvement plans are being met. Protect the confidentiality of information with areas of position responsibilities by preventing unauthorized release, both verbally and/or in writing. Receive donations of clothing, maintain stock, update displays, and prepare items for quarterly sale. Suit women referred to the affiliate from partnering organizations. Manage the scheduling of appointments for clients across both programs. Deliver orientations for new partnerships.
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Full Time Position
ReSOURCE: A Nonprofit Community Enterprise
The Education and Outreach Coordinator will explore new ways ReSOURCE can provide education and job skills training opportunities to underserved populations within Chittenden County and outlying areas. Specifically these populations are: 1. recently arrived youth and adult refugees (defined as those who have arrived in the past 5 years), 2. youth or adults who are completing their high school education outside traditional high school settings, and 3. un- or underemployed youth and adults who need job skills training to find and keep sustainable employment. These are new initiatives for ReSOURCE and will require extensive work with community agencies. A natural ability and openness to communicate through language barriers, demonstrate respect for individuals, cultures and communities, and a willingness to engage in creative problem solving are critical skills for this placement.
Diversity, Accessibility and Outreach Coordinator, Part Time Position
Department of Burlington Parks Recreation and Waterfront, The Burlington Area Community Garden Program
Help make Burlington’s Community Gardens more welcoming and accessible to all residents. Burlington involves over 1000 gardeners at 14 sites each year. Gardeners tend to their own plot to grow produce for their families while participating in community experience with fellow gardeners. Burlington’s community gardeners are a culturally diverse group and create meaningful connections to the land and each other. The role of this member is to improve relations among community gardeners, site leaders, and improve the Burlington Community Garden Program to be more accessible and inclusive.
This AmeriCorps member will serve part time based in the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department. The focus of this position is to improve access to ethnic/racial minorities and communities with limited English proficiency. The member will organize outreach events with community partners, develop new partnerships and look for best practices from community garden programs across the country. The ideal candidate should be familiar with dynamics of cultural differences, and be an advocate for social and economic justice. The member must be organized, able to take initiative, and the capacity to work independently with limited supervision. The member does not need gardening expertise. The member will need to communicate effectively across cultures and ideally be multi lingual in English and any of the following languages: Kirundi, Maay Maay, Vietnamese, Burmese or Nepali
Housing Coach, Part Time Position
Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Mobile Home Program
The Mobile Home Program is seeking a member to educate mobile home residents about their rights and responsibilities under Vermont mobile home and landlord/tenant law. The member will help residents connect with other community resources when they identify health and safety violations, home repair, rehabilitation purchase and financing needs. The member will maintain and build new relationships with social service organizations to increase the web of support for residents. Ideal applicant will have a commitment to social justice, desire to build community and improve quality of housing for mobile home residents. We are seeking candidates with relevant experience in low income advocacy, housing counseling, community-focused education or social services. The member must have good computer and information technology skills. The member must have the ability to quickly learn and maintain a solid working base of technical knowledge, including related statutes, rules and regulations. The member should be motivated and able to work independently and in a team. Hours for this position can be flexible requiring some weekends and evenings. This member will need a vehicle to travel around the state.
Equity Data Report and Hiring Support Specialist, Full Time Position
Burlington School District (BSD)
The Burlington School District is actively working to create an environment where all children can thrive. In 2012 BSD completed its for Equity and Inclusion report that identified achievement gaps persist based on race, class and other identities. This AmeriCorps member will be part of the Diversity, Equity and Community Programs office to address this issue. They will assist the Director of Diversity Education and Engagement with the annual review of student achievement and identify actions for the district. The member will serve in a coordinating role for the Equity Data Report Advisory committee to track data and create an annual Equity and Inclusion Report. The member will also assist the Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Employee Relations with recruitment and hiring of Burlington School District teaching staff. The District seeks to have a staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The AmeriCorps member will support the hiring process and monitor hiring teams to ensure an equitable process. In addition, the member will conduct outreach and support for new teachers support teacher retention.
Full Time AmeriCorps positions are 1700 hours of service from September 2014 thru August 2015. Member benefits include a $12,300 living allowance and a $5,645 Education Award (upon successful completion of service) that may be used for qualified educational expenses or payment of qualifying student loans. Full time positions must be filled by 11/10/14. If they are filled after this date, positions will become 900 Hour positions. Part Time AmeriCorps positions are 900 hours of service from November 2014 thru August 2015. Part time benefits include a $6,519 living allowance and a $2,822 Education Award. We All Belong AmeriCorps* members join a team of 16 other members, each serving in agencies and organizations across the Greater Burlington, Vermont area.
If you need an accommodation please call 802-865-7516 or for more information on the program see our website: http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/CEDO/AmeriCorpsState-Program
How to Apply
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