AmeriCorps Program Position

CITY OF BURLINGTON in Burlington, VT

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
General Purpose **THIS IS A COURTESY POSTING ONLY**
To apply for an AmeriCorps Position, please send inquiries, letters of application and resume to:AmeriCorps@burlingtonvt.gov
Various posts are available with CEDO's EACH Youth AmeriCorps program, your chance to put your ideas into action while learning new skills and making new connections. A year long national service opportunity, our members receive training and provide direct service to expand culturally appropriate youth programming and family supports to close opportunity gaps, support school engagement for youth graduating ready for career or further education, and keep youth safe, on track, and given access to opportunity. AmeriCorps members will provide innovative responses to pressing community problems with city departments, state agencies, education institutions and nonprofit organizations in Burlington, Winooski, and surrounding areas of Chittenden County. Essential Job Functions
  • Provide service to AmeriCorps*State Service Sites to support program goals
  • Undertake training experiences to increase school engagement for youth and community engagement for families
  • Assist CEDO AmeriCorps team to increase the City of Burlington's capacity to support and supervise and coordinate collective community efforts to reduce disparities for youth through direct outreach and activities with community youth programs and schools
  • Develop culturally competent youth programming to improve school and community engagement
  • Engage stakeholders in advancing local My Brothers Keeper Initiative to connect youth to City programs and employment
  • Advance community awareness and connectedness about AmeriCorps and community events and initiatives through social media engagement tools
  • Organize and support annual service events and youth events
  • Analyze data and pre and post survey program participants
  • Gather data on participant demographics
  • Develop relationships with local organizations to increase youth programming opportunities
  • Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
  • Knowledge of Burlington's neighborhoods and community initiatives
  • Self-awareness in personal reflection, ability to perform activities cooperatively and receive and provide guidance.
  • Comfortable serving with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Self-initiative to drive projects and tasks forward with collaboration and communication
  • Leadership to serve as an integral part of a team of energetic and committed individuals
  • Commitment to supporting community needs and promoting healthy dialogue
  • Communication : Basic written and verbal communication in English, other languages highly valued
  • Communication: skilled in speaking directly but sensitively about issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, and other aspects of diversity and oppression within an institutional framework
  • Commitment: to addressing dynamics of power, privilege and oppression on an individual and institutional level
  • Background in community development preferred, no specific educational degree is required
  • Minimum Qualifications :
  • US citizen or have permanent resident status
  • At least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation (no upper age limit), or 17 years of age with written parental permission;
  • High school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards GED as part of service-year successful completion requirement. 
  • Willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check
  • Commitment to the goals of the CEDO's EACH Youth AmeriCorps program
  • Additional Information

    Service conditions are indoor and outdoor and in all weather

    __Full Time position requires 1,700 hours (average 40 hours per week) for one year. Member benefits include a living allowance of $14,000 (pre-tax), and an education award of $5,775 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include health insurance (through AmeriCorp, not City of Burlington), federal school loan forbearance, and substantial training opportunities.

    __Half Time position requires 900 hours (average 20 hours per week) for one year. Member benefits include a living allowance of $7,406 (pre-tax), and an education award of $2,888 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits include federal school loan forbearance, and substantial training opportunities

    The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information. The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities. 

    Applications for this position are only accepted at AmeriCorps@burlingtonvt.gov 

    For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 865-7145.

    WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. EOE

    AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

    Temporary or Seasonal Position that is Not Eligible for City of Burlington

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