AmeriCorps LISC Service Position- 450 volunteer hours in 10 months for $1,566 Education Award

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The Salvation Army San Diego Regional Office

The Salvation Army and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a quarter-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Coordinator. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2018 and serve a minimum of 450 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2019. The exact start and end date is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation. The individual selected to serve is not considered to be an employee of The Salvation Army or LISC.

ORGANZIATION BACKGROUNDS

For more than 126 years The Salvation Army has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets of San Diego and to those in shelters, schools, and daycare centers across the Southland. Internationally, it is an organization with a lineage of public service that dates back to 1865, and has evolved over the decades into a social service provider with an unmatched scope and breadth. The Salvation Army currently has representation in 126 different countries worldwide, in addition to nearly 8,000 centers of operation across the United States.

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America - great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. These investments have leveraged more than $50 billion in development activity and helped families and communities raise their standards of living. LISC investments impact the lives of nearly 7 million Americans. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 31 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Our rural programs make an impact in 44 states, and are supported by LISC’s talented and dedicated workforce. Visit us at www.lisc.org

AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruitment of volunteers to assist The Salvation Army with provision of services such as: feeding the homeless, coaching clients for job-readiness, teaching English classes, and leading activities for seniors
  • Outreach to community residents to encourage participation in Salvation Army volunteer opportunities in their neighborhood
  • Outreach to corporate and community partners to engage new pools of volunteers
  • Volunteer Screening, Placement, and Orientation
  • Execution of Group Volunteer Events
  • 1:1 Support for Volunteers who have been recently placed

PERFORMANCE, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

This is an AmeriCorps position. LISC and The Salvation Army w ill not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

Members will be provided with goal(s) at the onset of the service assignment based on the activities and responsibilities noted above. Members will track goal attainment monthly through an on-line system (training provided). Members will also discuss professional performance in the form of a mid-term and final appraisal. Members are required to track time and submit on-line (training provided) timesheets twice per month.

Members will perform day to day service at The Salvation Army and serve a minimum of 10-15 hours per week. Normal service hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm with 30 minutes for lunch per day. There will be opportunities to serve evenings and weekends

Members will have an immediate supervisor and a local LISC supervisor throughout the term of service as identified by LISC and The Salvation Army.

Members are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:

  • Attending a local onboarding session coordinated by LISC and an onsite orientation to our organization;
  • Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2019;
  • Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Actively participating in any team coordinated service projects; and,
  • Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Be eligible to earn 100% of the education award associated with this description
  • Be eligible to perform the term of national service associated with this description
  • Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS during the pre-enrollment period
  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
  • Be able to complete at the hours within the timeframe of the service term and serve the full term

NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application. Candidates must be cleared by CNCS prior to the first day of service.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $1,566.14 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place existing student loans (loans must qualify and not in a state of default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position does not pay a stipend.

Additional benefits for alums can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/employers-national-service/alumni and information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness can be found here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

HOW TO APPLY:

Resumes should be sent to Stacy Dertien, Director of Volunteers and Community Engagement, at stacy.dertien@usw.salvationarmy.org.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

This program is available to all, and we treat all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Sat Dec 01, 2018 - Mon Sep 30, 2019

WHERE

2320 Fifth Ave.San Diego, CA 92101

(32.7297,-117.16053)
 

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Donor Management
  • Human Resources Assistance
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Elder care

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