AmeriCorps Employment Specialist


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1050 36th St SEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17 - 2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services' Refugee & Immigrant Services, which provides employment, housing, medical, and case management services to newly resettled families.

The VISTA Member will primarily work with the employment team. The employment team builds relationships with businesses employing resumes and develops training programs for refugees.

Duties will include: 1) Recruit and retain community and business partnerships that will aide clients in the ability to gain employment and/or job skills to be utilized in gaining employment; 2) Build capacity for bus training program; 3) Develop innovative strategies to assist refugees who need transportation; 4) Maintain database covering refugee's employment.


- B.S. or B.A. preferred

- Experience working with immigrants/refugees preferred

- Strong organizational and administrative skills

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new programs

- Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges

- Detail-oriented

- Strong time management skills


  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours per week
  • To apply: Interested candiates should send a resume and cover letter to

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