Educational Support Specialist 10 Hours/Week; 300 hours total Service Location: Prescott, AZ email@example.com
Organizational Purpose and Background The Prescott Recreation Services Department is open every week day from 8AM to 4PM. The programming office is located at 824 East Gurley Street in Prescott, Arizona, but the Recreation Services team works on multiple outdoor projects on public lands across the city. The city has over 3000 acres of open space that it maintains and follows safety procedures so that people from all over can enjoy the lands. These lands have over 25 species of native plants. The mission of the Recreation Services Department is to provide safe, well-maintained parks and public places, preserve historic resources, strengthen the bonds of the community, and create opportunities for renewal, growth, and enrichment.
The purpose of an AmeriCorps state member at this site is to expand the educational use of this public space, increasing community engagement, and specifically support playgrounds and trails within the City of Prescott.
I. Project Focus Areas and Activities A. Trails Coordination: The member will assist in performing routine maintenance on City of Prescott trails, open areas, and provide upkeep on property buildings. They will help assist with the maintenance of play structures and coordinate special events as needed. B. Content Creation: The AmeriCorps members will create guides and lesson plans to make City of Prescott parks and trails more educational for youth and families. Guides and lesson plans will include but are not limited to identification of plants, trees, bugs, and animals, exposure to park friendly games and sports, and standards based curriculum to assist local teachers. C. Workforce Development: The AmeriCorps member will shadow Recreation Services staff in their essential job duties and functions to assess the opportunity to pursue a career in the public sector.
II. Requirements and Benefits A. Education, Skills and Abilities ●17 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to apply ● Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, positive manner ●Strong organizational and time management skills ●Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations ●Effective problem-solving skills ●Ability and desire to work with diverse community members ●Friendly and effective interpersonal skills ●Effective verbal and written communication skills ●Access to reliable transportation preferred, but not an immediate barrier to candidacy B. AmeriCorps State Member Benefits ●$1,331 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service hours ● Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College ●Team support and coaching
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Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona.
Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona. We believe that our communities are safer, healthier and more prosperous when we know each other, help each other and work with each other. By doing these things, we believe that communities are able to meet their own needs and create their own visions for a sustainable and just future.
We place AmeriCorps State and VISTA members in the Tucson and Prescott communities on a diverse set of projects. We offer full time and part time positions that come with a Segal Education Award that can be used for tuition costs or to repay student loans. Some positions also have a living allowance or stipend.