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AmeriCorps: Resource Generation and Management Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan

As an overall program, AmeriCorps members in the program provide direct, comprehensive services to those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in order to bring those individuals under the scope of services, assist with increasing self-sufficiency in the areas of income, life skills, and employment, and assist with obtaining/maintaining employment. Members will fulfill their specific positions, based on the needs of NLSM to contribute toward this increased capacity to serve their communities more efficiently and effectively.


  • A stipend totaling $19,000 for FT, paid bi-weekly over the course of the service year
  • Upon successful completion of the term, an education award, $6,495 for FT, which can be used towards qualified student loans
  • Health insurance, provided for by the program, for full time members only

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Resource Generation and Management Specialist Position will be responsible for:

  • Garnering relationships with local employers to create appropriate employment opportunities for persons experiencing homelessness
  • Supporting clients with job searches by utilizing search engines
  • Assisting clients with resume writing, employment applications, and any additional required documents for employment
  • Providing linkages to educational and/or trade programs
  • Partnering with potential Detroit and Metro Detroit employers and workforce development organizations
  • Assisting clients with life skills to improve their quality of life
  • Establishing a life plan for the clients that receive NLSM services
  • Understanding governmental assistance programs like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)
  • Becoming certified in MI-BRIDGES portal
  • Maintaining the integrity of clients’ sensitive information
  • Generating a monthly report(s) of their progression towards their goals
  • Connecting clients with additional resources as needed
  • Create materials to distribute to current and prospective clients

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with data management
  • Familiarity with homeless services in Detroit and/or Metro Detroit
  • Familiarity with workforce development programs in Detroit and/or Metro Detroit
  • Basic research skills
  • Creativity ways to assist NLSM to end homelessness in Detroit and Out Wayne County
  • Digitally literate in Office and Google Suite
  • Resilient to overcome barriers towards program goals
  • Ability to maintain a positive, cooperative, and professional demeanor with clients, partner organizations, volunteers/interns, staff, board members, donors and members of the public
  • Experience and comfort working with people of diverse ethnic, religious, national origin, class, disabilities, and cultural backgrounds as well as people of all gender identities and sexual orientations
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, critical thinking skills and ability to work from a strengths-based, problem-solving approach to address complex situations
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and/or individuals who have limited English proficiency
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, be able to be mobile and flexible as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national or a lawful, permanent resident of the U.S. and provide a copy of a birth certificate, passport or permanent resident card to prove citizenship
  • Have completed of some college or comparable work experience
  • Must be able to complete a full term of service (one year)
  • Pass the following criminal history checks in accordance with CTEH National Service Criminal History Check policy: State of Michigan, DHS Central Registry Clearance, FBI fingerprinting, and National Sex Offender Registry
  • Have a car or can arrange reliable transportation to and from service site, multiple mandatory training sessions in Lansing, and travel on behalf of site
  • Possess proficiency with word processing software and email
  • Be able to interact respectfully with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities
Community, Homeless & Housing, People with Disabilities


Sun Oct 02, 2022 - Fri Sep 29, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


7310 Woodward Avenue#27/301Detroit, MI 48202







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