AMERICORPS Community Outreach Coordinator
We are recruiting a full-time AmeriCorps member to be a part of our team for 10 months. The position will remain open until filled. The exact start and end date of the contract position is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation that will require signature prior to the start of service. This is an AmeriCorps position and the individual selected to serve is not considered to be an employee of NeighborWorks Housing Solutions or LISC.
Job Requirements & Skills:
YOUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS AN AMERICORPS MEMBER
This is an AmeriCorps position and as such, the member may not engage in prohibited activities as part of his/her/their service. The member will have an immediate supervisor at NeighborWorks Housing Solutions and a LISC point of contact throughout the term of service for coaching, mentoring, and training support in order to undertake activities to achieve a community goal.
The member is expected to undertake the following activities toward goal achievement:
Perform Community Outreach
Conduct Community Focus Groups
With input from Housing Counseling, design program materials and methods to outreach to underserved areas of the community, particularly minority and immigrant communities, such as the Cape Verdean community
Provide support to the Housing Counseling team on NHS’ REDI (Racial, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) efforts as they relate to community outreach work for Housing Services program in Brockton
With input from the Brockton Program Director, provide increased organizational understanding of community needs and how NHS services can meet the community needs
In performing these activities, NeighborWorks Housing Solutions and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):
Significantly contribute to a community needs assessment or implement community solutions making the host organization more effective and or efficient in serving residents
In order to meet the goal(s), the successful candidate will be provided with a work-plan at the onset of service and training needed to achieve the goal(s). Progress toward goal attainment will be measured monthly through an on-line system and raining will be provided.
OTHER SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Members are required to track time and submit on-line timesheets twice per month. They are also required to submit a monthly report through the same system (training will be provided). The person selected for this position will perform his/her/their day to day service at the partner site and serve on average 40 hours per week. Normal service hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm with one hour for lunch per day. It is expected that the person will be flexible as oftentimes service requires some evenings and weekends.
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;
Attending a national leadership conference in March 2021;
Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
Actively participating in at least two team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.
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
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: (1) must not have previously resigned from a LISC AmeriCorps position; (2) be able to earn at least 75% of the education award for this position; and (3) if having previously served, been exited with satisfactory service from a prior term.
The candidate will also need to meet all AmeriCorps eligibility requirements including but not limited to:
Be at least 17 years of age (there is no upper age limit)
Possess unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by AmeriCorps during the pre-enrollment period
Meet the National Service Criminal History Check Requirement noted below
NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK REQUIREMENT
If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make him/her/them ineligible for service. LISC does not disclose any results with the host site and will discuss any eligibility concerns that may arise directly with the candidate as per LISC’s policy.