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Project TLC (To Love a Child), hosted by the Exchange Club Family Center in Memphis, was the first program of its kind in West Tennessee to take a direct stand against child abuse and directly focuses on the issue area and nationality of Human Needs: children and youth. Ameri-Corps Project TLC’s service activities are de-signed to meet the various needs of “at risk” and abusive parents by teaching them positive parenting skills through parenting education courses, providing on-site and home-based training to families, and advocating for abused children’s best interests in court custody and visitation decisions. AmeriCorps members provide emotional support and essentially serve as role models to their clients.
- Apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/
- Send email to email@example.com when application is completed to request a reference form for a third reference.
- Submit a copy of your birth certificate, driver’s license, social security card and proof of insurance. (Note: We will need to view the originals of the above documents at some point during the orientation process).
- Official High School and College Transcripts are required. Please request them to be sent to:
Attn: Tiffany Smith, AmeriCorps Program Director
2180 Union Ave. Memphis, TN 38104
5. Attend an applicant orientation (dates TBA)
All documents may be brought or mailed to the above.
- 19 years of age or older
- Minimum 2 years of College Preferred (Social Sciences Bachelors Degree Preferred)
- Able to pass a background check
When the above steps are completed, an interview will be scheduled.
When the above steps are completed, an interview will be scheduled.
Please call Tiffany Smith at 276-2200 x 159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Everyone who applies for an AmeriCorps position is now required to complete an online application. When completing an AmeriCorps application, please be sure to have the following information:
- Employment History/ Resume’
- Community Service Experience
- Two personal/ professional references
- Please note for Project TLC a total of 3 references are required.
To access the MyAmericorps website, click or type the following link:
Complete the following steps to apply for an AmeriCorps -Project TLC position:
- Click on the Apply to Serve link
- Enter the information requested (4 steps)
- Click Finish
- You will receive an automatic email to the email address you provide
- Open the email sent to you and click the link provided
- Create a username and password
- Click Applications link
- Click Create Application link
- Enter information
- Enter your references (be sure to click the link to have an email sent to your reference)
- Click the Finish Application link
- Click Search Listings link
- In Program name field type Project TLC
- Click Search
- Select Project TLC by the (*) to apply for a either a part-time or full-time position
- Click Apply Now
- Certify that everything is correct
- Click Submit
Note: If you’d like to be considered for both part-time and full-time positions, please make sure that you apply for both part-time and full-time positions.
Once your application has been received, please send an email to email@example.com advising of your application.
Note: Applying for a position with Project TLC requires additional references. Please request a reference form when you’ve completed your online application if you have not received one.
Questions? Please contact, Tiffany Smith, Project TLC Program Director at 901-276-2200 x159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Recruit qualified mentors
- Train mentors/mentees
- Conduct Background checks, perform face to face interviews, and review references for potential mentors
- Pair Mentors with Mentees
- Assist mentors/mentees/parents or guardians of mentees with any issues that may arise
- Keep any records that may be required for AmeriCorps*Vista
- Assist the mentors/mentees with any barriers that may arise (i.e. facilitating discussions between the school, parent, child, and mentor; directing the mentee family to local programs that may assist with needs, etc.)
- Any other duties pertinent to the position that may arise.
Resume and cover letter are required.
Deadline for submission is October 15th.
Email to: email@example.com
Mail to: Judge Celeste Wilson
DeSoto County Courthouse
2535 Highway 51 South
Hernando, MS 38632
POSITION TITLE: BRIDGES AmeriCorps Member: Bridge Builders® Facilitation Specialist
REPORTS TO: Director of Community Engagement
POSITION DESCRIPTION: BRIDGES is seeking four (4) full-time AmeriCorps members to
serve as Facilitation Specialists for the Bridge Builders® program. This is a one-year, full time
(1700 hours required) position from August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013. Members will work 25-30
hours per week during the school year (August – May) and 40+ hours per week during the summer (June – July).
BENEFITS: AmeriCorps members will receive a living stipend of $17,000 per year, an education award of $5,550, and full employee benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. Other benefits include student loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities, and working with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and BRIDGES staff to create positive community change in Memphis.
ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1922, BRIDGES is a local non-profit located in Memphis, Tennessee. Its mission is to build a community of leaders to advance racial, economic, educational and environmental justice. Located in the Uptown neighborhood, the BRIDGES Center is the first green commercial building in Memphis and features a state of the art indoor high ropes course and rock climbing wall. Founded in 1988, the Bridge Builders® program uses experiential learning/adventure based education to empower diverse youth leaders to create positive community change. Bridge Builders® currently serves approximately 5,000 youth from more than 100 schools across the Greater Memphis area.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serve 25-35 hours per week during the school year and 40+ hours per week during the summer. Program dates and times vary but normally occur during the school day and afterschool (Monday through Friday from 7:30am – 8pm), and on weekends (Saturdays from 8am-5pm and Sundays from 1pm – 5pm). Intensive summer programming occurs May 29 – July 28 with required attendance Monday through Friday from 7:30am-6:30pm and Saturdays from 7:30am-3:30pm.
2. Facilitate/co-facilitate Bridge Builders® programming – including meetings, workshops and full day events and conferences – in schools, community organizations and on-site at the BRIDGES Center.
3. Lead groups of 10-20 youth through experiential learning activities and discussions focused on leadership, cmmunity and justice.
4. Prepare program materials, handouts, curriculum guides, etc. for all meetings, events and trainings.
5. Assist in the managing and maintenance of curriculum tools and supplies.
6. Facilitate pre- and post-program evaluations.
7. Assist with the recruitment and retention of Bridge Builders participants.
8. Support the positive development and sustaining of partnerships with schools and other community organizations.
9. Ensure, with the guidance of the Director of Bridge Builders® , that risk management procedures are implemented and followed during Bridge Builders® programming.
10. Represent BRIDGES at events, conferences, meetings, public forums, etc. that may require speaking to groups on behalf of BRIDGES.
11. Attend all trainings per AmeriCorps and BRIDGES requirements.
12. Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the Director of Community Engagement or other senior managers.
1. To serve in AmeriCorps, individuals must be at least 17 years of age; have a high school diploma or GED; and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien. Documentation of age, education and citizenship are required.
2. Experience providing and leading programs for adolescent youth in the field of experiential/adventure based education.
3. Possess a genuine interest in and desire for knowledge that promotes the mission of BRIDGES, including community building, leadership development and youth-led movements for racial, economic, educational and environmental justice.
4. Possess a genuine interest, knowledge and passion for working with a diverse population of adolescent youth so that their unique assets are recognized and developed.
5. Is a lifelong learner and exhibits this in his/her life.
6. Have experience and enthusiasm for coaching and developing the strengths and skills of youth participants.
7. Values diversity and seeks out opportunities for self, staff, volunteers and program participants to interact and learn in diverse settings.
8. Detail oriented with ability to multi-task while maintaining high quality accountability measurements and documentation for the Bridge Builders® program and each of its components.
9. Strength in developing and maintaining positive working relationships where open communication exists with BRIDGES staff, community partners and funding agencies.
10. Good verbal and written communication skills (interpersonal, intercultural and corporate); good interpersonal and leadership skills.
11. Must be computer literate with knowledge of and experience using Microsoft products.
12. Must possess a valid driver’s license and show proof of liability insurance coverage as required by the laws of the State of Tennessee and as outlined in the BRIDGES Employee Handbook.
13. Must have own means of reliable transportation to work and to multiple program venues throughout the city.
14. Must be flexible and able to work evenings and weekends as required.
1. Requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit departments at BRIDGES Center, schools, off campus training sessions, summer camps and conferences, etc.
2. Employee will participate in all high-energy activities of the Experiential Learning Center; participation requires ability to climb, run, stoop, elevate to high ropes course, etc.
3. Able to lift, carry and / or move 40 pounds unassisted and up to 75 pounds with assistance.
4. Employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see and hear.
5. Requires excellent communication skills, both spoken and written.
6. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear and see. The employee is required to use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
In compliance with applicable law, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Julia McWhirter, Director of Community Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2012. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Due to the large amount of applicants, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants selected for an interview will also be required to submit an application through the My AmeriCorps portal. For additional information about AmeriCorps, please visit www.americorps.gov. For additional information about BRIDGES and the Bridge Builders program, please visit www.bridgesusa.org.
Girl Scouts Heart of the South is partnering with AmeriCorps National Program to offer two great paid volunteer opportunities in the Memphis area for the 2012-2013 membership year. There are two year- long assignments available.
- Assisting current staff with developing recruitment and retention methods
- Expanding current community partnerships that will help increase and sustain Girl Scout membership.
- Support members recruited through the outreach program by implementing product sales to fund activities.
- Help recruit and support volunteers during membership summer initiatives.
- Creating and implementing a system for recruiting adult and teen volunteers to enhance and sustain programs in underserved areas.
- Assisting program department with Girl Scout program development and implementation.
- Identifying strategies to improve effectiveness and efficiency data entry process for new members
- Recognize and believe in the self-worth and potential of girls
- Bring high energy, vitality and enthusiasm while enabling group cooperation and fostering group cohesiveness
- Ability to take the initiative, and to implement short and long range plans concurrently, and to work with minimum direct supervision
- Well organized with the ability to shift priorities in response to changing needs and adjust work to accommodate shifts in organizational priorities
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, and some evenings; able to provide own transportation
- Valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets the requirements for coverage through the council’s business auto insurance carrier
All candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED and the candidate must also possess excellent time management and good organizational skills. Ability to work a flexible work schedule when necessary is also required. This is a 12 month-volunteer position that comes with several perks: monthly stipend, healthcare benefits for qualifying families, childcare benefits for up to four children choice of $1500 cash stipend or $5350 education award at completion of assignment.
Due to the time needed to complete the program, we ask that AmeriCorps Volunteers have graduated from school.
AmeriCorps offers great benefits. Send resumes to: email@example.com. No phone calls please. Deadline for submission is Monday, March 19th. For more information regarding AmeriCorps volunteer programs, please visit www.americorp.gov.