North Carolina LiteracyCorps Member

  • Carrboro, NC, US

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To Apply, you must fill out the PDF AmeriCorps Application on the NCLC website.

Visit our website for more information and to access the application:

http://nclc.web.unc.edu/join-nclc/americorps-member/

The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE)

North Carolina LiteracyCorps 2016-2017

Posting For Full Time, Half-Time, and Minimum Time Positions

Purpose

SCALE's North Carolina LiteracyCorps is a statewide consortium of AmeriCorps members working to build the capacity, impact, and partnership of community and campus based literacy programs. Members will provide direct service tutoring, recruit and train volunteers, and implement capacity-building plans based on locally-identified needs. Potential needs include volunteer recruitment and training, developing and enhancing community partnerships, assisting with scheduling and coordination tasks, and gathering data for local and project evaluation. LiteracyCorps members are neither employees nor volunteers; they are members of a National Service Program. SCALE will provide ongoing support for both members and community- and campus-based sites through ongoing training, site visits, resources, and conference calls. Each position type (full time, half time, and minimum type receive different benefits- find more at nclc.web.unc.edu

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED (or promise to obtain one before using the education award) and writing skills deemed adequate by the program director
  • At least 17-years-old
  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Strong commitment to community service
  • Previous education and/or experience working with young children and/or adult learners preferred
  • Proof of no previous conviction or substantiation of child abuse, violent, or sexual crimes
  • Ability to work well with a diverse population of people
  • Reliable transportation
  • 10-12 month commitment to this position and completion of 1,700, 900, or 300 hours of service by July 31, 2017.

Essential Functions

  • Members must adhere to a consistent service schedule and demonstrate reliability and seriousness of purpose
  • Members must be able to read to young children and/or adult learners
  • Members must complete paperwork on time
  • Members must be able to communicate effectively with everyone involved in the project—community members, college staff and volunteers, NC LiteracyCorps Program Director, and service recipients
  • Members must demonstrate an ability to understand and implement project service plans, program policies, regulations, objectives, and activities

Member Responsibilities

  • Enhance the quality and effectiveness of community- or campus-based literacy programs by serving as a tutoring program leader in a community organization for approximately 35-40 hours a week (full time), 18-22 hours per week (half-time) 10-12 hours per week (min. time)
  • Implement a year-long capacity-building plan
  • Participate in pre- and post-evaluations on learners to assess the quality of the NC LiteracyCorps Project
  • Collaborate with other community sites to define needs in the community
  • Assist with training of tutors or volunteers
  • Perform other allowable program service duties as requested by local supervisor
  • Attend all required NC LiteracyCorps trainings and meetings conducted by SCALE
  • Attend all required AmeriCorps trainings and meetings conducted by the North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service
  • Participate in SCALE technical assistance activities, such as conference calls and site visits
  • Receive certification in Adult and Child CPR and First Aid
  • Assist in disaster preparedness activities as needed
  • Participate in National Identity Days such as: 9/11 Day of Service, Make A Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, National Volunteer Week, and AmeriCorps Week

NC LiteracyCorps Current Host Site Opportunities

*Position descriptions for each host site can be found at the website below

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Areas of focus:

  • 101 E Weaver St Suite 201
    Carrboro, NC, US
    See Map
  • Start and end dates:

    08/08/2016
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    A lot (10+ hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings Late nights
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays Weekends
  • Schedule:

    Flexible schedule
  • Extra details:

    Stipend provided

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Areas of focus:


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