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AmeriCorps Economic Opportunity Coaching -- Peckham, Inc.

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Peckham, Inc.
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Lansing, MI
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Published 22 days ago

SUMMARY

Peckham’s AmeriCorps program is a year-long National Service commitment; it is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable professional development at a national award-winning organization, recognized for its achievement in providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation, creating inclusive cultures and building a quality workplace for employees.  AmeriCorps members serving through the Economic Opportunity Coaching Program will provide individualized coaching to clients with disabilities and other barriers to employment to help them on the path to economic stability.  7 Full-time, 5 Half-time and 2 Quarter-time members will provide coaching to clients in the areas of Financial Literacy & Tax Preparation, Employability Skills and Adult Learning.  Members provide financial literacy and tax preparation coaching to clients in group and individual sessions on topics including budgeting, money management, credit education, VITA tax preparation, identity theft & fraud, retirement preparation and various other financial literacy topics.  Members also provide employability skills coaching on topics including resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, professional image coaching, self-management, and job search skills. Members serving the Adult Learning focus provide basic adult literacy coaching in English, math tutoring, citizenship literacy and other skill-building topics. 

Responsibilities vary by focus area and can include the following:

  1. Provide comprehensive coaching to clients, including individualized goal setting, to help people improve their financial literacy, employability skills, and adult education skills
  2. Communicate verbally and in writing daily with Peckham staff regarding clients’ progress in meeting their individualized goals
  3. Collaborate with community partners to coordinate on-site classes and link clients with community services
  4. Facilitate and support partner-led financial literacy classes
  5. Provide 1:1 follow up and support for Peckham Talent Development staff-led employability classes, including Adult Education
  6. Provide classroom instruction as needed/assigned
  7. Attend VITA tax training sessions provided by Capital Area United Way and utilize the IRS Link & Learn website for self-directed training to become VITA certified as a tax preparer.
  8. Quality review fellow members tax returns and provide clients the most accurate tax returns possible, interpret current tax code and be knowledgeable in tax return preparation practices  
  9. Travel to several off-site locations in the Greater Lansing area to provide tax preparation services
  10. Collaborate with community partners/volunteers to coordinate on-site tax prep services and link clients with community resources
  11. Provide comprehensive coaching to clients, including individualized goal setting, to help people improve their English and adult education skills
  12. Travel to satellite locations in the Greater Lansing area to provide English and adult education coaching to Peckham clients
  13. Coordinate and participate in Michigan’s AmeriCorps and National Days of Service activities and events
  14. Document service activities according to program requirements utilizing multiple databases.

 

Desired Skills:

  1. Excellent communication, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills
  2. High level of professionalism and ability to adhere to the program’s code of conduct
  3. Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information
  4. Ability to work independently and in groups
  5. Customer Service focused and ability to foster teamwork
  6. Computer proficient with MS Office Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel and other office business tools
  7. Ability to stand and present information up to one hour and/or sit for extended periods of time  

Teleservice Addendum COVID-19 Requirements:

  1. Adhere to original position description and perform as many tasks as can be performed under regular circumstances, remotely, using online interfaces
  2. Create and disseminate COVID-19 related material as it pertains to financial literacy and employment-related topics
  3. Engage in additional Civic Reflection activities, as assigned by Program Manager
  4. Assist Peckham Team Members with Unemployment applications online via the UIA website
  5. Engage in additional online professional development training opportunities offered by Peckham, Inc.
  6. Collaborate with Program Manager to take an active and unique role in capacity building activities to benefit Peckham Team Members (clients)
  7. Volunteer to serve at approved local non-profit shelters, food banks, and community outreach organizations to ensure essential services continue to be provided for members of the community.


Education:

High school diploma is required and college degree, or experience equivalent to at least two-year Associates degree or higher, is desired.


Benefits of National Service:

All living allowances paid bi-weekly in 26 payments over the service term

  1. An annual living allowance of $19,000 (total, pre-tax) for full-time members
  • $9,499 living stipend (total, pre-tax) for half-time members
  • $4,749 living stipend (total, pre-tax) for quarter-time members
  1. Standard AmeriCorps Member health care coverage offered for full-time members
  2. Income-eligible childcare assistance for full-time members
  3. Ongoing professional development, training, and networking opportunities
  4. Forbearance on qualified student loans
  5. Education Award of $6,345 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 1700 hours of service over a 12-month period for full-time members)
  • $3,172.50 Education Award for half-time members (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 900 hours of service over a 12-month period
  • $1,678.57 Education Award for quarter-time members (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 450 hours of service over a 12-month period


Must have access to reliable transportation. Must have access to a computer and internet connection. Must enjoy cultural diversity and have a commitment to community service.


To apply for this position, please attach a resume and cover letter and apply via the web at https://www.peckham.org.  For additional information, contact James Madaski at jmadaski@peckham.org


Peckham, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is operated in accordance with a policy which does not permit discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, handicap, national origin, or any other artificial characteristic.


EOE-Embracing Diversity to Achieve Excellence


SUMMARY

Peckham’s AmeriCorps program is a year-long National Service commitment; it is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable professional development at a national award-winning organization, recognized for its achievement in…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    October 11, 2021
  • End Date
    October 5, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    October 8, 2021
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    As listed: $19,000/year for full-time; $9,499/year for half-time; $4,749/year for quarter-time
  • Hours Per Week
    Positions Vary -- 35 hours/week - 20 hours/week - 10 hours/week

Benefits

In addition to the living allowance:

Standard AmeriCorps Member health care coverage is offered for full-time members. Income-eligible childcare assistance is available for full-time members. Ongoing professional development, training, and networking opportunities. Forbearance on qualified student loans and an Education Award of $6,345 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 1700 hours of service over a 12-month period for full-time members)

  • $3,172.50 Education Award for half-time members (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 900 hours of service over a 12-month period
  • $1,678.57 Education Award for quarter-time members (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 450 hours of service over a 12-month period


In addition to the living allowance:

Standard AmeriCorps Member health care coverage is offered for full-time members. Income-eligible childcare assistance is available for…

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please attach a resume and cover letter and apply via the web at https://www.peckham.org

Click on --> "Apply for job" --> "Apply for staff jobs" --> "Click to see all available jobs" --> "AmeriCorps Member".  

For additional information, contact James Madaski at jmadaski@peckham.org


To apply for this position, please attach a resume and cover letter and apply via the web at https://www.peckham.org

Click on --> "Apply for job" --> "Apply for staff jobs" --> "Click to see…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Lansing, MI
Associated Location
3510 Capitol City Blvd, Lansing, MI 48906, USA

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