Family Stability Coordinator / AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/26/2018

Address

96 Lafayette Street
2nd Floor
Salem
Massachusetts
01970
United States

Description


AmeriCorps Member Service Opportunity

 Family Stability Coordinator Full-Time Position

1700 hours in 10 months


North Shore CDC and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Family Resource Coordinator. The candidate will ideally begin service on November 1, 2018 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on August 31, 2019. The exact start and end date is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation. The individual selected to serve is not considered to be an employee of North Shore CDC or LISC.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation and North Shore Community Development Coalition (CDC) are seeking a full-time (1700 hours within ten months) AmeriCorps member to serve as Family Resource Coordinator

Based in Salem, Massachusetts, North Shore CDC is a regional community development organization with a mix of programs and activities including real estate development, community engagement and neighborhood- based programming. Our work is primarily in Salem, Beverly and Peabody, and within each community much of our work is concentrated in historically low-income neighborhoods. Each is home to a richly diverse population of multi-generational families as well as first and second generation immigrants primarily from Central and South America, but also including families from Southeast Asia, Africa, etc.

North Shore CDC’s mission is to invest in neighborhoods to create thriving communities. Our vision is that each neighborhood is one of choice and opportunity. For more information on our history and programs, please visit our website at www.northshorecdc.org. Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children.  LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.


The Family Resource Coordinator will play an essential role in helping provide additional support to clients of the Family Resource Center through job placement workshops and financial coaching. The Member will work closely with residents seeking services by providing intake and referral support to all potential clients. As the first point of contact, the member will work closely to support residents in their referrals by developing caseload of clients who are working with the Financial Services and Workforce Development partners. The member will supplement these partner services with workshops and coaching for the member's caseload of clients. The AmeriCorps member will report to the Community Engagement Coordinator.


Members will also be expected to fully participate as part of the LISC AmeriCorps team.  LISC sponsored activities including:

  • Attend a national leadership conference . This conference is coordinated by the national LISC AmeriCorps staff;
  • Attend all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
  • Participate in a minimum of six nationally sponsored webinars;
  • Engage in every-other-month affinity groups to discuss topics related to the member’s service; and,
  • Actively participating in two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week).


This is an AmeriCorps position. LISC and North Shore CDC will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.


Desired Skills

  • 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
  • Computer skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required
  • Professional, mature and detail oriented
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in social services or a related field

Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

  • Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
  • Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no age limit)
  • Have status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status
  • Be eligible to earn an education award and not be barred from performing a term of service
  • Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time and within that time period complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service. Normal service hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Be available for service from November 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019
  • CORI check is required -If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application. Candidates must be cleared by CNCS prior to the first day of service.

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,920 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place existing student loans (loans must qualify and not in a state of default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position pays a total stipend of $17,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is required. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service). 

Additional benefits for alums can be found here: https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/employers-national-service/alumni and information on Public Service Loan Forgiveness can be found here: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.


Resumes should be sent to:

Jake Lefker, Director of Community Engagement Jake@northshorecdc.org

LISC & North Shore CDC promote equal opportunity in selecting AmeriCorps members.  We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process. This program is available to all, and we treat all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual - Spanish/English

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

jake@northshorecdc.org

Resumes should be sent to:

Jake Lefker, Director of Community Engagement Jake@northshorecdc.org


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