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Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC) - LISC AmeriCorps Member

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Published 14 days ago

January 29, 2021
Up to $17,000$1700/month for 10-month duration

LTSC Community Development Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Youth Services Volunteer 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 LTSC Community Development Corporation or LISC.

 

WHAT WE DO

LTSC Community Development Corporation (LTSC) serves the Little Tokyo neighborhood, the Japanese American community in Los Angeles, and the Asian & Pacific Islander and low-income communities surrounding downtown. The mission of LTSC is to provide a comprehensive array of social welfare and community development services to assist low income and other persons in need, contribute to community revitalization and cultural preservation in Little Tokyo, and provide such resources to neighboring Asian Pacific Islander and other low-income communities.

 

With residents and partners, LISC forges resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America – great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families. Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $22 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from the East Coast to the West Coast in 36 urban markets from Buffalo to San Francisco and 2,200 Rural counties. Visit us at www.lisc.org to learn more.

 

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 LTSC Community Development Corporation 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:

 

·     Recruit, coordinate, and oversee approximately 35 volunteers throughout the year.

·     Support staff efforts to leverage funding for the expansion of the program by conducting research for funding opportunities (not to exceed 10% of the member’s time).

·     Partner with Youth Services Coordinator to coordinate volunteer engagement and development of tutoring curriculum and recreational activities.

·     Manage tracking system for onboarding volunteers as well as Mi CASA youth participant academic progress.

·     Assist with outreach efforts to recruit youth participants for the afterschool program.

 

In performing these activities, LTSC Community Development Corporation and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):

 

  • Engage 35 new (episodic) volunteers to provide 1,000 volunteer hours to community based projects

 

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 hours are Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm with time for breaks. In light of new policies implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LTSC staff coordinate with their supervisors to plan for a Work from Home schedule and work in the office as necessary. 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.

 

SKILLS NEEDED

  • 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)

 

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.

 

Candidates being offered and accepting this AmeriCorps position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, State Level Criminal History Search, and an FBI search. LISC should receive the results from all checks at least one week prior to the first day of proposed service. The person must be cleared for service by LISC prior to the first day of service. 

 

A candidate may not be considered eligible for service in instances where he/she/they: (1) are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW); and/or (2) has been convicted of murder; and/or (3) has a non-resolved/non-adjudicated criminal offense.

LTSC Community Development Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Youth Services Volunteer Coordinator. We are recruiting a full-time AmeriCorps member to be a…

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  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
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Benefits

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $6,195 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place qualifying, existing student loans (not in 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. 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.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will be eligible for a $6,195 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or…

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Other languages welcomed.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Other languages welcomed.

Location

231 East 3rd Street, G-106, Los Angeles, CA 90013

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to: Gilda Hernandez, Neighborhood Services Coordinator – ghernandez@ltsc.org

 

Or via mail to:

Little Tokyo Service Center

Attn: Gilda Hernandez, Neighborhood Services Coordinator

231 E 3rd Street, Suite G-106

Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

The candidate selected for this position will complete an account set up and on-line application via the My AmeriCorps Portal located here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do as well as intake forms via a secure system.

 

LISC AmeriCorps and LTSC Community Development Corporation are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.


HOW TO APPLY:

Submit a resume and cover letter via email to: Gilda Hernandez, Neighborhood Services Coordinator – ghernandez@ltsc.org

 

Or via mail to:

Little Tokyo Service Center

Attn…

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