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Youth Services Program Liaison (The Opportunity Tree/Public Allies)

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Public Allies Arizona
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Phoenix, AZ

Public Allies Arizona


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Published 3 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Our organization (The Opportunity Tree) is currently building our Youth Services for teens with intellectual disabilities aged 14-22. Youth Services include the ‘Tree Fort’ afterschool and summer programs, Pre-employment Training Services (Pre-ETS) job and career preparation programs, and service delivery in Phoenix, Casa Grande & Maricopa. A Public Ally is expected to increase awareness of, and participation in, youth services programs, assist with school outreach and creating relationships in the special education academic community, increasing awareness in the larger disability community, and increase capacity in interfacing with families, parents, youth Members, and agency staff. In addition, the Public Ally will help increase program capacity by helping develop daily program schedules, designing calendars and curriculum, implementing specific skill building programs and activities, assisting in developing program resources, and working directly with youth Opportunity Tree Members in programs. 

Public Allies is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership of all people.

When you join Public Allies, you join a national network of inspiring leaders dedicated to practicing six core values of Diversity/Inclusion, Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Integrity, Building on Assets, and Innovation. We want our Allies to learn, grow, and lead in diverse and challenging environments.

Our intensive program starts in the fall and runs through summer. Allies who are selected invest 10 months in nonprofit and community-based organizations, while receiving valuable leadership and professional training.

Program Benefits Include:

  • Being a part of the AmeriCorps national service network
  • A monthly living stipend (amount varies by location)
  • $6,195 Eli Segal Education Award
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment
  • Paid healthcare
  • Childcare subsidy
  • Networking with nonprofit and community leaders
  • Leadership skills training

Our Allies gain valuable leadership skills and professional experience, set personal and professional goals, receive training and coaching, and plan for their future to help them achieve their potential. You will use your new leadership skills to help strengthen the organization you are placed with, as well as connect to leaders and organizations in your community to help address real issues. Public Allies bases our selection of applicants on Core Competencies.

Position Qualifications:

 AmeriCorps Allies are individuals from our communities who are committed to making a difference through service, and who are looking for an opportunity to build skills and a network of emerging grassroots leaders. Our AmeriCorps Ally program, which generally lasts 10 months and is a paid opportunity with benefits, is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, criminal record, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, community, or social affiliations. Anyone over 17 years with a high school diploma or GED, and who is a U.S. citizen or has permanent residency, is welcome to apply.

How to Apply:

To apply please visit our website at: http://apply.publicallies.org/

Or contact our Recruitment Program Manager at: smricht1@asu.edu for more information. 

Our organization (The Opportunity Tree) is currently building our Youth Services for teens with intellectual disabilities aged 14-22. Youth Services include the ‘Tree Fort’ afterschool and summer programs, Pre-employment Training…

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Phoenix, AZ

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