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RISE AmeriCorps Member

RISE AmeriCorps Member

Term length: 50 weeks; full-time, part-time, and quarter-time positions available

Schedule: Monday-Friday at 9:00am-5:00pm, with occasional weekends and evenings required

Location: Statewide (in Des Moines, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Columbus Junction, Iowa City, Marshalltown, Ottumwa, Sioux City, and Storm Lake)


EMBARC's RISE AmeriCorps Program is searching for service-minded individuals to serve diverse refugee communities in Iowa. RISE Members work with community agencies to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate direct services, education, outreach, and referrals to refugee families in need.


Member Service Activities

Outreach and Assessment

- Cultivate trusting relationships with community organizations serving refugees

- Gather information on refugee economic barriers and unmet community needs through focus groups, one-on-one meetings, public awareness activities, and hosting hiring events in partnership with employers

Skills Development

- Participate in developing culturally and linguistically appropriate workshops and informational resources for refugees learning about resources in the community

- Provide refugees with appropriate connections to job training and skill development resources through small group workshops and one-on-one advising

Professional Development

- Communicate and serve with a diverse team of staff, AmeriCorps members, volunteers, partner families, and community members

- Attend 3 RISE AmeriCorps Trainings throughout the year

The program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities that support the AmeriCorps program design and which help the program meet its goals as outlined in the approved AmeriCorps application. In no circumstance, will members be asked or allowed to perform prohibited activities.


Qualifications

- US Citizen or National or lawful permanent resident of the US

- At least 17 years of age at the commencement of service

- High School Diploma/GED or agree to obtain one before using the Education Award

- Pass a 3-point background check (National Service Criminal History Check)


Other Requirements

- Members will receive an evaluation from their site supervisor at the middle and end of their service

- Personal time must be approved in advance by your site supervisor

- If you are unable to serve due to illness, please contact your site supervisor as soon as you know you will be unable to meet your service. Sick or personal days are allowed, but members lose possible days to earn the required number of hours needed to successfully complete the term of service. There are additional benefits offered if the member has a compelling personal circumstance


Benefits

- Yearly Living Allowance - SEE IMAGE ABOVE OR RISE AMERICORPS WEBSITE

- Education Award received upon successful completion of term of service

- Student loan forbearance and interest payments on federal student loans, if the member qualifies

- Medical, dental, and vision healthcare coverage

- Childcare coverage operated through AmeriCorpsChildcare.com, qualification based on family income and operated outside of our program


To Apply

Submit an application and resume online at https://refugeeriseiowa.org/members.html

Term length: 50 weeks; full-time, part-time, and quarter-time positions available

Schedule: Monday-Friday at 9:00am-5:00pm, with occasional weekends and evenings required

Location: Statewide (in Des Moines, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Columbus…

Details at a Glance

  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

STATEWIDE

Des Moines, IA, USA

How to Apply

Complete the application and submit your resume online at https://refugeeriseiowa.org/members.html

Complete the application and submit your resume online at https://refugeeriseiowa.org/members.html

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