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VYDC-VT Youth Development Corps Team Leader

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Lead a dynamic AmeriCorps team in VT who use ingenuity and skill to engage youth in discovering their passions, build resilience, and make healthy choices to achieve their full potential!

PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members of the VT Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) implement diverse youth initiatives, fostering positive development & building resilience to help youth avoid opioid misuse & other unhealthy behaviors, transcend the effects of COVID-19, and the gain academic, social, & job skills needed to thrive. Website: VermontYouthAmeriCorps.org

SITE: The VYDC Leader supports AmeriCorps members serving across VT who inspire over 4,000 youth to connect with their communities and make healthy choices. VYDC members serve at outdoor & alternative schools; afterschool, summer, & mentoring programs; teen & drop-in centers; STEM programs; and youth civic organizations. Based on positive youth development model, members implement initiatives for youth to cultivate resilience that build competence, self-worth, compassion, & connection. VYDC (1) Fosters youth engagement in civic discussion, community service, & environmental stewardship. (2) Promotes healthy lifestyles via exercise, recreation, & nutrition. (2) Supports youth struggling with opioids & other substance misuse, mental health, or homelessness. (3) Develops volunteer, program, & non-federal cash & in-kind resources for AmeriCorps-led programs. (4) Creates curricula & leads activities to help youth succeed in school (e.g., literacy, arts, history, and science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics--STEM). (5) Designs programs to teach job & life skills. (6) Promotes programs via social & other media and builds & strengthens community partnerships. VYDC Leader & members gain professional skills & experience to support them in service and subsequent careers.

COVID-19: The VYDC Leader supports AmeriCorps members’ efforts across Vermont to address the short- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on youth. AmeriCorps, NCCC, FEMACorps, VISTA, & Peace Corps experience preferred. Visit www.vermontyouthamericorps to learn more! Office Location: Berlin, VT

Member Duties: The VYDC Leader is part of a professional team that runs a statewide AmeriCorps program. Duties: 1) Support members: visit members at sites; develop esprit de corps; support members in successfully completing service; foster leadership skills & a lifelong commitment to service. 2) Help members develop activities that promote positive youth development. 3) Plan community service events & Dr. King Day of Service. 4) Implement public relations through traditional & social media. 5) Enhance & develop partnerships with community members & agencies. 6) Develop newsletters & social media content. 7) Plan activities for youth. 8) Implement professional development training activities for members. 9) Identify community needs related to & support members in implementing COVID-19 relief & other recovery efforts.

Min. Age: 21. Previous AmeriCorps service preferred. Private transportation & valid license: mo. travel to member sites. Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.

Program Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Professional Development, rent subsidy , Health Coverage , Living Allowance .

Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Full-time, Temporary

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Professional development assistance


Lead a dynamic AmeriCorps team in VT who use ingenuity and skill to engage youth in discovering their passions, build resilience, and make healthy choices to achieve their full potential!

PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members of the…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Barre, VT
Associated Location

Vermont Youth AmeriCorps

652 Granger Rd, Barre, VT 05641, USA

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.

Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.

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