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Community Engagement AmeriCorps

Salt Lake City (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Salt Lake City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

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Requisition ID: req7652

Job Title: Community Engagement AmeriCorps

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA

Job Description

IRC Background:

Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. In the U.S.; IRC provides assistance to refugees resettling here through 27 offices operating in 16 states. IRC resettles approximately 11,000 refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship. The IRC in Salt Lake City opened it office in 1994, and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees. 

Job Overview:

Operation AmeriCorps is a national program where community members have the opportunity to serve in local nonprofits for one year helping eliminate poverty. In return for service, members receive a living allowance and an education award upon completion of service.

This position will conduct outreach and education to refugees and other immigrants, with the aim of ensuring that refugees and other immigrants know about the services available to them and are able to access them. Outreach will focus on services that promote long-term self-sufficiency through stable employment at a livable wage and affordable housing, including financial education and coaching, ESL, digital literacy, career development counseling, home buyer counseling, down payment assistance, and others. In particular, this position’s outreach and education activities will center on activities that promote immigrants’ engaging in the civic life of their communities, increasing knowledge of immigrant rights, and advocating for policies and services that increase capacity to achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

As an AmeriCorps member the pay, called a “living stipend” is projected to be $17,250 which will be distributed over the period of 12 months, twice per month, until you are no longer in the program.

This is a Full -time contract and commitment for the course of one year (12 months), with a minimum of 1700 hours of service. Upon Successful completion of the contract, minimum hours and satisfactory fulfillment of your one (1) year contract, you would be eligible for an Education award of $6,095. You may use to either further your education or pay on a previously accrued qualifying Federal student loan(s).

Also while serving as an Operation AmeriCorps member, if you have any qualifying Federal Student loans, they will may qualify for forbearance along with any taxes accrued, will be paid by the National Corporation (Trust) at the end of your 12 month contract. The full time position also has Health Care options available through RBI Insurance (subject to eligibility and costs to the member).

Major Responsibilities:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

·Coordinate with program staff and Outreach AmeriCorps to develop targeted outreach strategies to engage clients in self-sufficiency and civic engagement programs and activities.

·Plan, design, and implement educational events around immigrant advocacy and civic engagement topics.

·Work with community partners and refugee community organizations to identify priority needs and barriers related to community engagement, job security, and affordable housing.

·Work with the IRC program staff, volunteers, and immigrant communities to ensure refugees and other new Americans utilize the breadth of services available to lead to long term self-sufficiency and engagement in their civic life.

·Utilize ETO and SalesForce to track outreach contacts, client participation in educational opportunities, and participation in key civic processes.


Qualifications

Job Requirements:

·Must be able to clear an FBI Criminal Background Check.

·High School Diploma or GED required.

·Ability to communicate effectively with people of different linguistic backgrounds.

·Highly organized with excellent time and space management skills.

·Proficient in MS Excel and Word.

·Patience, flexibility and a good sense of humor.

·Ability to speak passionately and articulately about our mission.

·Professional, friendly and courteous attitude a must.

·Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

·Ability to drive a vehicle, valid and current driver’s license. Must have proof of insurance and good driving record.

AmeriCorps Benefits:

·Living Stipend of $17,250 split up and distributed over 12 months Allowance.

·Upon completion of one year (12 months) with a minimum commitment of 1700 hours of service, member is eligible for an Education Award of $6,095 to use to either further education or pay on previously accrued qualifying Federal student loan(s).

·Qualifying Federal Student Loans may be eligible for forbearance.

To Apply:

Committed applicants, please email your resume in a Microsoft Word or an Adobe PDF document with the subject line: “Operation AmeriCorps - The IRC” and send to: crdAmeriCorps@slco.org and Joshua.Lloyd@rescue.org

IRC- leading the way from harm to home

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Please apply at http://www.rescue.org/careers



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