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Life Skills and Education Access for Women 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:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
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Job Overview:

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

The Life Skills and Education Access for Women AmeriCorps position will focus efforts towards families in IRC’s resettlement program. The position will increase IRC’s capacity to support families through matching them with volunteers in the family mentor program and assisting with enrollment in early education. The AmeriCorps member will work directly in case management services and will be supervised by the education team supervisor. As an AmeriCorps member the pay, called a “living stipend” is projected to be $18,850 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 $6,345. 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).

AmeriCorps BENEFITS:


Living Stipend of $18,850 split up and distributed over 12 months


Upon completion of one year (12 months) with a minimum commitment of 1700 hours of service, member is eligible for an Education Award of $6,345 to use for either further education or pay on previously accrued qualifying Federal student loan(s)


Qualifying Federal Student Loans may be eligible for forbearance

This position assists women who are at risk for homelessness in accessing skill-building resources and education towards livable wages. It also works with families to ensure that children have support and access to education thus guarding against intergenerational poverty and provides infrastructure for women to participate in skill building by providing outreach and childcare support.

Major Responsibilities:

·Enroll refugee woman into skill-building courses and educational programming

·Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to assist with childcare support that will enable refugee woman’s participation in programming

·Support and train refugee parents in navigating the U.S. school system to better support student’s academic success

·Assist refugee woman survivors of domestic violence in securing new housing and relocating their students schools when necessary

·Assist with office support to set up client housing and provide necessary materials to new arrivals

·Communicate program success to stakeholders through newsletter write-ups and program reports


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