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Summer Vista Associate for SABER Application

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The ALSO program, in conjunction with the Offices of Community Service and of Community Enhancement & Engagement, seeks a qualified student for a VISTA Summer Associate Position. The successful candidated will help finalize a curriculum for the SABER program (a community-College teaching and learning initiative starting in Fall 2012). The successful applicant should:

  • Be eligble for off-campus employment in the US
  • Have strong Spanish language skills
  • Coursework in Education is desirable but not necessary
  • Understand children's areas of interest
  • Be able to think creatively and to uncover potential curricular pitfalls
  • Be extremely organized
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work independently

Information about VISTA Summer Associates Program Service:

The VISTA Summer Associate program is a short-term service opportunity. The Summer Associate program enhances an existing VISTA project by providing individuals that will participate in an intensive level of summer service. During service, VISTA Summer Associates are available to the community on a full-time basis which is described by Congress as “24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” This means that a Summer Associate should be available as deemed necessary by the sponsoring agency, for the project, without regard to standard working hours. As a Summer Associate, your contributions will have an actual and credible impact on those being served. The Project Supervisor will provide Summer Associates with a work plan which will detail the specific project and contribution. ICoF VISTA Summer Associate Service dates are for a 10 week term: June 1-August 9, 2012

Subsistence/Living Allowance:

The Corporation for National and Community Services provides VISTA Summer Associates a modest living allowance. Approximately $2,000 total for the summer before taxes, ($29.33 per day, and a full pay period is 14 days). VISTA Summer Associates are required to have their bi-weekly allowance deposited directly into an account unless written justification is provided to CNCS State Office as to why direct deposit should not be required. The form for choosing direct deposit will be available online through the member’s My AmeriCorps account.

In addition to the benefits offered by the VISTA program, Grinnell College will provide campus housing with the Apprentices in Non-Profit Management; please visit:http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/communityenhance/student-engagement/stud...

End of Service Benefit:

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates are eligible to receive a $125/month end of service cash stipend or a $1,174.60 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The non-transferable education award may be used at a qualifying educational institution (Title IV schools) or used to repay federal government backed student loans. This award counts as one of two education awards, that by law, a person can receive for AmeriCorps service in a lifetime. For more information, please visit www.americorps.gov.

Full and Part-Time Employment is Prohibited:

VISTA Summer Associate service requires a full immersion in the project and community. The VISTA Sumer Associate cannot have a part-time job or be employed in any other paid position during the term of service.

Other Benefits:

Summer Associates do not receive childcare support, relocation allowances, health benefits, or life insurance.

Pre-Service Orientation:

VISTA Summer Associates will attend a one pre-service orientation sponsored by the Iowa Council of Foundations in Des Moines on June 1, 2012.

Annual and Sick Leave:

Due to the short-term nature of this opportunity, there is no paid annual or sick leave.

Register at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do as well.

Application Deadline: April 30th, 2012