New Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership team members will start in late January.
In response to community input, the Grinnell AmeriCorps Partnership is offering four new part-time positions. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016.
"Since we launched our AmeriCorps member recruitment efforts earlier this fall, we have received positive feedback from community members who have expressed interest in serving as AmeriCorps team members," said Monica Chavez-Silva, assistant vice president of community enhancement and engagement.
"Many of these community members are interested in part-time options, so we have changed some full-time positions to part-time positions to better align with community interest and needs. We are now seeking four part-time members who will start in late January. Details will be available later this spring about additional summer positions to support summer learning."
Applicants for part-time positions should be interested in education and community, have demonstrated an ability to bring people together in order to get something done, and interact well with people, especially youth, from diverse backgrounds. Before beginning their service term, the four part-time AmeriCorps members will go through training to learn about the program's mission, priorities and individual member obligations.
AmeriCorps members will serve at community host-sites to support the advancement of community education priorities in the areas of school attendance and readiness, family and community engagement, and volunteer resources. The successful applicants will receive an AmeriCorps living allowance and an AmeriCorps education award (upon successful completion of service).
Individuals selected for the four part-time positions will serve at the following host sites:
- Fairview Elementary School — One part-time member will address school attendance while the other will focus on students' readiness for school as part of the Voluntary Preschool Program
- Grinnell Chamber of Commerce — One part-time member will concentrate on family and community engagement
- Greater Poweshiek Community Foundation — One part-time member will work on volunteer Infrastructure
The application packet includes detailed service descriptions, benefits, qualifications and the application form.
Completed applications, which are due Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, can be emailed or mailed to Community Enhancement and Engagement at 733 Broad St., Grinnell, Iowa 50112.
For more information about the Grinnell AmeriCorps Member Service positions, email Community Enhancement and Engagement or call 641-269-3900.