Cornell College
  • 10-Apr-2017 to 01-Aug-2017 (CST)
  • Mount Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

Applications are being accepted for a temporary 12-month position, beginning September 2017 and ending August 2018, within the Office of Civic Engagement as a full-time member through the Iowa College AmeriCorps program. The member will assist with the coordination of a civic engagement program that offers educational and developmental opportunities for students through direct service, community advocacy, social activism, and public scholarship. The position will support office initiatives including mentoring in the local elementary and middle schools, a nationally recognized Relay For Life, a service trip program, social justice programming, sustainability programming, and general volunteer coordination efforts. The position will also assist with providing student leaders with ongoing leadership and management training, covering topics like communications, conflict resolution, and volunteer management/recruitment; and program marketing and assessment, evaluation, record-keeping, and other duties as assigned. The ICAP full-time member will have many opportunities to build partnerships with local nonprofit and social service organizations.

Evening and weekend hours required and must reside in the Mount Vernon area. Housing support will be provided if the member chooses to live on campus. This is a volunteer position with Cornell College; the member will not be considered an employee of the College. A living stipend will be paid out bi-monthly from Iowa Western Community College over a 12 month period. Additionally, health insurance will be available through Iowa Western Community College. Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the member will receive an education award of $5,600 from the National Service Trust. (Failure to disclose any history of being released for cause from another AmeriCorps program will render the member ineligible to receive the education award.)

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Relevant experience with service, advocacy, programming events, leadership or non-profit organization leadership preferred. Valid driver's license and ability to drive to various agencies and transport students are required.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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