Summer AmeriCorps Member

Town/City
Mount Ayr
Base County
Ringgold
Counties Served
Ringgold
Objective

The AmeriCorps Member's role is to work for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Ringgold county to provide local youth educational programming.  This position is for 300 hours and is based on a flexible schedule dependent on youth programming needs.  

Responsibilities

* assist County Youth Coordinator in planning and organizing educational youth programs, deliver day camps and workshops, implement youth activities at the Ringgold County Fair

* prepare promotional materials, possible mailings and other informational materials in support of youth programs

* familiarize oneself with curriculum for program facilitation, shopping/ordering supplies, printing copies, preparation of physical site, and administration of evaluations

* manage registration process, collect fees and maintain attendance records and medical/release forms as necessary

* assist with recruitment of adult and youth volunteers

* present a review of activities the member participated in and completed during the 300 hours

Qualifications

* applicant must be at least 17 years of age at the start of employment

* capable of taking direction and working both independently and as part of a team

* energetic, imaginative, self-starter who works well in a fast-paced environment

* strong written and verbal skills

* strong computer skills in Microsoft Word and Excel

* ability to work a flexible schedule, including a weekend day here and there (May - August - flexible start & end dates)

Additional Information

Interested candidates need to submit an application (see below link) and resume to: Dawn Dugan at dawnd@iastate.edu or drop it off at the Extension office located at 101 N. Polk Street in Mount Ayr.

Document

Interviews will be scheduled with potential candidates early May.  

Job Type
Temporary
Hours
300 hours
Benefits

* a living stipend

* an educational award (can be applied to past educational loans or future tuition)

* valuable career experience

* opportunities for service, civic engagement and personal growth

* networking opportunities

Application Deadline
This position will remain open until filled

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. For the full non-discrimination statement or accommodation inquiries, go to www.extension.iastate.edu/diversity/ext.