Jane Addams Resource Corporation and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Digital Literacy Instructor. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2017 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her term on July 31, 2018. The exact start and end date is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation.
The Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. JARC provides high quality skills training and support services to help lower-income and unemployed workers achieve self-sufficiency. JARC provides economic and workforce development services to businesses to improve their competitiveness.
Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) was founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit community development organization to build healthy communities through workforce, economic, and human development. JARC is a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) and organizes its programs into clusters that align with two best practice models: the Sector Model to workforce development and the Financial Opportunity Center Model (FOC) model of bundled financial services. These services include job training (Careers in Manufacturing Program), career development and placement assistance, adult education, digital literacy, income supports, and financial coaching, counseling and education.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.
AMERICORPS MEMBER ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Digital Literacy Instructor is responsible for the facilitation and delivery of a basic computer skills curriculum while integrating financial literacy instruction through the use of technology. Successful service delivery will ensure that JARC prepares program participants to launch a successful career in manufacturing, obtain gainful employment and build the foundation to achieve financial self-sufficiency.
The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:
Screening participants and conducting assessments to determine computer skills levels and knowledge of financial tools, products, services and resources
Facilitating Digital and Financial Literacy classes within JARC’s Careers in Manufacturing Programs (CMP), and Adult Learners Programs & Services (ALPS)
Providing individual Digital Literacy instruction and tutoring to CMP and ALPS participants
Meeting quantitative performance expectations, and utilizing Salesforce to document program participant attendance, participation and progress
In collaboration with the Financial Coach, developing content to enhance the quality of the financial education curriculum
Supporting the Financial Coach in identifying new credit and asset building practices, products and potential partner agencies
Promoting JARC’s programs and services while maintaining and cultivating strong relationships with community stakeholders, other FOC sites, and financial institutions.
Collaborating with other functional teams, and staff to achieve program objectives and goals
Referring participants to resources, trainings, educational programs and/or related supportive services as needed
Assisting in recruiting and outreach activities when necessary
AMERICORPS MEMBER PERFORMANCE
Members will be provided with goal(s) at the onset of the service assignment based on the activities and responsibilities noted above. Members will track goal attainment monthly through an on-line system (training provided). Members will also discuss professional performance in the form of a mid-term and final performance appraisal.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Members will perform day to day service at Jane Addams Resource Corporation and serve a minimum of 40 hours per week. Normal service hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with 30 minutes for lunch per day. There will be opportunities to serve evenings and weekends.
Members are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:
Attending a local onboarding session coordinated by LISC and an onsite orientation to our organization;
Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2018;
Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.
This is an AmeriCorps position. LISC and Jane Addams Resource Corporation will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.
Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Internet and Email proficiency
Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required) and to travel to other sites (JARC Austin)
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:
Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
Be eligible to perform a term of national service
Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service as well as serve the full term of the service
NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT
If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.
Please include the position title (AmeriCorps Digital/Financial Literacy Instructor) within the subject line. Inquiries without the title in the subject line will not be reviewed or considered.
No calls please. Thank you!
We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process. This program is available to all, and we treat all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
Additional Salary Information: PROGRAM BENEFITS
Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,815 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place existing student loans (loans must qualify and not in a state of default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).
JARC MissionThe Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty.JARC provides high quality skills training and support services to help lower-income and unemployed workers achieve self-sufficiency. JARC provides economic and workforce development to businesses to improve their competitiveness. [Adopted 2004]