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JOIN AMERICORPS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

NEO Skill Corps is currently recruiting for full and part time Member Service positions.  We NEED individuals who are service oriented and ready to rise to the challenge of addressing the financial literacy, workforce development and adult literacy crisis in Northeast Ohio.

Benefits:

  • Bi-weekly stipend
  • Education scholarships upon completion of service year
  • Student loan deferment during service
  • Payment of interest earned on student loans during year of service
  • Professional development training
  • Community networking and relationship building

Duties (include but not limited to):

  • Assess client’s financial knowledge
  • Instruct financial literacy curriculum
  • Coach clients on limited financial matters
  • Arrange guest speakers from financial industry and local businesses
  • Data entry
  • Facilitate adult education and workplace services workshops
  • Provide contextualized learning materials
  • Conduct pre and post instruction assessments
  • Track client workforce goals and achievements

Qualifications:

  • A minimum two year college from accredited college, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Public speaking experience
  • Experience working with adults with diverse backgrounds preferred
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while meeting program objectives

Interested applicants should submit their resume to Sandra Buckner, Program Manager at sbuckner@universitysettlement.net

APPLY FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION TO BECOME AN AMERICORPS HOST SITE

Host Site applications for the 2022-23 NEO Skill Corps Service Year will close on August 1, 2022.

Through a competitive application and interview process, recent college graduates are selected from 2 year and 4 year colleges to participate in the University Settlement AmeriCorps program. Each Member Intern will be matched with a nonprofit organization with a community service culture and a commitment to providing opportunities to develop leadership and innovation. AmeriCorps is a national service based initiative which has placed over 80,000 individuals into underserved communities. In 2022 there are more than 400 AmeriCorps Programs in the State of Ohio with more than 9,000 Members. Eligibility A commitment and a process for developing and advancing talented individuals that are early in their careers, and a well-defined scope of work based on funded program parameters.

An agency/organization should consider applying to host a Member Intern if it:

  • is a nonprofit organization with a need or desire to build capacity in the areas of financial literacy, workforce development and training and adult basic literacy education
  • is able to provide a matching fee to cover administrative costs of the agency/organization, providing the workspace, equipment, and resources that are required for the Member Intern to complete their work assignments (which can be supported through grant funds)
  • has a vision for mentoring an emerging leader and a senior staff member that is available to serve as the intern’s supervisor – offering support, learning opportunities, and feedback throughout the year
  • has a well-defined scope of work with meaningful project(s) detailing how to incorporate financial literacy, workforce development and adult basic literacy education, in which the intern could truly move forward within a one-year period
  • excels at providing a stable and collegial work environment, continually seeking to understand and support the AmeriCorps experience
  • is able to develop a plan for regularly scheduled “access to leadership” within the organization
  • understands that the Intern will need to be released the 1st Friday per month for training and professional development sessions
  • is open to providing feedback and engaging in ongoing communication with the Program Manager located at the Lead Agency (University Settlement)

Additional Notes:

  • There will be 6 opportunities for supervisors to formally convene throughout the process (during interviews with candidates, during orientation with the interns, quarterly throughout the service year, and during the intern’s farewell)
  • There will also be avenues for ongoing communication and feedback including periodic e-mail updates (sometimes with brief surveys), informal events with the Member intern, and an end-of-year survey

To apply: If you work within a nonprofit organization and your team is interested in hosting a Member Intern, please email Sandra Buckner to confirm your eligibility and request an application. An application will be emailed to you to be completed by the August 1, 2022 deadline. University Settlement’s Commitment to Diversity The University Settlement AmeriCorps Program seeks to enhance the quality of life for all residents of Greater Cleveland. The ability to carry out our mission and to foster a commitment to excellence is best pursued when our partnering agencies include individuals of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives. University Settlement and AmeriCorps, the Agency, in partnership with host sites, are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion across all of Northeast Ohio by using this Member Internship as a catalyst for developing opportunities to increase basic financial skills, enhance employability skills and address the literacy issues facing residents.

For questions about the program, please contact: Sandra Buckner, Workforce Development/AmeriCorps Program Manager Email Sandra 216-456-0914

Careers in Literacy

If you are a literacy provider and would like to advertise an opening, you may place a free job announcement here by following these guidelines:

Employment ads should be limited to 40 words or less. Please include: agency name; job title; brief job description; required qualifications; how to apply and contact information, including full name of contact person. Job announcements would be listed for a one month period. If you are interested in posting your ad on our website, please submit an email to contactus@literacycooperative.org, or call The Literacy Cooperative at 216.776.6180.