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Arkansas STEM Ecosystem VISTA

Arkansas STEM Coalition Position Description: Arkansas STEM Ecosystem VISTA Organization The Arkansas STEM Coalition is focused on improving access to quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs across the state. The project seeks to improve access and equity in STEM learning and workforce readiness to underserved and high poverty populations, many of which reside in rural communities of the state. The Arkansas STEM Coalition is working to achieve optimal impact of the various efforts currently happening in the state by 1) conducting an inventory of the STEM programs that exist in Arkansas 2) identifying high quality STEM programs and building awareness about them, and 3) making recommendations on ways to improve the availability of programs and program quality. The Arkansas STEM Coalition will host ecosystem partner meetings and regional convenings to bring together stakeholders across the state to strategize on ways to meet ecosystem goals and improve STEM and career connected learning and outcomes for adults from any zip code. The Arkansas STEM Ecosystem Initiative is focused on closing the STEM skills gap and improving access and equity to STEM based resources. The vision of the Arkansas STEM Ecosystem is for Arkansas to be a state where all people have equal access and opportunity to engage in quality STEM learning experiences that increase their ability to succeed in education, career, and community, leading to a vibrant and dynamic economy. Responsibilities The AmeriCorps VISTA member will provide vital capacity building support to help coordinate the efforts of the Arkansas STEM Ecosystem Initiative. Reporting to the Executive Director, the VISTA member will: Assist in planning, coordination and facilitation of STEM Ecosystem regional meetings, steering committee meetings, and program development Conduct database entry of STEM programs around the state Promote organizational and STEM Ecosystem sustainability by researching funding opportunities, assisting in research and writing grants, and developing outreach mechanisms and. Create fact sheets about STEM programs, quality measures, best practices, and information related to STEM jobs, graduation trends, internships, and apprenticeships across the state Assist in the analysis of the STEM landscape study to identify gaps and disparities in opportunities, programs, and services and to strategize with the STEM Coalition and ecosystem partners on ways to narrow gaps and increase STEM learning opportunities Assist in the development of a communications plan and regular social media, monthly newsletter, and stories to share STEM ecosystem happenings and highlight programs Compensation This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of $13,362 over the course of one year, plus a $6,195 education award or a $1,800 cash stipend at the end of a successful one-year term of service. Health insurance is not available, but some health coverage to help with the cost of co-pays and other medical expenses is available to VISTAs. Childcare assistance and relocation assistance are available to VISTAs who qualify. One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal employment are also available. Some professional development training opportunities are offered and paid for by Arkansas STEM Coalition. You are responsible for your own housing and other living expenses. Qualifications The ideal VISTA candidate will be a self-starter and able to manage projects and tasks with minimal supervision. Strong interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills Experience developing and overseeing programs or projects Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Good work ethic Experience with data entry or report retrieval from a database Knowledge regarding social media use and best practices Ability to organize basics of meeting planning Ability to work well with a team and problem solve Must be 18 years or older Must have a valid drivers’ license and be willing to travel in Arkansas Must be able to lift 35 pounds Must be a United States citizen, national or permanent resident Bachelor’s degree preferred Must commit to serve full-time (35 hours a week) for a one-year term, starting November 2020 TO APPLY STEP 1: Send Cover Letter, Resume, and References to: director@arkansasstemcoalition.com STEP 2: click on this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=93242 to create a profile with the National & Community Service and upload requested information. FOR MORE INFORMATION www.ArkansasStemCoalition.com National Service is only one of several circumstances that allow borrowers to postpone the repayment of their qualified student loans. Other situations include being a student, serving in the military, being unemployed, teaching in specific high-need areas, or working as a volunteer with a nonprofit organization. Some of these postponements are called deferments, and some are called forbearances. AmeriCorps VISTA members who earn an education award are eligible for a type of student loan postponement called forbearance. You may be eligible to postpone the repayment of your qualified student loans while serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA member. Public service loan forgiveness: The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. More information here: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

Little Rock, AR

Through 11/15/20

Resale Store Volunteers

Our House's Resale Store in North Little Rock, From Our House to Yours, is currently in need of volunteers! The store plays a vital role in Our House's success because it acts as a donation drop off site. From here, these in-kind donations go to our clients who need them or are resold on our floors If the item is not needed. Sales made at the Resale Store help raise needed funds for Our House programs, including the Children's Center and Career Center programs. Beginning October 1st, From Our House to Yours has become much more dependent on volunteers. In fact, volunteers are helping run the store with Our House staff. We have volunteers working reception, working the register, and helping us in the donations center. You can find the full volunteer descriptions here: Volunteer Descriptions This volunteer opportunity is available Tuesday-Saturday with the choice of a morning and an afternoon shift: The morning shift runs from 9:30 am-1:00 pm and the afternoon shift from 1:00 pm-4:30 pm. Please email volunteer@ourhouseshelter.org with any questions!

North Little Rock, AR

Through 12/11/20

AmeriCorps Member

Volunteer Adult Education Position w/Stipend Service Term: October 2020--September 2021 675/900 hrs service commitment Tutoring, Training, Recruiting Tutoring: Adult Learners: Reading, Writing, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy, Math, ESL Training: Tutors, Volunteers Recruiting: AmeriCorps Members MCLC Tutors MCLC Volunteers CONTACT MISSISSIPPI COUNTY LITERACY COUNCIL: director@mcliteracycouncil.org 501-779-8893

Blytheville, AR

Through 9/30/21

Hurricane Response Virtual Volunteer Fair

Hurricane Response Virtual Volunteer Fair A great opportunity to learn: how you can be part of the largest humanitarian agency in the world how to help at a Red Cross mass care shelter during a disaster relief operation about enhanced guidelines and safety precautions for sheltering designed to keep our workers and clients safe during the COVID-19 pandemic Upcoming Volunteer Fair Dates: Wednesday, September 9th 12pm-1pm Friday, September 11th 1pm-2pm Wednesday, September 16th 4:00-5:00 pm Friday, September 18th 1pm-2pm Wednesday, September 23rd 12pm-1pm Wednesday, September 25th 12pm-1pm Wednesday, September 30th 4pm-5pm Please RSVP by registering here: www.redcross.org/HurricaneDeploy You will then receive the necessary information you will need to join by phone and/or online. Must be 18 years or older Available to deploy for at least 14 days Reviewed the CDC guidance for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, and feel comfortable working in a shelter environment For assistance or any questions, please contact: Pamela Kaplan at pamela.kaplan@redcross.org or call/text at 501-353-7534

Rogers, AR

Through 11/15/20

Virtual Volunteer Fair

Virtual Volunteer Fair Please Join Us from the Comfort and Safety of Your Home for a Virtual Volunteer Fair A great opportunity to learn: ✓ How the American Red Cross helps your local community on a daily basis ✓ How you can be part of the largest humanitarian agency in the world ✓ Find out how you can help…even from the comfort and safety of your own home ✓ Volunteer opportunities for nearly everyone from 14 – 114 years old. Wear your comfy clothes, pour yourself something delicious and hear a little bit about what the American Red Cross does for your community and how you can help. Upcoming Volunteer Fair Dates Tuesday, September 15th 4-4:30pm Tuesday, September 29th 12-12:30pm Tuesday, October 13th 4-4:30pm Tuesday, October 27th 12-12:30pm Tuesday, November 10th 4-4:30pm Tuesday, November 24th 12-12:30pm Please RSVP by registering here: www.redcross.org/ARCVolunteerFair You will then receive the necessary information you will need to join by phone and/or online.

Rogers, AR

Through 12/31/20

Regional Account Authorizer (RAA) role (Central and NE Arkansas)

What is it? The Regional Account Authorizer (RAA) role implements the Financial Controls for Direct Client Assistance function 1: Management of user accounts and permissions for the Client Assistance System (CAS 2.0), to ensure only authorized users have access to CAS and that authorization is provided in a compliant standardized and timely manner. Interested in supporting the delivery of services to clients affected by disaster and ensuring that the workforce has the systems access needed to provide quality services. Requirements The individual appointed to this role will be responsible for: Authorizing new CAS 2.0 users Authorizing changes to user role Authorizing changes to user portal access Authorizing closure of accounts for the region Ensure at least one RAA available at all times to process account requests Submit requests to IT for user access changes after user has completed standard required training for that role Ensure submitted requests are compliant with the current identified user roles and identified duties of the CAS user Track submissions to ensure timely process of requests, answer user questions about registration procedures Perform CAS Permissions Reports in CAS at least monthly Conduct analysis of the CAS Permissions Report to ensure program compliance Share analysis and the report to Regional Executive or Regional Executive's designee Submit approved account changes to IT. How to get started · Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer Or for any questions or to schedule a personal volunteer consultation contact: Eli Aguirre, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist Call or Text: 479-644-2938 OR Email: RecruitMOAR@redcross.org

Rogers, AR

Through 12/31/20

Be a hurricane hero, deploy for Disaster aid as Shelter Service Supervisor (NE)

Description Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November. Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Supervisor is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter. SHELTER SERVICE SUPERVISORS - What Is It? · Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster · Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc. · Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment · Supervisors (with prior related experience) direct team of assigned workers, providing guidance and support. · Must be 18 years or older Requirements: · Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents · Strong written and verbal communication skills · Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift · Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training Expectations: Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours 14-day deployment Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack! Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses Deployment arrival: “in process” with Staff Services Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally How to get started Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteertoday Questions?? Email: RecruitMOAR@redcross.org Click this link to register to learn more: https://bit.ly/HurricaneDeploy

Jonesboro, AR

Through 11/27/20

Be a hurricane hero, deploy to help disasters as Shelter Service Supervisor (LR)

Description Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November. Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Supervisor is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter. SHELTER SERVICE SUPERVISORS - What Is It? · Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster · Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc. · Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment · Supervisors (with prior related experience) direct team of assigned workers, providing guidance and support. · Must be 18 years or older Requirements: · Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents · Strong written and verbal communication skills · Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift · Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training Expectations: Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours 14-day deployment Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack! Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses Deployment arrival: “in process” with Staff Services Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally How to get started Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteertoday Questions?? Email: RecruitMOAR@redcross.org Click this link to register to learn more: https://bit.ly/HurricaneDeploy

Little Rock, AR

Through 11/27/20

Be a hurricane hero, deploy during disaster (Shelter Service Associate, NE Ark.)

Description: Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November. Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter. SHELTER SERVICE ASSOCIATE - What Is It? Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc. Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment Must be 18 years or older Requirements: Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents Strong written and verbal communication skills Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training Expectations: Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours 14-day deployment Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack! Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses Deployment arrival: “in process” with Staff Services Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally How to get started Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteertoday Questions? Email: RecruitMOAR@redcross.org Click this link to register to learn more: https://bit.ly/HurricaneDeploy

Jonesboro, AR

Through 11/27/20

Be a hurricane hero, deploy during disaster (Shelter Service Associate, LR)

Description: Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November. Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter. SHELTER SERVICE ASSOCIATE - What Is It? Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc. Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment Must be 18 years or older Requirements: Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents Strong written and verbal communication skills Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training Expectations: Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours 14-day deployment Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack! Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses Deployment arrival: “in process” with Staff Services Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally How to get started Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteertoday Questions? Email: RecruitMOAR@redcross.org Click this link to register to learn more: https://bit.ly/HurricaneDeploy

Little Rock, AR

Through 11/27/20

AmeriCorps Camp Counselor

Position Title: AmeriCorps Counselor at Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp Position Description: Pfeifer Camp is an educational, residential camp for at-risk youth ages 8-14 that has received many local, national, and international awards, and was named a national Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Program. Our director was named as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2012. During the school year AmeriCorps Counselors will serve in the local schools as tutors and mentors to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, leading them in a variety of activities: teambuilding, social/emotional learning, gardening, cooperative games, service learning, etc. During summer AmeriCorps Counselors live at the camp from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon each week, are responsible for up to 12 campers in a cabin, and will lead them in all camp activities. Position Requirements: AmeriCorps Counselors must live on site in a cabin with campers when they are present. You must be able to pass the following background checks: NSOPR (National Sex Offender Public Registry), state criminal background checks, FBI fingerprint check, and child maltreatment checks. We prefer applicants who have their own transportation, but exceptions are possible. You must be able to certify in First Aid and CPR. You must be able to adhere to the AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities and the camp’s policies and procedures. We prefer applicants with college and/or residential camp experience who are at least 21 years of age. Service Location: Little Rock, AR Schedule: Full Time 9/13/2020 - 7/31/2021; Shorter schedules are possible such as Summer Only Program Benefits for full time members: Living Allowance $14,279 per year; Education Award $6,195; Health Coverage; Training; Childcare assistance if eligible Accepting Applications 8/10/2020 – 6/1/2021 Primary Service Area: Education Skills to be Gained: Public Speaking, Team Work, Communications, Recruitment, Writing/Editing, Teaching/Tutoring, Computers/Technology, Community Organization, Group Management, Social and Emotional Learning, Camping, and How to Play.

Little Rock, AR

Through 6/30/21

Volunteer Courier Team memeber

Volunteer Courier position assists the Blood Product Services department with transporting equipment and supplies between locations as well as to community based blood drives. The position also provides support to facility services by cleaning vehicles and assisting with transporting to maintenance facilities.

Through 8/17/21

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