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SEARK-Future Teacher Initiative

AR FTI half-time AmeriCorps members will each serve 900 hours of service through tutoring, service projects and parent involvement and training. Members will be assigned a minimum of 10 students who have been targeted by their host site as at-risk of academic failure. Our goal is to have these students at the appropriate stage to start kindergarten. The member will provide one-on-one and small group tutoring on a weekly basis and track each student's progress during their time in service. Program benefits include a living allowance in the amount of $5,800.00 distributed in 10 equal installments of $580.00. The living allowance is taxable and paid only while the member is in service. In addition, mileage reimbursement will be offered for service related training travel if funds are available . Half-time (900 hour) member may earn an education award up to $3,097.50 if the member successfully completes the program requirements. Student loan forbearance as well as experience in the field of education are additional benefits of the program. The FTI program start date is September 1, 2020 and the end date is August 31, 2021. The FTI program will accept applications from 09/01/2020-08/31/2021. Service areas for this project include Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Desha, and Drew Counties. Skills and required documents: the applicant must be 17 years of age or older with a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED), have reliable transportation, and have an expressed interest in the field of education.and/or a strong commitment to service. Required documents include a driver's license or State issed ID, a birth certificate, a social security card, and a completed application packet.

Monticello, AR

Through 10/15/20

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

Be a hurricane hero, deploy to help others in disaster (Medical Supervisor)

Description Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November. Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. Disaster Health Services Supervisor is a temporary position assigned to work at a Red Cross shelter. Are You a Licensed Healthcare Professional? Do You Have Supervisory Experience? For licensed healthcare professionals only · Work in person in alignment with your licensure at a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster · Provide hands-on healthcare to shelter residents including assistance with daily living, wound care, incontinence care, functional needs, etc. · Offer health education and help replace medications, durable equipment, and consumable supplies · Supervisors (with related prior experience) lead assigned team, acting as liaison to Shelter Manager Requirements: · Unencumbered license in medical field · Willingness to work in a COVID environment · Strong relationship building and communications skills · 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 · Shelters operate 24/7, consecutive days, multiple shifts, occasional “day off” · 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 to help others in disaster.

Description Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November. Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. Disaster Health Services Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. Volunteers in this role aid and provide healthcare to shelter residents as needed. Are You a Licensed Healthcare Professional? For licensed healthcare professionals only · Work in person in alignment with your licensure at a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster · Provide hands-on healthcare to shelter residents including assistance with daily living, wound care, incontinence care, functional needs, etc. · Offer health education and help replace medications, durable equipment, and consumable supplies Requirements: · Unencumbered license in medical field · Willingness to work in a COVID environment · Strong relationship building and communications skills · 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 11/15/20

Mentor AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Mentor AmeriCorps (300 hours) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Service Location: If site is different than program address above, include the Host Site name and address. Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Mentor AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club which serves school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days. Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will mentor a small group of youth in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade. Mentor AmeriCorps Members will ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the youth with their homework and tutoring, establish strong bonds with the youth and families, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth. The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math. Essential Functions of Position:  Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer, school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Utilize our two generation model and serve the youth and families of Our House.  Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math.  Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House.  Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director.  Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader.  Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor.  All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with school-age youth, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children in grades K-12. Commitment Required: 10 hours a week for an eight (8) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 for a total of 300 hours; must be available between 2:30 – 7:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Orientation and Training:  On-site Our House orientation  First Aid/CPR  AOSN Youth Development Institute  Conscious Discipline  AmeriCorps Arkansas Training  Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits:  $1,311.11 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term  Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information:  Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext. 137  For more information about AmeriCorps State and National, go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-national/become- member.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

Little Rock, AR

Through 4/30/21

Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member

Service Position Title and Type Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member (900 hours) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Purpose: Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 2,000 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Our House is located at 302 E. Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR Service Position Summary: The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve in Our House’s Career Center, which works with over 600 adults each year through employment and training services, adult education, and life skills instruction. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve directly on campus, or remotely from home to expand our employment and wrap-around services by supporting unemployed and underemployed individuals with barriers to employment, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to find jobs, succeed in jobs, move up the job ladder, and achieve long-term personal and family goals. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House's AmeriCorps project, including: provide hands-on support to 1,000 Career Center clients to help them meet their professional and personal goals; and successfully connect 450 unemployed and underemployed individuals with jobs. When the pandemic hit, the Career Center team started the Our House Jobs & Resources Hotline to continue serving clients in a way that is safe and respects social distancing guidelines. The following position responsibilities may be performed in-person at the Career Center or over phone/email while serving from home and staffing the hotline. Essential Functions of Position: • Create and implement programming that builds job search skills and employment acquisition through ongoing guidance, coaching, and self-esteem building. • Coach clients through every aspect of the job search process: creating an email account, building a resume, navigating internet searches, applying for jobs, practice job interviews, addressing particular barriers to employment, job retention. • Help to identify employment opportunities for clients of the Career Center and update the Our House Job Board with details about employment opportunities. • Communicate and coordinate within the team and across programs to efficiently provide participants with quality programming and services. • Connect clients with wrap-around services that support long-term employment retention, including accessing public benefits, transportation assistance professional clothing, mental health and substance use services. • Use the client database to accurately track, record, and report participants’ employment, wages, job status changes and other related data. • Staff the Our House Jobs & Resources Hotline when working remotely from home. o Field client calls and make referrals to Our House and community resources. o Properly document data in Client Contact Log and Our House database. o Update the COVID-19 Resources to provide clients with accurate information. • Follow all procedures in the Our House COVID-19 Team Safety Policy. • Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director. • Attend Our House National Service Meetings led by the Our House VISTA Leader. • Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor. • All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with adults, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for all Our House clients. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; an adult education or social services background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: Service will be performed primarily indoors. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: • On-site Our House orientation • First Aid/CPR • AmeriCorps Arkansas Training • Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: • Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service • $3,097.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term • Healthcare coverage • Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting:  Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information:  Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext 137  For more information about AmeriCorps State and National, go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-national/become- member.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

Little Rock, AR

Through 2/28/21

Child Development AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Child Development AmeriCorps (900 hours) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve at Our House’s child development center, called Little Learners which serves 65 children ages 6 weeks-5 years old. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve in two of four classrooms (Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 or PreK3 and PreK 4-5) that are led by a lead Teacher. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve with the teacher to help plan and implement activities for the children, ensure the safety of all children in the program, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the children helping them to meet their developmental goals and milestones. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 75 children in Little Learners; help at least 50 children ages 1-5 meet the developmental milestones on the developmental assessments. Essential Functions of Position: ● Provide hands-on support to children in the Little Learners Child Development Center to help them meet developmental goals and milestones. ● Assist in the implementation of curriculum-driven activities that reflect Arkansas’ Child Development and Early Learning Standards. ● Adopt and Implement Conscious Discipline in the classroom to enhance the social-emotional growth of all children ● Contribute to the education of children through unique lesson and activity planning ● Participate in and seek out professional development that will further advance pedagogy skills ● Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events. ● Design and implement health and wellness, arts, and STEM enrichment activities for Little Learners. ● Assist in the collection of performance measurement data to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes. ● Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Little Learners children quarterly, i.e. Family Fun Night. ● Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House. ● Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director. ● Attend Our House National Service meetings led by the VISTA Leader. ● Attend program, all-team, an committee meetings as assigned by the supervisor ● All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; Child development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 1-5. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: ● On-site Our House orientation ● First Aid/CPR ● Naptime Academy ● Conscious Discipline ● AmeriCorps Arkansas Training ● Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: ● Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service ● $3,097.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term ● Healthcare coverage ● Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: AmeriCorps Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. AmeriCorps Member will submit their hours on a bi-weekly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information:  Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext 137  For more information about AmeriCorps State and National, go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-national/become- member.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

Little Rock, AR

Through 2/28/21

Youth Program AmeriCorps Member

The Youth Programs AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club which serves 90 school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days. Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will help to plan and implement enrichment activities for the youth, ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the youth with their homework and tutoring, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 125 school-aged children in Our Club and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math. Essential Functions of Position:  Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer, school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events  Develop and implement programming in one of our five programming areas: STEM, Arts, Cultural Enrichment, Health/Physical Fitness, and Life Skills.  Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Our Club children, i.e. Family Fun Night.  Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math.  Assist in the collection of performance measurement data (report cards and test scores) to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes.  Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House.  Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director.  Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader.  Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor.  All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with school- age youth, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 5-17. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 for a total of 900 hours.

Little Rock, AR

Through 2/28/21

Smart Start AmeriCorps Tutoring Program

AmeriCorps members needed in Southeast Arkansas' public schools as tutors in K-5th grade. The goal of the Smart Start AmeriCorps Program is to provide intense one-on-one and small group tutorial reading and math assistance for increased risk for academic failure students in grades K-5. Helping children through one-on-one and small group tutoring is a major service SEARK AmeriCorps members provide. Members complete service projects- as approved by the program director, help with parent involvement sessions, assist with daily activities, are positive role models for children, gain experience in the education field and attend required trainings. Each member is required to serve a minimum of 900 hours of service with the host site. Schedule: Half-Time, Reduced Half time, and Quarter Time Slots Available Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance Stipend, Education Award Program Start/End Date: 9/1/2020-8/31/2021 Service Areas: Drew, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Desha, Lincoln, Dallas Counties. Southeast Arkansas' Public Elementary Schools Skills: Smart Start members should have the ability to provide intense one on one tutoring to at-risk for failure students in reading and math. They should have strong leadership skills and the ability to take initiative, work well with students and staff and maintain written records as well as technology skills.

Monticello, AR

Through 1/1/21

Serve with the Pride at UAFS

About Jumpstart: Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Learn more at www.jstart.org. Jumpstart Arkansas is an Engage AR AmeriCorps national service program. Service Position Title and Type: Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps Member. Minimum time 300 hours. Name and Address of Program: Jumpstart Arkansas 5610 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903 Service Location: Fort Smith Public Schools 3205 Jenny Lind Road Fort Smith, AR 72901 or virtually as needed due to COVID-19 Site Supervisor/Title: Sarah Biggs, Supervisor Early Childhood Education, 479-785-2501. Purpose: To provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning Service Position Summary: In teams of 5-7, Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps members will conduct two-hour sessions which include welcoming pre-school children, leading small group work such as shared reading experiences and vocabulary development, providing large group meetings to develop content knowledge, and offering support for oral language and social-emotional development during center time. Teams will serve approximately 80 children with a goal of gains in language and literacy development as demonstrated by increased knowledge and observable changes in the behavior of preschoolers. Jumpstart Arkansas Corps members will reduce the adult to child ratio from 2:20 to 1:3 giving children the opportunity to experience individualized learning opportunities from caring adults. (Service may be face-to-face, virtual, or hybrid based on the needs that arise due to the pandemic. The number of members per team, children served goal, and ratios may require adjustments due to the COVID 19 pandemic.) Essential Functions of Position: Overall Able to verbally communicate with peers, Jumpstart staff, children, children’s families, and classroom teachers. Able to arrange their own transportation to and from service site in a timely and reliable fashion and able to transport materials needed for sessions Able to interact with preschool-age children at their level in a classroom setting with high activity and noise levels and other varying environmental conditions. Interaction includes being able to move around the classroom to participate in various activities with the children. Able to participate fully in Jumpstart programming with preschool-age children – two times per week for two hours each, totaling four hours a week. This classroom time includes a variety of activities in a consistent routine that includes reading, small and large group activities, and facilitating centers. Able to participate fully in 2-7 hours each week in additional individual classroom service, implementing individualized activities with children, and supporting teacher-led activities. This participation involves working with preschool-age children and other adults in a preschool classroom. Able to see both print and illustrations in order to read children’s books. Able to hear children and adults in order to participate in back and forth conversations. Able to demonstrate effective reading skills in English in order to implement the Jumpstart program. Includes reading children’s books, song charts, and materials in the classroom. Able to demonstrate effective writing skills in English in order to implement the Jumpstart program. Includes writing children’s names and demonstrating how to write words and letters for children. Outside the classroom Able to participate fully in 30+ hours of pre-service and 10+ hours of on-going in-service trainings, broken down in 1/2-8 hour increments/ exact increments will vary. Trainings are delivered in a variety of formats including web-based trainings, group in-person trainings, PowerPoint presentations, small group discussions, and role-plays. Able to participate fully in 1 hour team planning meetings and classroom activity preparation 2 times per week, which includes planning, reflection, and/or training, for a total of 2 hours per week, working with other members in a small group to reflect on and plan for weekly classroom activities. Able to demonstrate effective reading skills in English in order to participate in the Jumpstart program. Includes reading lesson plans and training manuals. Able to demonstrate effective writing skills in English in order to participate in the Jumpstart program. Includes writing reflections and written responses to questions in training. Participate in additional service projects as approved by the program director. AmeriCorps members may not participate in prohibited activities. Marginal Functions of Position: When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas. COVID-19 Response Activities. Members may assist with classroom/equipment sanitization, student health entry screening, or provide virtual support to students learning from home. If the pandemic causes the need for additional teleservice or alternative service, we will follow the guidelines in the teleservice and alternative service policies. Tele-service and/or alternative service hours may include, but will not be limited to: Daily journaling/reflections Virtual team planning sessions Individual planning Video creation and editing Creation of parent involvement packets Community service at a local organization such as non-profits that assist low-income families, children, and other vulnerable populations when safe to do so Any other service activity with prior approval of the Jumpstart Coordinator Member must maintain documentation of the organization’s name; address; phone number; hours served; activity; signature and contact information of program supervisor. Access to Vulnerable Populations: The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo and pass all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Dedication to early childhood education Experience working with young children, and/or a desire to learn more about early childhood education Strong language and communication skills Ability to communicate and collaborate with children’s families Willingness to learn about Jumpstart program implementation and planning Willingness to implement Jumpstart’s research-based curriculum with integrity Commitment to service Community service experience and/ or a desire to serve in the community Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Ability to fulfill a yearlong community service commitment Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others Professionalism Ability to work well on a team to collaborate, communicate, and problem solve Desire to seek opportunities for self and team growth Willingness to receive and provide feedback in an effort to improve the quality of one’s service in the program Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible in different contexts, such as in training, scheduling, in the classroom, with unexpected changes Professionalism and good judgment in relating to Jumpstart peers, children, partners, and families Academic and Experience Qualifications: Members providing Jumpstart Arkansas activities must be enrolled in an institute of higher learning or be a community member willing to participate in all activities. All members must have a high school diploma. Service Conditions: Service is performed in a local pre-school setting or virtually as needed due to COVID-19 Commitment Required: Program begins September 11, 2020 and continues through May 28, 2021. Members serve 300 hours generally serving 10-15 hours per week. Orientation and Training: Orientation (prohibited activities, CNCS and program policies, member position descriptions, reporting member hours in OnCorps, performance measure data, timesheets) Disaster training (provided by Engage AR) Early literacy skills training Social-emotional strategies training Equity and inclusion training AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Segal AmeriCorps Education Award up to $1,311.11 after successful completion of the service term Living allowance of $800 over 8 month period while actively serving Student loan forbearance Professional training in early education Team building skills development Professional skills development Evaluation and Reporting: Weekly time sheets Monthly observations/evaluations of Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps members by Jumpstart Coordinator End-of-term evaluations

Fort Smith, AR

Through 10/15/20

Animal Adoption Center Reception Desk

Do you want to help save the lives of homless pets? The Good Shepherd Humane Society is looking for help at the front desk of its Animal Adoption Center outside of Eureka Springs. The job includes answering phones and directing people in the right direction. This front-line position is vital in presenting a welcoming atmsophere to families looking to expand their ranks.

Eureka Springs, AR

Through 12/31/20

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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Get Arkansas connected. Get the 211.

Real People. Real Needs. Real Connections. Join United Way and an elite team of AmeriCorps members helping people in need connect to local resources through the statewide expansion of Arkansas 211. As a high profile project, Arkansas 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that links individuals to essential health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Last year, 211 systems across the country made over 12.8 million connections for assistance. As an AmeriCorps Member, you will be joining 80,000 Americans of all ages engaging in a year of meaningful service. Joining this AmeriCorps team will challenge you to take the path less traveled, to break the status quo, to and be part of the solution. Your mission for this service year, should you choose to accept it, has three objectives: Identify Arkansas social service resources and populate the 211 resource database with this information. Train local nonprofit and service providers to use the 211 system. Implement a 211 public awareness campaign. Details of this Opportunity Term of Service: May 4, 2020 – August 23, 2020 Location: Members will be based in Fort Smith, AR or Lowell, AR 450 Hour Service Position 28 Hours of Service per Week Living Allowance $4,500.00 for the Full Term paid monthly Education Award $1,612.43 Applicants must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, have a passion for service, and a willingness to learn. Do you have what it takes? Apply online: Go to MyAmeriCorps.gov →Create an account→Apply for job posting. Due to the high volume of resumes received, only those applicants selected for an interview may be contacted. All member position are contingent on the results of an FBI Background Check, Arkansas Criminal History Check, National Sex Offender Registry Check, and other checks as applicable. Visit our website at www.unitedwaynwa.org for more information about our programs and services. UWNWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fort Smith, AR

Through 8/21/20

Help be a Positive Influence in the Lives of Youth this Summer! - Conway

Unlock your superpowers as a STEMLinks instructor during 3 Months of service with the CSI AmeriCorps Summer Learning Program! Members will serve by facilitating STEM Links classes at local golf courses to students ages 7-18. In addition members will recruit students and volunteers to the program, provide volunteer management, disaster response services and serve in national day of service projects. Help others while getting paid and enhancing your life through service! Several different opportunities are available with great benefits! Benefits of AmeriCorps service for any position include: student loan deferment, interest accrued on federal student loans while in service is paid after service completion, travel reimbursement, members 55 years of age and older can pass the educational award on to a child or grandchild, training and career development! 300 Hour Service Position 21 Hours of Service per Week Biweekly Living Allowance $385.71 Education Award $1,289.95 Applicants must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, have knowledge in math, reading, writing and/or English, have a passion for service and enjoy being around youth. If offered a position candidates will take an FBI background check, state criminal history background check and have a drug screening. Apply Now! www.csiyouth.com/csi-americorps

Conway, AR

Through 9/18/20

Help be a Positive Influence in the Lives of Youth this Summer! - Russellville

Unlock your superpowers as a STEMLinks instructor during 3 Months of service with the CSI AmeriCorps Summer Learning Program! Members will serve by facilitating STEM Links classes at local golf courses to students ages 7-18. In addition members will recruit students and volunteers to the program, provide volunteer management, disaster response services and serve in national day of service projects. Help others while getting paid and enhancing your life through service! Several different opportunities are available with great benefits! Benefits of AmeriCorps service for any position include: student loan deferment, interest accrued on federal student loans while in service is paid after service completion, travel reimbursement, members 55 years of age and older can pass the educational award on to a child or grandchild, training and career development! 300 Hour Service Position 21 Hours of Service per Week Biweekly Living Allowance $385.71 Education Award $1,289.95 Applicants must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, have knowledge in math, reading, writing and/or English, have a passion for service and enjoy being around youth. If offered a position candidates will take an FBI background check, state criminal history background check and have a drug screening. Apply Now! www.csiyouth.com/csi-americorps

Russellville, AR

Through 9/18/20

Help be a Positive Influence in the Lives of Youth this Summer! - Morrilton

Unlock your superpowers as a STEMLinks instructor during 3 Months of service with the CSI AmeriCorps Summer Learning Program! Members will serve by facilitating STEM Links classes at local golf courses to students ages 7-18. In addition members will recruit students and volunteers to the program, provide volunteer management, disaster response services and serve in national day of service projects. Help others while getting paid and enhancing your life through service! Several different opportunities are available with great benefits! Benefits of AmeriCorps service for any position include: student loan deferment, interest accrued on federal student loans while in service is paid after service completion, travel reimbursement, members 55 years of age and older can pass the educational award on to a child or grandchild, training and career development! 300 Hour Service Position 21 Hours of Service per Week Biweekly Living Allowance $385.71 Education Award $1,289.95 Applicants must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, have knowledge in math, reading, writing and/or English, have a passion for service and enjoy being around youth. If offered a position candidates will take an FBI background check, state criminal history background check and have a drug screening. Apply Now! www.csiyouth.com/csi-americorps

Morrilton, AR

Through 9/18/20

Serve with the Pride at UAFS

About Jumpstart: Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. Learn more at www.jstart.org. Jumpstart Arkansas is an Engage AR AmeriCorps national service program. Service Position Title and Type: Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps Member. Minimum time 300 hours. Name and Address of Program: Jumpstart Arkansas 5610 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72903 Service Location: Fort Smith Public Schools 3205 Jenny Lind Road Fort Smith, AR 72901 or virtually as needed due to COVID-19 Site Supervisor/Title: Sarah Biggs, Supervisor Early Childhood Education, 479-785-2501. Purpose: To provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning Service Position Summary: In teams of 5-7, Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps members will conduct two-hour sessions which include welcoming pre-school children, leading small group work such as shared reading experiences and vocabulary development, providing large group meetings to develop content knowledge, and offering support for oral language and social-emotional development during center time. Teams will serve approximately 80 children with a goal of gains in language and literacy development as demonstrated by increased knowledge and observable changes in the behavior of preschoolers. Jumpstart Arkansas Corps members will reduce the adult to child ratio from 2:20 to 1:3 giving children the opportunity to experience individualized learning opportunities from caring adults. (Service may be face-to-face, virtual, or hybrid based on the needs that arise due to the pandemic. The number of members per team, children served goal, and ratios may require adjustments due to the COVID 19 pandemic.) Essential Functions of Position: Overall Able to verbally communicate with peers, Jumpstart staff, children, children’s families, and classroom teachers. Able to arrange their own transportation to and from service site in a timely and reliable fashion and able to transport materials needed for sessions Able to interact with preschool-age children at their level in a classroom setting with high activity and noise levels and other varying environmental conditions. Interaction includes being able to move around the classroom to participate in various activities with the children. Able to participate fully in Jumpstart programming with preschool-age children – two times per week for two hours each, totaling four hours a week. This classroom time includes a variety of activities in a consistent routine that includes reading, small and large group activities, and facilitating centers. Able to participate fully in 2-7 hours each week in additional individual classroom service, implementing individualized activities with children, and supporting teacher-led activities. This participation involves working with preschool-age children and other adults in a preschool classroom. Able to see both print and illustrations in order to read children’s books. Able to hear children and adults in order to participate in back and forth conversations. Able to demonstrate effective reading skills in English in order to implement the Jumpstart program. Includes reading children’s books, song charts, and materials in the classroom. Able to demonstrate effective writing skills in English in order to implement the Jumpstart program. Includes writing children’s names and demonstrating how to write words and letters for children. Outside the classroom Able to participate fully in 30+ hours of pre-service and 10+ hours of on-going in-service trainings, broken down in 1/2-8 hour increments/ exact increments will vary. Trainings are delivered in a variety of formats including web-based trainings, group in-person trainings, PowerPoint presentations, small group discussions, and role-plays. Able to participate fully in 1 hour team planning meetings and classroom activity preparation 2 times per week, which includes planning, reflection, and/or training, for a total of 2 hours per week, working with other members in a small group to reflect on and plan for weekly classroom activities. Able to demonstrate effective reading skills in English in order to participate in the Jumpstart program. Includes reading lesson plans and training manuals. Able to demonstrate effective writing skills in English in order to participate in the Jumpstart program. Includes writing reflections and written responses to questions in training. Participate in additional service projects as approved by the program director. AmeriCorps members may not participate in prohibited activities. Marginal Functions of Position: When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas. COVID-19 Response Activities. Members may assist with classroom/equipment sanitization, student health entry screening, or provide virtual support to students learning from home. If the pandemic causes the need for additional teleservice or alternative service, we will follow the guidelines in the teleservice and alternative service policies. Tele-service and/or alternative service hours may include, but will not be limited to: Daily journaling/reflections Virtual team planning sessions Individual planning Video creation and editing Creation of parent involvement packets Community service at a local organization such as non-profits that assist low-income families, children, and other vulnerable populations when safe to do so Any other service activity with prior approval of the Jumpstart Coordinator Member must maintain documentation of the organization’s name; address; phone number; hours served; activity; signature and contact information of program supervisor. Access to Vulnerable Populations: The Arkansas Service Commission has determined that the probability of access to vulnerable populations is so great that all members will undergo and pass all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: Dedication to early childhood education Experience working with young children, and/or a desire to learn more about early childhood education Strong language and communication skills Ability to communicate and collaborate with children’s families Willingness to learn about Jumpstart program implementation and planning Willingness to implement Jumpstart’s research-based curriculum with integrity Commitment to service Community service experience and/ or a desire to serve in the community Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Ability to fulfill a yearlong community service commitment Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others Professionalism Ability to work well on a team to collaborate, communicate, and problem solve Desire to seek opportunities for self and team growth Willingness to receive and provide feedback in an effort to improve the quality of one’s service in the program Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible in different contexts, such as in training, scheduling, in the classroom, with unexpected changes Professionalism and good judgment in relating to Jumpstart peers, children, partners, and families Academic and Experience Qualifications: Members providing Jumpstart Arkansas activities must be enrolled in an institute of higher learning or be a community member willing to participate in all activities. All members must have a high school diploma. Service Conditions: Service is performed in a local pre-school setting or virtually as needed due to COVID-19 Commitment Required: Program begins September 11, 2020 and continues through May 28, 2021. Members serve 300 hours generally serving 10-15 hours per week. Orientation and Training: Orientation (prohibited activities, CNCS and program policies, member position descriptions, reporting member hours in OnCorps, performance measure data, timesheets) Disaster training (provided by Engage AR) Early literacy skills training Social-emotional strategies training Equity and inclusion training AmeriCorps Program Benefits: Segal AmeriCorps Education Award up to $1,311.11 after successful completion of the service term Living allowance of $800 over 8 month period while actively serving Student loan forbearance Professional training in early education Team building skills development Professional skills development Evaluation and Reporting: Weekly time sheets Monthly observations/evaluations of Jumpstart Arkansas AmeriCorps members by Jumpstart Coordinator End-of-term evaluations

Fort Smith, AR

Through 10/15/20

Smart Start AmeriCorps Tutoring Program

AmeriCorps members needed in Southeast Arkansas' public schools as tutors in K-5th grade. The goal of the Smart Start AmeriCorps Program is to provide intense one-on-one and small group tutorial reading and math assistance for increased risk for academic failure students in grades K-5. Helping children through one-on-one and small group tutoring is a major service SEARK AmeriCorps members provide. Members complete service projects- as approved by the program director, help with parent involvement sessions, assist with daily activities, are positive role models for children, gain experience in the education field and attend required trainings. Each member is required to serve a minimum of 900 hours of service with the host site. Schedule: Half-Time, Reduced Half time, and Quarter Time Slots Available Benefits: Monthly Living Allowance Stipend, Education Award Program Start/End Date: 9/1/2020-8/31/2021 Service Areas: Drew, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Desha, Lincoln, Dallas Counties. Southeast Arkansas' Public Elementary Schools Skills: Smart Start members should have the ability to provide intense one on one tutoring to at-risk for failure students in reading and math. They should have strong leadership skills and the ability to take initiative, work well with students and staff and maintain written records as well as technology skills.

Monticello, AR

Through 1/1/21

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

SEARK-Future Teacher Initiative

AR FTI half-time AmeriCorps members will each serve 900 hours of service through tutoring, service projects and parent involvement and training. Members will be assigned a minimum of 10 students who have been targeted by their host site as at-risk of academic failure. Our goal is to have these students at the appropriate stage to start kindergarten. The member will provide one-on-one and small group tutoring on a weekly basis and track each student's progress during their time in service. Program benefits include a living allowance in the amount of $5,800.00 distributed in 10 equal installments of $580.00. The living allowance is taxable and paid only while the member is in service. In addition, mileage reimbursement will be offered for service related training travel if funds are available . Half-time (900 hour) member may earn an education award up to $3,097.50 if the member successfully completes the program requirements. Student loan forbearance as well as experience in the field of education are additional benefits of the program. The FTI program start date is September 1, 2020 and the end date is August 31, 2021. The FTI program will accept applications from 09/01/2020-08/31/2021. Service areas for this project include Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Desha, and Drew Counties. Skills and required documents: the applicant must be 17 years of age or older with a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED), have reliable transportation, and have an expressed interest in the field of education.and/or a strong commitment to service. Required documents include a driver's license or State issed ID, a birth certificate, a social security card, and a completed application packet.

Monticello, AR

Through 10/15/20

Youth Program AmeriCorps Member

The Youth Programs AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club which serves 90 school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days. Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will help to plan and implement enrichment activities for the youth, ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the youth with their homework and tutoring, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth. The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 125 school-aged children in Our Club and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math. Essential Functions of Position:  Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer, school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events  Develop and implement programming in one of our five programming areas: STEM, Arts, Cultural Enrichment, Health/Physical Fitness, and Life Skills.  Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Our Club children, i.e. Family Fun Night.  Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math.  Assist in the collection of performance measurement data (report cards and test scores) to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes.  Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House.  Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director.  Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader.  Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor.  All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Youth Program AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with school- age youth, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 5-17. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 for a total of 900 hours.

Little Rock, AR

Through 2/28/21

Child Development AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Child Development AmeriCorps (900 hours) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve at Our House’s child development center, called Little Learners which serves 65 children ages 6 weeks-5 years old. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve in two of four classrooms (Toddler 1 and Toddler 2 or PreK3 and PreK 4-5) that are led by a lead Teacher. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve with the teacher to help plan and implement activities for the children, ensure the safety of all children in the program, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the children helping them to meet their developmental goals and milestones. The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 75 children in Little Learners; help at least 50 children ages 1-5 meet the developmental milestones on the developmental assessments. Essential Functions of Position: ● Provide hands-on support to children in the Little Learners Child Development Center to help them meet developmental goals and milestones. ● Assist in the implementation of curriculum-driven activities that reflect Arkansas’ Child Development and Early Learning Standards. ● Adopt and Implement Conscious Discipline in the classroom to enhance the social-emotional growth of all children ● Contribute to the education of children through unique lesson and activity planning ● Participate in and seek out professional development that will further advance pedagogy skills ● Organize service projects to benefit the children and parents of Our House, including developing partnerships with outside organizations, recruiting volunteers, recruiting participants, and other activities necessary for successful service events. ● Design and implement health and wellness, arts, and STEM enrichment activities for Little Learners. ● Assist in the collection of performance measurement data to track and analyze progress towards the above outcomes. ● Facilitate parent engagement programming for parents of Little Learners children quarterly, i.e. Family Fun Night. ● Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House. ● Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director. ● Attend Our House National Service meetings led by the VISTA Leader. ● Attend program, all-team, an committee meetings as assigned by the supervisor ● All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Child Development AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; Child development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children ages 1-5. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: ● On-site Our House orientation ● First Aid/CPR ● Naptime Academy ● Conscious Discipline ● AmeriCorps Arkansas Training ● Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: ● Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service ● $3,097.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term ● Healthcare coverage ● Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: AmeriCorps Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. AmeriCorps Member will submit their hours on a bi-weekly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information:  Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext 137  For more information about AmeriCorps State and National, go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-national/become- member.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

Little Rock, AR

Through 2/28/21

Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member

Service Position Title and Type Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member (900 hours) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Purpose: Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 2,000 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Our House is located at 302 E. Roosevelt Road, Little Rock, AR Service Position Summary: The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve in Our House’s Career Center, which works with over 600 adults each year through employment and training services, adult education, and life skills instruction. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve directly on campus, or remotely from home to expand our employment and wrap-around services by supporting unemployed and underemployed individuals with barriers to employment, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to find jobs, succeed in jobs, move up the job ladder, and achieve long-term personal and family goals. The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House's AmeriCorps project, including: provide hands-on support to 1,000 Career Center clients to help them meet their professional and personal goals; and successfully connect 450 unemployed and underemployed individuals with jobs. When the pandemic hit, the Career Center team started the Our House Jobs & Resources Hotline to continue serving clients in a way that is safe and respects social distancing guidelines. The following position responsibilities may be performed in-person at the Career Center or over phone/email while serving from home and staffing the hotline. Essential Functions of Position: • Create and implement programming that builds job search skills and employment acquisition through ongoing guidance, coaching, and self-esteem building. • Coach clients through every aspect of the job search process: creating an email account, building a resume, navigating internet searches, applying for jobs, practice job interviews, addressing particular barriers to employment, job retention. • Help to identify employment opportunities for clients of the Career Center and update the Our House Job Board with details about employment opportunities. • Communicate and coordinate within the team and across programs to efficiently provide participants with quality programming and services. • Connect clients with wrap-around services that support long-term employment retention, including accessing public benefits, transportation assistance professional clothing, mental health and substance use services. • Use the client database to accurately track, record, and report participants’ employment, wages, job status changes and other related data. • Staff the Our House Jobs & Resources Hotline when working remotely from home. o Field client calls and make referrals to Our House and community resources. o Properly document data in Client Contact Log and Our House database. o Update the COVID-19 Resources to provide clients with accurate information. • Follow all procedures in the Our House COVID-19 Team Safety Policy. • Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director. • Attend Our House National Service Meetings led by the Our House VISTA Leader. • Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor. • All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Employment Coach AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with adults, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for all Our House clients. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; an adult education or social services background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: Service will be performed primarily indoors. Commitment Required: 40 hours a week for a six (6) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021 for a total of 900 hours. Orientation and Training: • On-site Our House orientation • First Aid/CPR • AmeriCorps Arkansas Training • Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits: • Living Allowance of $7,070 over the course of the term of service • $3,097.50 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term • Healthcare coverage • Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting:  Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information:  Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext 137  For more information about AmeriCorps State and National, go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-national/become- member.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

Little Rock, AR

Through 2/28/21

Mentor AmeriCorps

Service Position Title and Type: Mentor AmeriCorps (300 hours) Name and Address of Program: Our House 302 E. Roosevelt Road Little Rock, AR 72206 Service Location: Our House Service Location: If site is different than program address above, include the Host Site name and address. Purpose: Our House – Founded in 1987, Our House is a comprehensive program for the working homeless serving over 1,400 clients annually. Operating on a 7-acre campus in central Little Rock, Our House empowers homeless and near-homeless families and individuals to succeed in the workforce, in school, and in life through hard work, wise decision-making, and active participation in the community. Service Position Summary: The Mentor AmeriCorps Members will serve at Our House’s out-of-school program, called Our Club which serves school age youth in grades Kindergarten-12th grade. Our Club operates every day afterschool and all day during school breaks (winter break, spring break) and teacher in-service days. Our Club also operates a Summer Program for eight weeks over the summer. The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will mentor a small group of youth in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade. Mentor AmeriCorps Members will ensure the safety of all children in the program, help the youth with their homework and tutoring, establish strong bonds with the youth and families, and create an enriching, fun and safe environment for the youth. The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85 of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math. Essential Functions of Position:  Serve directly with youth during Our Club program hours (including after-school, summer, school holidays, and evening programming) in one of three homerooms K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Provide homework help to youth in the program: K-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6-12th grade.  Utilize our two generation model and serve the youth and families of Our House.  Serve to meet established outcomes goals for Our House’s AmeriCorps project, including: serve at least 150 school-aged children in Our Club, work to ensure 100 youth complete at least one semester in the program, and help at least 85% of those who stay for at least three months to maintain or improve their report card grades in literacy and math.  Serve collaboratively with other AmeriCorps members, VISTA volunteers, and staff members to implement programs, achieve and track outcomes, and other activities to benefit the clients and programs of Our House.  Participate in AmeriCorps Days of Service and additional service projects as approved by the program director.  Attend Our House AmeriCorps meetings led by the VISTA Leader.  Attend weekly Our House staff meetings and other meetings as directed by supervisor.  All members will undergo all required criminal history checks: NSOPW, FBI, and Arkansas State Police, as well as other states, as necessary. Marginal Functions of Position:  When called upon, members may be asked to support disaster response and/or recovery efforts as needed by the State of Arkansas.  COVID-19 Response Activities: Assisting with classroom/equipment sanitization, assisting with client health entry screening or providing virtual support to clients receiving resources from home. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: The Mentor AmeriCorps Member will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission. All candidates must enjoy working with school-age youth, have a positive attitude, and serve as a role model for the children in the program. Academic and Experience Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required; a youth development background and/or relevant college courses preferred. Service Conditions: This service is performed primarily indoors. This is a physically active role where you will engage with children in grades K-12. Commitment Required: 10 hours a week for an eight (8) month term beginning September 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 for a total of 300 hours; must be available between 2:30 – 7:30 pm, Monday – Friday. Orientation and Training:  On-site Our House orientation  First Aid/CPR  AOSN Youth Development Institute  Conscious Discipline  AmeriCorps Arkansas Training  Any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor and/or Program Director AmeriCorps Program Benefits:  $1,311.11 Segal Education Award at the end of a successful service term  Student Loan forbearance Evaluation and Reporting: Member will participate in mid-term and end-of-term evaluation and review. Member will submit their hours on a monthly basis and write quarterly reflections. For more information:  Priscilla Barnes, Human Resources Manager 501-374-7383 ext. 137  For more information about AmeriCorps State and National, go to https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-national/become- member.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information and military service.

Little Rock, AR

Through 4/30/21

 

 

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