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AmeriCorps Member at Cascade School District

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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The AmeriCorps member would be coordinating the use and interior design of our brand new greenhouse. The greenhouse has been built to withstand heavy snow loads and will be used in Cascade's Career and Technical Program. It is accessible to three schools: Cascade High School, Icicle River Middle School, and Alpine Lakes Elementary School. The greenhouse is almost complete and should be fully complete by February 2022.

Service Activities

The AmeriCorps member will coordinate setting up and maintaining the greenhouse, lesson materials, and equipment. The AmeriCorps member will be in charge of scheduling the greenhouse between the schools in proximity. They will also research best practices so that the use of the greenhouse is sustainable beyond the member’s service time. They also would be working with local businesses and non-profits to enhance student learning experiences and instruction.

Community Need Addressed

This position will add greenhouse and plant education to the Career & Technical Education program that works with students to offer courses specializing in skilled trades, modern technologies, and career preparation.

Position Outcomes

The member will support other students learning about greenhouses and plant science. The greenhouse is accessible to all grade levels at the school, making this training available to a wider group of students.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

project management, time management, student engagement

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth, Environment
  • Length of Service 6 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting High School, School District
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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