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AmeriCorps Member at Columbia Valley Community of Health (Girls on the Run)

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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In 2007, CVCH affiliated with Girls on the Run International (GOTR) to start our own council to serve Chelan and Douglas County. Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization and program for girls 3rd-5th grade that helps girls cultivate self-esteem, confidence, emotional awareness, empathy, healthy communication skills, and teamwork. This program supports the emotional and physical wellness of youth in our valley and provides them with skills and tools that will help girls through any adversity and challenge.

This year, we are piloting the GOTR Heart and Sole program for girls in 6th-8th grade. To build sustainability in the growth of our program, we would like the program specialist to create a GOTR leadership committee, consisting of GOTR coaches, community members, teachers, and CVCH employees. Create an impactful video with Lincoln Elementary coach, Cindy Mahler, and GOTR girls, about how GOTR transforms a girl and how it impacts their academics, home life, and confidence. This position has room for creativity and innovation, so we hope that the program specialist is willing to try new things and think outside of the box.

GOTR season is September through November and March through May. December, January, and February are months for networking, recruitment of coaches, and planning.

Service Activities

• Ability to serve at project site location and time specified in this position description
• Recruit team coaches for Girls on the Run
• Oversee the general program management
• Plan Superhero 5K and Girls Rising events
• Build Capacity for Girls on the Run
• Collect and report data as directed by the Performance Measure.

Community Need Addressed

Our program inspires and empowers girls to build healthy physical and mental habits that last long beyond the program.

Position Outcomes

Evidence shows Girls on the Run makes a stronger impact than both organized sports and physical education in teaching life skills that benefit girls at home, at school, and with their friends.


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

As a team, we work towards measured goals throughout the year to see the impact made on organizations, community members, and students that members serve throughout our region. Our service targets include Education, Empowerment, Health Equity, Community Outreach, Food Insecurity, ESL, and Financial Literacy. In addition to service at their host sites, our members participate in several community projects throughout the year. These projects may include trail clean-up, donation drives for essentials, and outreach to those in need. Our program offers our AmeriCorps members Professional Development training, hands-on experience, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Education Benefits


Skills you will gain

time management, community outreach, event planning, event facilitation, public speaking, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management

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, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Health Clinic/Other Health Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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