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Summer Dare VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

May 30, 2018 - July 24, 2018

Application Window

February 5, 2018 - April 23, 2018

Location

  • Cedar Rapids, IA

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
vistaleader@iwcc.edu

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AmeriCorps VISTA

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Description

Your Summer Dare VISTA member duties include:
You will be involved in all facets of library’s Summer Dare program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Serve as a site coordinator and liaison for Summer Dare Everywhere site(s) – work with partner organization staff, library staff, and library volunteers to deliver the weekly program and track data related to the program
• Provide training and logistical support to volunteers assisting with the Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
• Register participants in the library’s Summer Dare reading program and update their progress
• Assist in the coordination of materials and crafts for the library’s Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
• Assist with the delivery of the library’s Teen Summer Camp program
• Assist in the delivery of weekly library experiential tours with the Summer Dare Everywhere partnership with Kids on Course
• Assist library staff with the delivery of other weekly programs, events, and activities related to the Summer Dare
You might be the right person if…
• You can successfully communicate with a diverse group of people through various channels – public speaking, written communications, one-on-one trainings, etc.
• You are comfortable and confident working with computers.
• Your peers consider you to be highly organized.
• You are computer savvy and know the basics of the Microsoft Office suite.
• You enjoy working independently and can effectively manage your time – when things are slow or hectic.
• Being a part of a team and working towards the greater good fuels you.
• You are considering a career in education or libraries. (Not required.)
This job will allow you to:
• Gain valuable experience that can translate to future library, non-profit, government, and corporate employment opportunities.
• Develop professional skills while sharing your talents with the community.
• Take advantage of VISTA program benefits supported outside of the library including:
• Living allowance during time of service
• Choice of education award or end of service stipend
• Get to know the library staff for the excellent, friendly resource that they are.
• Become knowledgeable about the library facility and its many resources.
• Give back to your community through service.
What you bring to the table:
• Ability to commit to a two-month term of service starting May 30, 2018 and ending July 24, 2018.
• Ability to work comfortably with people, systems, and technology.
• A positive, “can-do” attitude that has you excited to walk in the library’s door and get started.
• Ability to read, write, and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to walk, bend, reach, sit, stand for periods of time, and occasionally lift 40lbs.
• Ability to provide own transportation to various library locations and partner organizations is preferred. Mileage will be reimbursed.
Your time commitment.
• This is a full-time, two month program commitment. Service at the library is 5/30/18-7/24/18.
• VISTA members are allowed to hold outside employment if it does not conflict with their VISTA duties.
How do I apply?
• Applications are being accepted by AmeriCorps 2/15/2017-4/30/2017.
• Minimum age requirement is 18.
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• To apply, simply submit your resume and cover letter (optional) to vistaleader@iwcc.edu
We are guided by our shared values.
• Freedom: Our Library is committed to the free and open exchange of ideas.
• Community: Our Library is for everyone. You are welcome here.
• Creativity: Our Library is on a journey toward inspired products and relevant services.
• Fun: Our Library is serious about art, entertainment, and recreational experiences that are essential in making life worth living.
What makes the Cedar Rapids Public Library special?
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. The library exists to impact our community and transform its quality of life through education, civic engagement, the arts, and entertainment.
The CRPL Volunteer Program develops exceptional volunteer opportunities to support and enrich the library through community engagement. Our vision is a collaborative environment that encourages community members to work towards an outstanding library experience.
1/2014
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $944/month

Your Summer Dare VISTA member duties include:
You will be involved in all facets of library’s Summer Dare program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Serve as a site coordinator and liaison for Summer Dare Everywhere site(s) – work with partner organization staff, library staff, and library volunteers to deliver the weekly program and track data related to the program
• Provide training and logistical support to volunteers assisting with the Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
• Register participants in the library’s Summer Dare reading program and update their progress
• Assist in the coordination of materials and crafts for the library’s Summer Dare and Summer Dare Everywhere programs
• Assist with the delivery of the library’s Teen Summer Camp program
• Assist in the delivery of weekly library experiential tours with the Summer Dare Everywhere partnership with Kids on Course
• Assist library staff with the delivery of other weekly programs, events, and activities related to the Summer Dare
You might be the right person if…
• You can successfully communicate with a diverse group of people through various channels – public speaking, written communications, one-on-one trainings, etc.
• You are comfortable and confident working with computers.
• Your peers consider you to be highly organized.
• You are computer savvy and know the basics of the Microsoft Office suite.
• You enjoy working independently and can effectively manage your time – when things are slow or hectic.
• Being a part of a team and working towards the greater good fuels you.
• You are considering a career in education or libraries. (Not required.)
This job will allow you to:
• Gain valuable experience that can translate to future library, non-profit, government, and corporate employment opportunities.
• Develop professional skills while sharing your talents with the community.
• Take advantage of VISTA program benefits supported outside of the library including:
• Living allowance during time of service
• Choice of education award or end of service stipend
• Get to know the library staff for the excellent, friendly resource that they are.
• Become knowledgeable about the library facility and its many resources.
• Give back to your community through service.
What you bring to the table:
• Ability to commit to a two-month term of service starting May 30, 2018 and ending July 24, 2018.
• Ability to work comfortably with people, systems, and technology.
• A positive, “can-do” attitude that has you excited to walk in the library’s door and get started.
• Ability to read, write, and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to walk, bend, reach, sit, stand for periods of time, and occasionally lift 40lbs.
• Ability to provide own transportation to various library locations and partner organizations is preferred. Mileage will be reimbursed.
Your time commitment.
• This is a full-time, two month program commitment. Service at the library is 5/30/18-7/24/18.
• VISTA members are allowed to hold outside employment if it does not conflict with their VISTA duties.
How do I apply?
• Applications are being accepted by AmeriCorps 2/15/2017-4/30/2017.
• Minimum age requirement is 18.
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• To apply, simply submit your resume and cover letter (optional) to vistaleader@iwcc.edu
We are guided by our shared values.
• Freedom: Our Library is committed to the free and open exchange of ideas.
• Community: Our Library is for everyone. You are welcome here.
• Creativity: Our Library is on a journey toward inspired products and relevant services.
• Fun: Our Library is serious about art, entertainment, and recreational experiences that are essential in making life worth living.
What makes the Cedar Rapids Public Library special?
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. The library exists to impact our community and transform its quality of life through education, civic engagement, the arts, and entertainment.
The CRPL Volunteer Program develops exceptional volunteer opportunities to support and enrich the library through community engagement. Our vision is a collaborative environment that encourages community members to work towards an outstanding library experience.
1/2014
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $944/month
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Living Allowance

$950 - $950 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, Local Government Agency

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
vistaleader@iwcc.edu

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AmeriCorps VISTA

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