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City Service Corps

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City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in November 2015 by NYC Service, recruits individuals to serve full-time at City agencies. City Service Corps is comprised of high-impact service projects led by city agencies in impact areas addressing critical capacity and community-related issues.

City Service Corps Member Benefits:
Living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
Unlimited Monthly MetroCard (valued at $1,397)
Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $6,095 upon successful completion
City Government exposure
Resume-building professional experience
Loan Forbearance and Deferment for qualified student loans during active service; interest paid on qualified loans if successfully completes program
On-site orientation and training provided by NYC Service (valued at $1,500)
Ongoing training and professional support at host site
City Service Corps gear (polo, fleece, notebook, etc.)
Childcare assistance, if eligible, during active service
Health Coverage if a member chooses to enroll or does not have other insurance they wish to remain on (member doesn't pay premium or monthly enrollment fees - valued at $3,100)

Program Dates:

September 3, 2019 - July 10, 2020

City Service Corps members interview and are placed at City agency partners where the interest level in the program and experience of the applicant matches the needs of the project at hand
Projects are all designed to positively impact the citizens of New York City in two main areas: education and economic & community empowerment

Corps Member Responsibilities:

Assist host site in implementing projects to address some of our City’s greatest challenges as outlined in the host site’s specific project description
Assignments may include community engagement events, communications, and project management
Participate in City-sponsored and host site service projects, and national days of service

Professional Development and Community Building:

Led by CUNY, attend orientation during the first week of the program which covers topics such as AmeriCorps policies and procedures, project management, and City government
Monthly skill building and professional development seminars occur throughout the term of service which cover topic areas such as project management, goal setting, building your “brand”, interview preparation and financial literacy
Periodic social activities to build community and encourage cross-site networking
Career-building opportunities during and upon completion of the program

City Service Corps Member Specifics:

Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States
Have successfully attained the level of degree specified in the job posting (high school diploma or its equivalent) by September 3, 2019
Ability to start on September 3, 2019 and serve full time
See application (nyc.gov/servenyc) for additional items

Host Sites include:
Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
Department of Sanitation (DSNY)
Human Resources Administration (HRA)
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA)
New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM)
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks)

To Apply:

The individual postings and the application can be found by visiting nyc.gov/servenyc. Applicants are considered on a rolling basis so interested applicants are encouraged to apply before July.

For Further Information:

Call (212) 788-3209 or email cityservicecorps@cityhall.nyc.gov with any additional questions.

Service Activities

Varies by host site sponsor.

Community Need Addressed

Corps members at each of our host sites address different needs - all within disaster services, economic opportunity, education & youth development, environmental stewardship and public health.

Position Outcomes

City Service Corps members will work on a variety of outcomes depending on the position in which they serve. All outcomes are aimed at meeting New York City's greatest needs and helping community members to have better access to resources.

Benefits

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

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

Project management, public speaking, community mapping, resume building

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
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, 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
Teamwork
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
Decisions
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
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
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, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
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 Aging, Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Disaster, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing, Legal Assistance, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Arts Organization, Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Hospital, Library, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Middle School, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Park, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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