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Summer 2019 Dubuque AmeriCorps Member

AmeriCorps Partners in Learning
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AmeriCorps member will organize, create, and implement literacy programs within the Dubuque Community.

Service Activities

Examples of Duties:
1. Plan and implement literacy programs for preschool and early elementary school aged children.
2. Develop a relationship with staff and participants to foster a positive learning environment.
3. Participate in service projects outside of the assigned placement.
4. Attend AmeriCorps team meetings and mandatory trainings.
5. Engage in other duties that support the grant narrative and are not prohibited activities.

Typical Qualifications:
1. Desire to work with children; experience working with children a plus.
2. Applicant must be creative, energetic, dependable and a self-starter.
3. Applicant must have reliable transportation.
4. Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
5. Applicant must pass three-part Criminal History Background Check because of reoccurring access to vulnerable populations.

Available shifts: AmeriCorps training starts May 21. Playground Explorations training starts June 4. Service will take place during normal business hours. Some night hours are required during Special Events. Vacation, sick, holiday and lunch time do not count toward your total 300 hours.

Community Need Addressed

Dubuque-area youth who are struggling to read at Grade-Level.

Position Outcomes

Increased K - 3rd grade reading scores after a summer of intentional academic enrichment.

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance

Education Benefits

College Degree, Credential or Certification

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
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, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, 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
Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Drive decision making
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 Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 3 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Elementary School, Library, Local Government Agency
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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