Are you interested in making a difference in the community? Are you able to commit yourself to a year of service helping others? Join our AmeriCorps team!
We are developing a dynamic team of 23 service-minded, results-driven candidates who will provide direct financial stability services to low-income individuals and families throughout the Upstate of SC, leading them into economic mobility. AmeriCorps Members accomplish this by serving 1700 hours with a partner site over the course of the year. Members will coach clients in ways to increase their personal income, build savings, and gain and sustain assets. Selected candidates will be matched with host organizations in a variety of positions available in Greenville, Laurens, Anderson, and Pickens counties. AmeriCorps Members will serve from August 17, 2020 through July 31, 2021. This includes a mandatory two-week orientation provided by program staff from United Way of Greenville County, our grant holder.
Team members learn from experts in the nonprofit field and gain practical experience in community and economic development, community outreach, and more. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates, retirees, or anyone who is interested in starting a career in the nonprofit field. If you have the desire to serve others and have skills or experience related to social services, human services, case management, or community organization, you would be a great fit for our program.
As an AmeriCorps Upstate member, you will provide financial stability programs and services to the community, including but not limited to:
• Resource Navigation | Case management, crisis assistance, benefit applications, and connecting individuals and families with community resources
• Financial Literacy | Teaching financial literacy to people individually or in a classroom setting
• VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance | Providing free tax preparation services in the community
Additional Required Expectations
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Serve full-time (36-40 hours / week) to reach 1700 service hours by end of term
• Work directly with clients
• Pass three criminal history checks
• Attend a two-week orientation
• Earn advanced IRS certification for VITA preparation
• Some nights and weekends expected during tax season (January – April)
• Submit time sheets weekly
• Track program measure data
• Be able to use a computer and Microsoft Office programs
• Some travel required (~10-30% based on position)
• Be at least 18 years old at start of service
• Be a U.S. Citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Our program is able to provide dental and vision healthcare benefits to team members.
We host monthly professional development sessions on topics such as public speaking, mental health first aid, and grant writing.
We also reimburse for service-related mileage expenditures (not including commuting).
Our group has a social committee that organizes events.
The nature of our program allows for a lot of networking in the local nonprofit community.
We welcome second year members and like to provide leadership and training opportunities to the group.
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Computer skills including Microsoft Office applications
Ability to Work Independently
Ability to Multi-Task
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
Results-Oriented Thinking and Behavior
Awareness and Sensitivity to the External
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check