As economic mobility coaches, members will assess participants' individual situations, identify barriers to success, and set long-term stability goals. They will work alongside clients to overcome barriers to success through strategies such as community resource navigation and connection to support networks and social capital. The team will also support free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) clinics for 12 hours/week from Feb-Apr. Service starts with a 2-week orientation in Greenville and daily service continues at individual host organizations. Team gathers semi-monthly for professional development, VITA training, community service projects, and social events. Schedules vary slightly by placement but usually 1st shift hours (M-F 9a-5p) with some weeknight evenings & Saturday mornings during tax season.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
The AmeriCorps living allowance is generally excluded from income for calculation of benefits such as SNAP and HUD. 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
Capable of efficiently utilizing computers, common software, and websites such as Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Google Drive
Two years of work or post-secondary school experience preferred
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check