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AmeriCorps General Member

Salary
85000

Location
Lansing, MI

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*Staff jobs are NOT a part of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.s vocational rehabilitation efforts. These positions are supportive roles. Therefore, applicants do not need to have a barrier to employment to be eligible for these roles.* ​



**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s AmeriCorps program is a year-long service commitment; it is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable professional development at a national award-winning organization, recognized for its achievement in providing exceptional vocational rehabilitation, creating inclusive cultures and building a quality workplace for employees. AmeriCorps members serving through the Economic Opportunity Coaching Program will provide individualized coaching to clients with disabilities and other barriers to employment to help them achieve and maintain economic stability. Full-time, Half-time and Quarter-time members will provide coaching to clients in the areas of financial literacy and employment-related skills. Members will provide support to clients in class, and in individual coaching sessions outside of class. Members will provide individualized coaching for clients participating in **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s financial literacy classes; including budgeting, money management, credit education, identity theft & fraud, asset building, retirement planning, tax preparation and other various financial topics. Members will also provide coaching in the area of employability skills and provide resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, professional image coaching, job search skills, basic adult literacy, math tutoring, citizenship test preparation and other skill-building topics.



Responsibilities include the following:


  • Provide comprehensive coaching to clients, including individualized goal setting, assistance in competing assignments and integrating teachings into everyday life to help people improve their economic stability
  • Communicate verbally and in writing with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. staff regarding clients’ progress in meeting their individualized goals
  • Collaborate with community partners to coordinate on-site classes and link clients with community services
  • Provide support to clients experiencing crisis by connecting them to emergency resources as needed
  • Coordinate and participate in Michigan’s AmeriCorps and National Days of Service activities and events


Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills
  • High level of professionalism and ability to adhere to the program’s code of conduct
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Customer Service focused and ability to foster teamwork
  • Computer proficient with MS Office Word, Power Point, Excel and other office business tools
  • Document service activities according to program requirements utilizing multiple databases


Benefits of National Service:

  • An annual living stipend of $12,630 (total, pre-tax) for full-time members. All stipends paid out in 26 payments (13 payments for tax team members)


    • $6,683 living stipend (total, pre-tax) for half-time members
    • $3,341 living stipend (total, pre-tax) for quarter-time members

  • Standard AmeriCorps Member health care coverage (full-time members)
  • Income-eligible childcare assistance for full-time members
  • Ongoing professional development, training and networking opportunities
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans
  • Education Award of $5,920 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 1700 hours of service over a 12-month period for full-time members)


    • $2,960 Education Award for half-time members (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 900 hours of service over a 12-month period-- tax team 6-month period)
    • $1,566.14 Education Award for quarter-time members (pending successful completion of program requirements and a minimum of 450 hours of service over a 12-month period – tax team 6-month period)


Must have access to reliable transportation, enjoy cultural diversity and have a commitment to community service.



Worker Sub-Type:

Staff Member

Location:

Lansing, MI

Business Line:

Other Staff

Time Type:

Part time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

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