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Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member full-time position serving with the Shakespeare Program

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN

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Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (full-time position, serving with the Shakespeare Program)


Notre Dame


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The mission of the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) is to welcome community and Notre Dame partners that strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend through relationship building and educational opportunities. By promoting innovation and excellence, the Center builds individual capacity and enhances existing systems throughout South Bend. The work of the RCLC addresses five goals to accomplish this mission: Hospitality, Education, Partnership, Civic Engagement, and Sustainability.

The Robinson Shakespeare Program seeks to empower youth through the works of William Shakespeare. This program includes the Robinson Shakespeare Company (RSC), an on-site company of youth ages 9-17 who meet twice weekly to study and produce Shakespeare plays and monologues for performance, and the Robinson Shakespeare Company Outreach Initiative, which provides professional development, classroom enrichment, and afterschool drama clubs for four public South Bend public schools.

Position Summary: The AmeriCorps member will facilitate and implement Shakespeare program activities, both at the RCLC and at partner school sites, will help recruit and coordinate Shakespeare program volunteers, and will assist in developing curriculum and participate in program evaluation.

Specific Responsibilities include:

Assist Robinson Shakespeare Director with course activities including preparation of Robinson Shakespeare Company students for participation in Shakespeare at Notre Dame’s English Speaking Union Shakespeare Monologue competition, and rehearsal/performance of two Shakespeare plays.

Assist with development and implementation of RSC Outreach Initiative activities, which may include professional development presentations, working with pilot school teachers in their classrooms, and conducting afterschool drama/Shakespeare activities.

Assist in Shakespeare curriculum development and implementation. Help to align learning objectives to Indiana State Core Standards.

Assist in program evaluation and implementation, including data collection, analysis, and presentation of final report.

Implement system of communication with families of children in the Shakespeare program, and teachers participating in the RSC Outreach Initiative. This will involve face to face, electronic, and written correspondence.

Act as liaison with RSC Student Association and students in the Community Based Learning Class. Recruit/train volunteers to assist in Shakespeare activities with youth.

Document program activities through photographs and text, and submit information regularly to the RCLC web site and Facebook page.

Maintain records and paperwork required by RCLC programs.

Attend weekly RCLC staff meetings and Shakespeare Team meetings.

Attend weekly AmeriCorps meetings/trainings at the RCLC.

AmeriCorps is a national service organization aimed at helping communities meet needs in areas including education by building the capacity of community organizations. AmeriCorps provides funding for the RCLC to have ten full-time AmeriCorps members during 2018-2019. These are service positions, rather than traditional “jobs”. Full-time AmeriCorps members are expected to complete a full term of service (1700 hours). Members receiving a living allowance in equal payments throughout their term of service. On completion of 1700 hours of service, members will receive an Education Award.

Full Time AmeriCorps members will be compensated as follows:

Monthly Living Allowance: $1248

Education Award: $5,920 (on completion of 1700 hours of service)

Health Insurance

Child Care Assistance (if eligible)

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

US Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.

Reliable transportation.

Additional Qualifications include:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Interest in education, working with at-risk youth and community development.

Public speaking and the ability to teach/train others.

Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.

Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and some on-line systems.

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Flexibility to work in a variety of settings.

Sensitivity, compassion and listening skills required to work with a diverse audience including: RCLC staff, volunteers, fellow AmeriCorps members, Notre Dame and community partners, and youth participants.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree or higher preferred.

Theatre experience or experience working with youth.

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Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (full-time position, serving with the Shakespeare Program)


Robinson Learning Center (24015)

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The University of Notre Dame began late on the bitterly cold afternoon of November 26, 1842, when a 28-year-old French priest, Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., and seven companions, all of them members of the recently established Congregation of Holy Cross, took possession of 524 snow-covered acres that the Bishop of Vincennes had given them in the Indiana mission fields. A man of lively imagination, Father Sorin named his fledgling school in honor of Our Lady, in his native tongue, “L’Université de Notre Dame du Lac” (The University of Our Lady of the Lake). On January 15, 1844, the University was thus officially chartered by the Indiana legislature. Father Sorin’s indomitable will was best demonstrated in April of 1879 when a disastrous fire destroyed the Main Building, which housed virtually the entire University. Saying “If it were ALL gone, I should not give up,” Father Sorin employed 300 workers daily throughout the summer and rebuilt the structure that still stands today, topped by a gleaming Golden Dome

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