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Americorps Vista Service Member

Traverse City, MI

Website:
http://msue.anr.msu.edu/county/info/grand_traverse

Posted on July 9, 2018

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About Americorps Vista Service Member

Americorps Service Member Opportunity with Grand Traverse County 4-H!
Grand Traverse County 4-H is looking for an individual to serve as a full time Americorps Service Member SPIN Club Coordinator.  This individual will be responsible for delivering SPIN club programming to area schools and/or community partners.
Tasks will include:
? Planning and organizing 20 4-H SPIN (special interest) clubs with volunteers that focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) topics and utilize the 4-H SPIN Club guide, planning worksheet, and record of finances
? Engaging between 90 and 100 new youth in 4-H SPIN club programming
? Recruiting, screening, and training 20 volunteers to serve as club leaders, to provide guest programming, or to otherwise support 4-H SPIN Clubs and associated activities
? Hosting quarterly family engagement nights
? Collecting data and submitting reports to the Site Supervisor and to the 4-H STEAM Corps Program Manager

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
? At least 18 years of age
? U.S. citizen, U.S. national or lawful permanent resident of the U.S.
? Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent
? Pass the following checks: State of Michigan, DHS Central Registry Clearance, FBI Fingerprinting, and State & National Offender Registry

PREFERRED SKILLS
? Experience working with diverse (multiple ages, ethnicities, religions, etc.) populations
? Excellent verbal and written communication skills
? Passion for science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM)
? Knowledge of youth development, volunteer recruitment and management
? Outgoing, confident and able to work in a fast pace environment

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position requires driving as a regular part of the position; carrying educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.

COMPENSATION
Members will receive a living allowance of $13,732 to be distributed bi-monthly at a rate of $624.18 (pre-tax) throughout their service term as well as student loan forbearance for qualified loans. Upon successful completion of service, an education award in the amount of $5,920 will be issued. Members will serve 40 hours/week. This full time position will begin 9/4/18 and serve until 8/3/19.

All interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Karin Stevens at [email protected] by 11:59pm on July 20th.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.

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