AmeriCorps - FRC Healthy Living Specialist

at YWCA Central Alabama (view profile)
Location Birmingham, United States
Date Posted 10/10/2017
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Job Function To provide support and assistance in developing and offering a range of literacy and education programs while assisting in the smooth overall operation of the YWCA’s Family Resource Center and its work in Woodlawn.

Description

Adhere to the policies of the YWCA and support its Mission and Vision.

Ensure the confidentiality of each applicant, resident, resident family and those served by the Family Resource Center.

Provide assistance in operation of multiple programs including, but not limited to: Let’s Cook, ArtReach, Tutoring, CREW, PRIME TIME family reading program, production of resource materials, access to and preparation of the Family Resource Center meeting space, program promotion, execution, volunteer recruitment and any support necessary to ensure program’s success.

Coordinate health-related programs that empower families living in Woodlawn to live healthier lives. Provide basic cooking demonstrations and lead healthy cooking classes for residents and Woodlawn neighborhood.

Support YWoodlawn FRC Coordinator in development and execution of programming for the Family Resource Center including staff support to organizational activities and individual volunteers, residents, neighborhood outreach. Position will be responsible for ensuring participant coordination as well as oversight in ensuring smooth operations of all programs at the Center.

Provide compassionate, empowering assistance to all neighborhood residents, program participants, volunteers and funders in a professional manner reflective of the YWCA and its Housing Department.

Assist with the reception and answering telephones to ensure Family Resource Center guests and calls do not go unanswered and that requests and inquiries are properly directed.

Initiate and maintain volunteer data base, program participant data base, program participation attendance logs as well as pre/post surveys in coordination with the YWoodlawn FRC Coordinator.

Follow the procedures, schedules and practices established by the YWCA under the supervision of the YWoodlawn FRC Coordinator.

Assist with tours and visits to the YWCA as may be required.

Attend required meetings and in-service trainings as may be required by AmeriCorps and actively participate in Housing Department meetings as requested, working collaboratively with other members of the YWCA’s Housing Department in the fulfillment of the department’s obligations.  

Marginal Functions:

Assist with the upkeep of the Family Resource Center to ensure cleanliness, safety and good repair and to assist with the cleaning and set up of the facility as may be needed.

Assist YWoodlawn FRC Coordinator and Assistant Director of Housing in operation of YWoodlawn apartment complexes with respect to property management, tenant issues, communication with applicants and/or residents, property inspections and other residency matters as may be required.

Place work orders for repairs at the Family Resource Center as may be needed and assist YWoodlawnSenior Coordinator in ensuring the facility maintains adequate inventory of goods necessary for the FRC’s operation.

Receive all items received as donations to the YWCA and properly document/report them to Communications.

Perform all other duties deemed necessary for the smooth operation of the Housing Office and the YWCA, overall.  

Academic and Experience Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Some college courses required.   

Benefits include:

  • Stipend of $1000/month (pre-taxes)
  • An educational award of $5,815 upon completion
  • Health insurance for the individual
  • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual
  • Child care subsidy and SNAP eligibility for those who qualify
  • An opportunity to serve with some of Birmingham’s premier nonprofit organizations
  • Extensive personal and professional development

The AmeriCorps position starts September 2017 and concludes August 2018. The position is located in Birmingham, AL and serves Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Some evening or weekend service is required.  Men and women are encouraged to apply. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. A passion for serving the community and commitment of one year is expected of all. Extensive background checks are performed on members.

Please view the AmeriCorps power point and complete the application for the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program found at: http://www.ywcabham.org/americorps. Please email a resume, cover letter and three choices for which you desire to be considered to: americorps@ywcabham.org. Phone calls and unscheduled visits are discouraged.

AmeriCorps is akin to Peace Corps for citizens who desire to serve within nonprofits in the United States to help with capacity building and direct service. YWCA Central Alabama is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a workplace free of unlawful discrimination. As such, the YWCA Central Alabama does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or physical or mental disabilities.

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