AmeriCorps

Now Hiring AmeriCorps Members for Fall 2019


We're Hiring Individuals For Fall 2019!

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation. 

The ICHD AmeriCorps State Program places members at non-profit organizations, government agencies, and faith based institutions to work directly with the community in areas of food access and healthy lifestyles programming. We're looking for six individuals passionate about local food systems and the greater Lansing community who will #GetThingsDone. 


  
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​​Full and part time positions are available for the 2019-20 term! All members will serve from October 14, 2019 - September 21, 2020. Benefits of service:

Full-time members: 1700 hours/year = 36 hours/week Part-time members: 900 hours/year = 20-25 hours/week
Stipend of $13,992 Stipend of $6996
Health, dental and vision insurance Loan forbearance for eligible student loans
Loan forbearance for eligible student loans Interest accrual repayment for eligible student loans
Interest accrual repayment for eligible student loans Education award of $3,047.50 upon successful completion of service
Education award of $6,095 upon successful completion of service Continual professional and personal development!
Continual professional and personal development!



MID-MICHIGAN RECOVERY SERVICES

Wellness Coordinator - Part time position 

Mid-Michigan Recovery Services is located in Lansing, MI. Member will be housed at their main office 913 W. Holmes, Lansing, MI but will travel frequently between their residential homes off of North MLK Blvd, South MLK Blvd, and South Pennsylvania. To learn more about MMRS visit: https://www.midmichiganrecoveryservices.org/. Our Wellness Coordinator will work with residents in treatment and will be responsible for coordinating mind and body wellness engagement opportunities. These opportunities will be delivered in the form of healthy habit classes, nutrition classes, and physical fitness classes. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION.


SOUTH LANSING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
South Lansing Urban Gardener Coordinator - Full time position 

South Lansing Community Development Association (SLCDA) is located in S. Lansing, MI. SLCDA engages residents and stakeholders in the development/implementation of programs and initiatives that improve community health and quality of life in South Lansing. Major programs include South Lansing Urban Gardens, South Lansing Farmers Market, and other food security initiatives. Our S. Lansing Urban Gardener member will support SLCDA’s mission to improve the communal quality of life for its residents through efforts in the following areas: community garden management, gardening education, volunteer management and food distribution. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION


SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY COALITION
Healthy Lifestyle Specialist - Part time position 

South Side Community Coalition is located in Lansing, MI. SSCC a neighborhood center that opened in 2003 and provides a wide range of services to neighbors on Lansing's south side. Programming includes tutoring, after school programs, senior luncheons, food distributions, nutrition and healhcare forums, garden club and more! To learn more about SSCC visit: https://www.southsidecommunitycoalition.com/. Our Healthy Lifestyles Specialist will be responsible for the production of produce within the centers hoop house and garden. Produce grown in these spaces will be put into the centers food distributions along with providing gardening education to adults and youth. The member will also create and implement nutrition and exercise classes for neighbors. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION.



TRI-COUNTY OFFICE ON AGING
Nutrition Proxy Project Coordinator - Full time position 

Tri-County Office on Aging is located in Lansing, MI. TCOA has been the region's source for information and services that older adults, persons with disabilities and their families need to live independently and remain active in their communities. To learn more about TCOA visit: https://www.tcoa.org/. Our Nutrition Proxy Project Coordinator will focus on two projects at TCOA; Bridge the Gap and Signature Proxy Project. Bridge the Gap will help link senior's underutilized Bridge card usage and Signature Proxy Project links home-bound seniors to food commodities that are delivered to their homes. The member will be responsible for all aspects of these two projects along with recruiting, training and managing volunteers to aid in their programming. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL POSITION DESCRIPTION. 

Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
Benefits of full time members: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly)
  • Loan forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Health, dental & vision coverage
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Education award in the amount of $5,815 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training



Candidates may apply to multiple
positions and should specify what positions they're applying for in their cover letter. All interested candidates must submit a COVER LETTER and RESUME to be eligible for interview.

COVER LETTER and RESUMES should be sent to Andrea Villanueva, AmeriCorps State Program Director at avillanueva@ingham.org. Applications accepted until all positions are filled!  


Benefits of Full Time members - 1,700 total service hours = 36 hours/week: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems
Benefits of Full Time members - 1,700 total service hours = 36 hours/week: 
  • Living stipend of $12,630 (distributed bi-weekly) 
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Childcare assistance if eligible
  • Student loan forbearance & interest accrual payment for qualified loans
  • Education award of $5,920 upon successful completion of service
  • Continual professional development training
  • Hands on experience with local food systems

Now Hiring VISTAs to Start Service August 2019!



AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965.  VISTA’s serve 
full-time for one year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty.  AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects.  More specifically, the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program focuses on building the capacity of organizations in the areas of Education, Economic Opportunity, and Healthy Futures.   
All AmeriCorps VISTA m
embers serve full-time (37-40 hours per week) from
August 5, 2019 to August 4, 2020.
  

Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,311 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($6,095) OR Cash Stipend ($1,800)
Non-Competitive Eligibility
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
Healthcare Benefit
Childcare Assistance

WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST 
Edgewood Village Network Center
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will engage in academic, enrollment, and retention support activities for economically disadvantaged K-12 students to create a college-going culture and first generation college students to promote college success.  

NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTOR
Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement, City of Lansing

The AmeriCorps member will assist neighborhood organizations and citizens in Lansing in designing, resourcing, and implementing projects that benefit their community; support a communications strategy that reaches residents of the City's neighborhoods as well as local, regional, and national partners; and, cultivate partnerships among stakeholders, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, and block groups who can build capacity and serve as volunteers.  The VISTA will also support the Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Board grant application process and the Citizen's Academy program.  


LABORATORY PARTNER
Community-AID Laboratory
The Community-AID Laboratory is looking for 2 members to serve at their site to build the capacity of the organizations to support community-based organizations.  The VISTA members will also support the daily operations of ongoing community-engaged projects that promote the well-being and educational success of children, youth, and families.  

POWER OF WE AMERICORPS VISTA LEADER
Power of We, Ingham County Health Department

The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will support the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA team through the year of service as they build capacity and sustainability at their service sites.  The  VISTA Leader will support the VISTA project and enhance its effectiveness, stability, and sustainability; assist in the development and coordination of trainings and service events for professional development; and, assist in the development of a recruitment plan and materials.  In order to apply for this role, you must have already served at least one year in AmeriCorps VISTA, State or National, or NCC.  


To APPLY, send a RESUME and COVER LETTER indicating which position(s) interest you to

 Zekiye Salman
 at zsalman@ingham.org by​​ July 24, 2019 by 5pm.
 

 

 

About AmeriCorps State

Commonly known as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – and administered in Michigan by the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC). AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects Americans in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, AmeriCorps State members have provided needed assistance to millions of Americans across the nation.

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps State Program places AmeriCorps members throughout Ingham County to increase food security and reduce chronic disease in residents by focusing on two project goals:

1. Increase consumption of healthy foods and reduce food insecurity with gardening, food distribution and referrals.
2. Teach community members the importance of eating healthy foods and strategies to adopt better diets.



About AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA, or Volunteers in Service to America, is a national service program that was designed to eliminate poverty through capacity building in American communities. The VISTA program, created in 1965 and conceived by President John F. Kennedy, was formally incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993 and now governed by a federal agency – the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps VISTA Program began in 2006 and has placed VISTA members at multiple host sites, or sub-sites, at area non-profits, public agencies, and faith and community–based organizations. The VISTA members commit to one year of full-time service in InghamCounty in the areas of education and economic opportunity. They have the unique charge of building their host site’s organizational , administrative and financial capacity. To view The Power of We Consortium current Americorps VISTA team, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA Sites page.