Posting ID : A1068499032
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Nonprofit
I.ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
United States Veterans Initiative (herein referred to as U.S.VETS) is the largest non-profit service provider for homeless veterans in the United States. On any given night, U.S.VETS provides housing for approximately 2,000 homeless veterans in the Veterans in Progress (VIP) transitional programs across the country. Prescott also operates a Permanent Housing (PH) program that serves chronically homeless veterans who have co-occurring disabilities which may include: diagnosable substance abuse disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability or a chronic physical illness or disability.
U.S. Vets is seeking a part-time AmeriCorps State member who will create and implement a viable and meaningful Workforce Career Center Training Program for homeless veterans. The project consists of planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and documenting all aspects of the Workforce Career Center Training Program. It also involves working with local businesses and agencies in Northern Arizona that may consider providing employment opportunities for homeless veterans, or financial assistance and/or goods and services in support of the program.
II.PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES
A.)Community and Program Assessment: The AmeriCorps member will learn the local employment environment and collaborate with local employers assessing their needs. They will teach communication skills and business etiquette with local employers, and assess the barriers and needs of homeless veterans. They will also conduct employability assessments, assist in job searches, and document and track participant success.
B.)Program Development: The AmeriCorps member will customize in-house classes and training for homeless veterans. They will create, implement and facilitate classes, customize training specific to homeless job seekers, monitor and regularly document program participants' progress.
C.)Sustainability: The AmeriCorps member will ensure the sustainability of this program by creating materials for job seekers, replicating this program, and recruiting and training volunteers, interns, work-study's, and staff to implement the program successfully.
III.Requirements and Benefits
A.Education, Skills and Abilities
Minimum of 17 years old, no upper age limit, older applicants are encouraged to apply
Some College or relevant experience
Must model exemplary professional standards
Must be able to effectively communicate with all ages, races, culture, background, and beliefs
Strong time management and organizational skills
Self-starting and able to work independently, as well as ask team members for assistance as needed
Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects
Ability to create and maintain energetic and positive interactions with staff, clients, volunteers, and the community
Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations
Proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Consistent and reliable access to a vehicle required
Experience working with veterans, and/or individuals facing homelessness
B.AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (Part-time)
Living Allowance - $6,265 for year of service
$2,865.00 education award upon completion of service
Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
Team support and coaching
Arizona Serve is committed to diversity in the workplace. Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Interested parties may submit a resume and cover letter to