Job Opportunities

Community Liaison AmeriCorps VISTA

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will strengthen important ties with community members that Americana serves and partner organizations through outreach. The VISTA member will conduct regular meetings with community leaders to assess program effectiveness, community needs, and education opportunities. This information will be used to guide the direction of future programming. The VISTA member will also work to strengthen Americana’s volunteer and mentoring programs through outreach, training, and create a social media campaign focused on community awareness.
Program Benefits: Health Coverage*,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Training,  Relocation Allowance,  Housing,  Living Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible
 *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 Required Qualifications:  College Graduate, Experience Working with Diverse Populations, Demonstrated Commitment to Volunteering/Service
Preferred Skills:  General Skills,  Team Work,  Community Organization,  Recruitment,  Education,  Communications,  Leadership
Accepting applications through 11/30/2017. Apply today through the MyAmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76744&fromSearch=true.
 Questions? Contact Sarah Flarsheim, sarah@americanacc.org or (502)366-7813.

Family and Youth Programs AmeriCorps VISTA

The AmeriCorps member will work to develop programs focused on the College and Career Readiness initiative for low-income, at-risk, refugee and immigrant teenage youth enrolled in youth programs. The AmeriCorps member will also work to foster community and parental engagement in after-school programming through outreach and trainings, as well as developing a high school to college mentoring program. As a result of these programs, Americana hopes to make education and career readiness a family-centric activity with strong community support.
Program Benefits: Health Coverage*,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Training,  Relocation Allowance,  Housing,  Living Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible
 *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 Required Qualifications:  College Graduate, Experience Working with Diverse Populations, Experience Working with Youth, Demonstrated Commitment to Volunteering/Service
Preferred Skills:  Leadership,  Non-Profit Management,  Teaching/Tutoring,  Public Speaking,  Team Work,  Communications,  Community Organization,  Youth Development,  Writing/Editing,  Recruitment,  Education,  General Skills
Accepting applications through 11/30/2017. Apply today through the MyAmeriCorps portal: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=76745&fromSearch=true
 Questions? Contact Sarah Flarsheim, sarah@americanacc.org or (502)366-7813.

Family Education 3-5th Grade Teacher

Job Type: Part-time, up to 28 hours

Reports To: Programs Director’

Remunerations: $13.75/hour

Job Summary

Family Education staff are responsible for planning and leading daily activities which serve youth 3-5th grades during their parents during the Family Education Program. The position requires development of long term objectives and goals for classes, homework help, and other enrichment opportunities that serve our primary population of refugee, immigrant and U.S. born youth learning English as a Second language (ESL).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an environment conducive to learning for students through homework help and tutoring for 3-5th grade youth.
  • Plan and implement educationally enriching activities for a class of 3-5th grade youth.
  • Prepare for and facilitate small groups of youth and their parents in collaboration with other Family Education staff.
  • Help resolve conflicts among participants following ACC disciplinary policies.
  • Mentor, support, and encourage the success of our students in school, at home and in the community.
  • Maintains ongoing and appropriate communication between supervisor, team members and general staff to ensure that all information is transparent and accurate.
  • Complete, submit, and maintain paperwork including attendance, lesson plans, and sign in sheets in an organized and timely fashion.
  • Participate in mandatory staff development trainings to increase professional knowledge of issues affecting populations represented at ACC.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Programs Director. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Prior Teaching Experience
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Must be willing to work within program hours 5:30-8:45pm

Preference given to applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree and/ or bilingual applicants. 

If interested in position, please email cover letter and resume to Emilie Dyer, Programs Director, at emilie@americanacc.org. No phone calls please.

Family/Youth Coach – Family Education Program

Job Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Programs Director

Job Summary

The Family/Youth Coach is full-time, exempt position and will serve as a key member of the Americana Family Education & After School Program. The Family/Youth Coach will assist Family Leaders (e.g. parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, legal guardians, etc.) of children in ACC programs & Youth leaders in assessing their situations, capabilities, and obstacles to achieving stability. The Family coach also works to assist in identifying and accessing services needed to move Family & Youth leaders toward their goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • General knowledge of all services provided by ACC with special attention to knowledge of cultural norms and needs of families served by ACC.
  • Identify engage & enroll eligible family/youth leaders as participants through existing programs & services at ACC. Assist with family education & after school program activities
  • Works with participants to determine their goals and jointly create action plans with family & youth leaders to achieve their goals
  • Works with client to hold them accountable for their commitment to the ACC coaching program.
  • Work with family/youth leaders in identifying services and resources needed to remove barriers for completing goals, and will assist in linking families & youth with appropriate community resources toward the elimination of these barriers.
  • Foster relationships/partnerships with schools, community organizations, businesses, individuals and volunteers in support of family/youth success & achievement.
  • Serves as advocate for families/youth with other agencies to obtain services to meet their goals.
  • Monitors progress of the family/youth and their action plans by creating &organizing case files
  • Maintain statistical information as required for documentation by the ACC. Prepares reports and correspondence, as needed.
  • Attends and actively participates in trainings, meetings, agency events, and activities as assigned  
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or Executive Director

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks successfully
  • Ability to work with diverse populations in an inclusive environment
  • A willingness to persevere through challenging situations
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all socio-economic groups
  • Team-oriented perspective

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work or related field – an equivalent combination of training and/or life experience may be substituted.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work preferred

Special requirements

  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule
  • Must have access to reliable transportation    

If interested in position, please email cover letter and resume to Emilie Dyer, Programs Director, at emilie@americanacc.org. No phone calls please.