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Youth Employment Program Team Leader (AmeriCorps)

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Project Location: 2500 NE 65th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661

Position Summary: During the summer months, the Youth Employment Program Team Leader will assist Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) and Workforce staff to supervise a team of up to 12 youth (ages 14-24) in landscaping and horticulture work at various VHA sites around Vancouver. Team members will ideally be VHA residents who will directly benefit from the work they do for their community. Work projects will provide safe, sustainable landscaping environments for a variety of housing and public green spaces, and may include planting, weeding, pruning, and gardening, with emphasis on native plants, water use, and other environmental concerns. The Youth Employment Program Team Leader will promote a good work ethic and provide support to the youth to facilitate good employment habits for the future. Following the Summer Youth Employment Program, the position will assist Workforce staff in researching Best Practices of successful youth workforce programs throughout the United States, obtain materials and information, and prepare overview documents.

Member Benefits Include:

1. A total taxable living allowance (before taxes) of $6,035.

2. Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members/leaders receive an education award of $2,362.50. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.

3. Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).

4. Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included).

5. Child care allowance for those who qualify.

6. We can assist the member in finding low cost housing.

How to apply: Step 1 - Complete your application in one of the following two ways: Online at the AmeriCorps website AmeriCorps Application www.americorps.gov/Default.asp. If you do not already have a username and password, you must Create A Profile https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do. -Once you have logged in, create an application by clicking "Applications" under the "My AmeriCorps" menu. -To apply to this specific position, click "Search Listings" under the "My AmeriCorps" menu and search for program name Northwest Service Academy. -Select the position listing and click "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page.


Download application materials from the How to Apply http://nwserviceacademy.org/apply.cfm page of our website and submit them to Amanda Green: - Application - Complete the NWSA AmeriCorps Application and submit it via email (preferable), mail, or fax. - Two Written References - Have your recommenders fill out the NWSA Reference Form and send it directly to NWSA. References may be submitted by email (preferable), mail, or fax. - Certification Form - Print out, sign and date the Certification Form. This document must be mailed to our office. Step 2 - Send resume and cover letter to Amanda Green at [email protected].

Questions? Contact Amanda Green at 509-395-3465.