AmeriCorps Opportunity--A.K.A. Science Program Specialist

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organization:Oregon Health Career Center
position summary:

The Oregon Health Career Center is recruiting applicants for our A.K.A. Science Program Specialist position, which is an AmeriCorps service position. The AmeriCorps A.K.A. Science Program Specialist will collaborate to coordinate our after school science program for elementary school youth. This includes instructing our fun, hands-on A.K.A. Science curriculum to youth weekly, and increasing area business partnerships for in-kind supply donations to accommodate our planned program expansion. Further, the Program Specialist will increase the pool of A.K.A. Science volunteers and revise volunteer procedures (recruitment, training,monitoring, and retention) to meet the needs of the program expansion (volunteers will instruct A.K.A. Science classes and produce curriculum kits). The Program Specialist will be trained on volunteer recruitment and management as well as the A.K.A. Science curriculum and instruction methods. •Prepare for & deliver established after school science curriculum to elementary school youth. •Collaborate to develop & implement a strategy to increase & retain volunteers to support our current program and planned expansion. Strategy will include expansion of partnerships with business & service club groups to assemble kits & instruct after school science classes. •Revise volunteer training manual and procedure guide to reflect volunteer expansion. •Recruit, train, monitor, and retain volunteers to instruct A.K.A. Science classes. •Recruit, train, monitor, and retain volunteer production of curriculum kits. •Track volunteer and program participant information and activities in program database. •Expand in-kind supply donations for A.K.A. Science program. •Conduct outreach activities to publicize program activities to youth, parents and volunteers (classroom visits, meetings, signs, etc.). •Complete general office duties related to position (mailings, phone calls, etc.); limited to 10%. •Complete & submit in a timely manner OSSC/AmeriCorps required reports & time sheets. •Attend OSSC/AmeriCorps sponsored orientation, trainings, meetings & disaster response.

Application is encouraged by July 9th, 2010. Please complete and submit the AmeriCorps application at Make sure you select the OSSC Oregon Health Career Center A.K.A. Science Program Specialist position. Please also submit your resume and a cover letter to:

Oregon Health Career Center ATTN: Sarah Andersen 25195 SW Parkway Avenue, Suite 204 Wilsonville, Oregon 97070 Phone: (503) 682-1300 ext. 102 Fax: (503) 682-1311 Email: [email protected] Web address:

Salary / Pay Rate:In return for 1,700 hours of service, the AmeriCorps member will receive a $5,350 education award for future tuition or payment on qualified student loans (taxed), a living allowance ( $11,800 over 11 months, which is taxed), medical insurance, loan forbearance on qualified student loans and child-care (if qualified).
Apply by:July 6, 2010
Qualifications:-An independent, self-motivated, creative & resourceful individual who enjoys working with diverse groups of people. -Experience and/or desire to recruit and manage volunteers. -Experience working with youth in educational programs. -Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills. -Willingness to be available for a flexible schedule, including some evenings and/or weekends. -A cooperative manner and the ability to work as part of a team. -A Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, Social Services, or a related field is preferred. -Comfortable with computers, proficient with Windows Office Suite and database programs. Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) experience preferred. -Valid driver’s license & good driving record. (Company vehicle provided for program travel.) -Must complete and pass criminal background check.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer