AmeriCorps HCOP 9th/10th Grade Program Coordinator

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organization:Oregon Health Career Center
position summary:

The Oregon Health Career Center is recruiting applicants for our HCOP 9th/10th Grade Program Coordinator (PC) position, which is an AmeriCorps service opportunity. The PC will coordinate & deliver our health careers exploration & high school success program to 9th & 10th grade students at five Willamette Valley high schools. Program activities include after-school academic support workshops, academic advising, & field studies to colleges & health organizations. The PC will also recruit & support volunteer health professionals to share their career paths with youth. Additionally, the PC will collaborate with OHCC staff to coordinate and act as the Lead Mentor in our academic summer program for high school seniors. The PC will be trained in volunteer management, cultural competency & working with high school youth.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES •Research resources, interests & needs of youth and families involved in the program. •Conduct outreach activities to publicize program activities and recruit students & volunteers (classroom visits, meetings, signs, etc.). •Prepare for & deliver established curriculum to 9th & 10th grade high school students bi-weekly. •Revise curriculum as needed. •Collaborate to design a training model for curriculum delivery. •Advise high school students on their academics and high school success strategies. •Coordinate and chaperone student field studies to local colleges and health care organizations. •Recruit, train & support volunteers to present health career pathways to students. •Develop forms and signage for volunteer and youth activities (sign-in sheets, directions, etc.). •Collaborate with other HCOP staff to coordinate summer academy program for high school seniors. •Mentor seniors enrolled in summer academy program. •Track program participant & volunteer information and activities in HCOP program database. •Complete general office duties related to position (mailings, phone calls, etc.); limited to 10%. •Complete & submit in a timely manner all 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 HCOP 9th/10th Grade Program Coordinator 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 7, 2010
Qualifications:•An independent, self-motivated, creative and resourceful individual who enjoys inspiring and motivating diverse groups of youth. •Experience working with youth in educational programs. •Experience and/or desire to collaborate with school administrators and community leaders. •Experience and/or desire to recruit and manage volunteers. •Strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills. •Availability for a flexible schedule, including some evenings and/or weekends. •A cooperative manner and the ability to work as part of a team. •Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is preferred. •Comfortable with computers, proficient with Windows Office Suite and database programs. Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) experience preferred. •Valid driver’s license and good driving record. (Company vehicle provided for program travel.) •Must complete and pass criminal background check.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer