Full Time AmeriCorps VISTA Position Opening for Trekkers Training Institute!

Hello Trekkers family and friends! We have begun the search for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to help take the Trekkers Training Institute to the next level! Youth Development, Marketing and Outreach experience incredibly helpful! Please spread the word!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/580e393dcdeb4bc9a55fd5135194af22-trekkers-training-institute-vista-trekkers-inc-thomaston?

JOB TYPE

Full Time

SALARY

Maximum: $12,312.00
Details: Stipend of $1,026 per month throughout the 12-month term; Choice of $5,920 education award or $1,800 cash stipend upon completion of service; Education award can be to pay off qualified loans, or for educational expenses at Title IV schools

PUBLISHED:

04/23/2018

START DATE:

06/22/2018

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

06/1/2018

ADDRESS

41 Buttermilk Drive
Thomaston
Maine
04861
United States

DESCRIPTION

Trekkers is an outdoor-based mentoring program that serves 7th-12th grade students from six communities in Midcoast Maine. Using a unique, six-year mentoring model, Trekkers utilizes expeditionary learning, environmental education, community service, adventure-based education and career-college readiness programming to build supportive relationships between young people and caring adults. All programs are focused on increasing students’ self-esteem, fostering valuable life skills and improving comprehensive resiliency outcomes.

Since the organization’s start in 1994, communities, organizations and youth workers, in and out-of-state, expressed interest in learning more about Trekkers’ mentoring model and its emphasis on the power of relationship building in changing the lives of young people. In 2016, the Trekkers Training Institute was launched in partnership with the Emmanuel & Pauline A. Lerner Foundation to train youth development professionals across the state of Maine in Trekkers’ unique youth development philosophy. The primary responsibilities of the VISTA will be tied to the support of the Institute.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Trekkers Training Institute VISTA will work with the director to help:

·     Implement a marketing plan

·     Develop and troubleshoot the training curriculum

·     Develop policies and procedures

·     Research and apply for grants and alternate funding streams

·     Support long term sustainability of the Institute

·     Expand outreach by cultivating existing partners and identifying new participants

Benefits

·      Extensive Training

·      Networking/professional development

·      Living stipend

·      Education award upon completion of service

·      Health Benefits

·      Child Care Reimbursement (if eligible)

·      Relocation Allowance

BENEFITS

Additional Benefits offered by Trekkers

  • Up to $1,200 in reimbursements for qualified wellness expenses
  • Extensive training in mentoring, positive youth development, experiential education, social-emotional learning theory and practice, volunteer & community engagement and much, much more
  • Potential to participate in educational expeditions with youth across the country at no cost

Benefits offered by AmeriCorps

  • Stipend of $1,026 per month throughout the 12-month term
  • Choice of $5,920 education award or $1,800 cash stipend upon completion of service
  • Education award can be to pay off qualified loans, or for educational expenses at Title IV schools
  • Forbearance of federally qualified student loans during service term (interest paid by AmeriCorps)
  • Stafford
  • Perkins
  • Some private loans (you must call lender to ask)
  • Health Benefits
  • Workers Compensation Coverage
  • Child Care Reimbursement (if income eligible)
  • 10 days of sick leave and 10 days of vacation leave
  • Relocation Allowance for service for those who relocate 50 miles or more (from their home of record)
  • One time relocation allotment of $550 and reimbursement for travel costs (baggage shipment, mileage reimbursement if driving a personal vehicle)
  • Non-competitive eligibility for Federal Jobs for 1 year after your term of service
  • Networking/professional development
  • Mileage reimbursement to AmeriCorps sponsored training events
  • Mileage reimbursement for project/site related travel consistent with staff reimbursement at the site
  • Usually eligible for Food Stamps (SNAP) – should apply for benefit before starting VISTA term

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

Professional

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED

4-year degree

HOW TO APPLY

meredith@trekkers.org

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=79632&fromSearch=true

All applicants must apply directly through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps will prescreen all interested candidates and send qualified candidates to Trekkers. Please feel free to send any questions you have about the position to the TTI Director, Meredith Lynt, at meredith@trekkers.org.

 

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