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Job Title ND Center for Civic Innovation Full-Time AmeriCorps Member
The mission of the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) is to welcome
community and Notre Dame partners that strengthen the Northeast Neighborhood
of South Bend through relationship building and educational opportunities. By
promoting innovation and excellence, the Center builds individual capacity and
enhances existing systems throughout South Bend. The work of the RCLC
addresses five goals to accomplish this mission: Hospitality, Education,
Partnership, Civic Engagement, and Sustainability.
This AmeriCorps position will be “housed” at the Robinson Community Learning
Center (RCLC), and supervised by the RCLC Program Director, but will be
responsible for coordinating programs at the Notre Dame Center for Civic
Innovation (NDCCI) , located in the West Side neighborhood of South Bend.
The NDCCI Afterschool Program is administered through the RCLC, and shares the
mission of improving educational outcomes for low-income, minority youth
through the provision of comprehensive programming which includes afterschool
tutoring and enrichment activities.
The AmeriCorps member will help coordinate the NDCCI Afterschool Program and
develop new and existing youth/literacy/arts enrichment programs and
activities at NDCCI, coordinate program evaluation, expand outreach, explore
new partnership opportunities, and coordinate short-term projects and events.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Coordinate the Afterschool Tutoring and Enrichment program at the NDCCI,
which includes individual learning goals for each child, and incorporates
focused research-based tutoring strategies aligned with Indiana State
Standards. This includes: recruiting, scheduling and supervising volunteers
and children, tutoring, supervising student workers, communicating with
parents, attending informational meetings, participating in training,
maintaining relationships with partners, and using evaluation tools to improve
and revise lesson plans and instruction. Due to the COVID 19 restrictions,
some of the tutoring may be offered remotely.
• Meet with families and recruit 25 elementary school age participants to
enroll in the NDCCI afterschool/arts enrichment program per semester.
• Recruit, train, supervise and coordinate schedules of 20 volunteer tutors
per semester. Gather and organize resources for tutors, assist in tutor
training, and develop/implement system for monitoring progress.
• Coordinate program evaluation for Tutoring program. This includes: attending
and facilitating training in implementation of assessment tools, ensuring that
pre-post testing is completed at appropriate times and the results collected,
entering data, preparing reports, distributing and collecting evaluation
surveys to parents and tutors, and communicating results to RCLC Manager.
• Supervise work study employees to ensure that necessary materials are copied
and distributed for each tutoring session.
• Work with the arts coordinator to plan and schedule art enrichment
activities, such as field trips, guest artists, and hands-on creative
• Coordinate with partners such as Take Ten, the Snite Museum, and RCLC
Shakespeare to provide programming for the arts enrichment portion of the
• Meet regularly with the NDCCI team and maintain ongoing communication about
NDCCI youth programming. Work with Literacy Program Director and NDCCI Staff
to explore opportunities to collaborate or to further develop existing
• Coordinate the NDCCI Summer Arts camp for middle school students. This
includes working with other AmeriCorps members to recruit participants and
volunteers and to plan and implement curriculum.
• Document NDCCI Afterschool activities through photographs and text, and
submit information regularly to the RCLC web site and Facebook page.
• Oversee special projects as requested, and work with RCLC program staff to
coordinate Literacy Program/NDCCI special events.
• Attend weekly RCLC staff meetings and team meetings
• Attend weekly AmeriCorps meetings/trainings at the RCLC.
AmeriCorps is a national service organization aimed at helping communities
meet needs in areas, including education, by building capacity of community
organizations. AmeriCorps is providing funding for the RCLC to have 12 full-
time members during 2022-2023. These are service positions, rather than
traditional “jobs.” Full-time AmeriCorps members are expected to complete a
full term of service (1700 hours). They will receive a Living Allowance in
equal payments throughout the term of service. On completion of service, the
member will receive an Education Award.
Full Time AmeriCorps members will be compensated as follows:
Monthly Living Allowance: $1,454
Education Award: $6,495 (on completion of 1700 service hours)
Child Care Assistance (if eligible)
- High school diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.
- US Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.
- Reliable transportation.
Additional Qualifications include:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Interest in education, working with at-risk youth and community
- Public speaking and the ability to teach/train others.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at
the same time.
- Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and some on-
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Flexibility to work in a variety of settings.
- Sensitivity, compassion and listening skills required to work with a
diverse audience including: RCLC staff, volunteers, fellow AmeriCorps members,
Notre Dame and community partners, NDCCI participants (ranging in age from
early childhood through senior citizens), neighborhood residents and families
of youth participants.
- Bachelor's degree.
-Spanish-speaking a plus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Department Robinson Learning Center (24015)
Department Website artsandculture.nd.edu rclc.nd.edu
Family / Sub-Family No Eprism / InternNo Eprism
Career Stream/Level Intern
Department Hiring Pay Range Monthly stipend of $1454, for 11 months;
education award of $6495 on completion of 1700 service hours
Pay ID Semi-Monthly
FLSA Status S5 - FT Non-exempt Salaried
Job Category Internship
Job Type Full-time
Schedule: Days of Week & Hours
Schedules will vary by day and may include some evenings, but will typically
include 2-6pm, M-Th.
Schedule: Hours/Week Approx 40/week
Schedule: # of months 9/1/2022-7/31/2023
Posting Detail Information
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest
quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal
Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse
workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority
candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame
prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals,
and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance
veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR
60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Posting Detail Information
Job Posting Date (Campus) 05/02/2022
Job Posting Date (Public) 05/02/2022
Job Closing Date 05/31/2022
Posting Type Open To All Applicants
Posting Number S221614
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