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Job Title Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (7 month
position, serving with the RCLC Preschool)
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.
The RCLC Early Childhood Program offers a preschool program, five days a week,
for children, ages 3-5, whose parents are enrolled in the RCLC English as a
New Language (ENL) classes as well as for community members. This program
aims to expand literacy experience for parents and children. The RCLC
Preschool follows the HighScope curriculum that is a play-based learning
environment with a focus on child-led experiences.
The AmeriCorps member will work alongside the preschool teacher, assisting in
implementation of a 5-day-per week preschool program which serves families
enrolled in the ENL program run by the South Bend Community School Corporation
at the RCLC, as well as community families.
The AmeriCorps member will help plan and implement summer camps for 4- and
Specific Responsibilities include:
• Help develop and implement a full-day early childhood program. serving 15
children. This includes: recruiting participants, curriculum planning,
interacting with children, communicating with parents, conducting family
literacy activities, and record-keeping.
• Help train and recruit CBL students and assistant teachers to work in the
preschool. Assist with evaluation and reflection for all volunteers/work
• Work with the Indiana State Licensing program, the Family Connection, and
Path to Quality to continue to improve the preschool environment and
programming. This involves maintaining compliance with required standards,
generating reports, and facilitating visits to the Preschool Classroom for
• Conduct home visits for new families and do twice yearly conferences with
• Document activities through photographs and text, and submit information
regularly to the RCLC web site and Facebook page, as well as to the
CORAdvantage online assessment system.
• Oversee and coordinate special projects as requested
• Attend weekly RCLC staff 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
This is a service positions, rather than a traditional jobs.
This position serves from January 3, 2022-July 31,2022.
This AmeriCorps position requires completion of 900 hours of service by July
31, 2022. The AmeriCorps member receives a Living Allowance in equal payments
throughout the term of service. On completion of 900 hours of service, the
member will receive an Education Award.
Compensation is as follows:
Monthly Living Allowance: $1248
Education Award: $3,172 (on completion of 900 hours of service)
Child Care Assistance (if eligible)
High School Diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Early Childhood
Education coursework or CDA a plus.
Bilingual a plus.
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, participants (ranging in age from early
childhood through senior citizens), neighborhood residents and families of
- High school diploma required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Early Childhood
Education coursework or CDA a plus.
-Bilingual a plus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Department Robinson Learning Center (24015)
Department Website rclc.nd.edu
Family / Sub-Family No Eprism / InternNo Eprism
Career Stream/Level Other
Department Hiring Pay Range Monthly stipend of $1248, for 7 months;
education award of $3172 on completion of 1700 service hours
Pay ID Semi-Monthly
FLSA Status S5 - FT Non-exempt Salaried
Job Category Internship
Job Type Temporary
Schedule: Days of Week & Hours
Schedule: Hours/Week 40
Schedule: # of months 1/3/2022-7/31/2022
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).
Job Posting Date (Campus) 11/22/2021
Job Posting Date (Public) 11/22/2021
Job Closing Date 12/22/2021
Posting Type Open To All Applicants
Posting Number S221086
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