Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (7 month position, serving with the RCLC Preschool)

University of Notre Dame

United States

December 22, 2021

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Job Title Robinson Community Learning Center AmeriCorps Member (7 month position, serving with the RCLC Preschool) Job Description

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.

Position Summary: 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 5-year olds.

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 study/CBL teachers. • 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 agency officials. • Conduct home visits for new families and do twice yearly conferences with families. • 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 organizations.

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) Health Insurance Child Care Assistance (if eligible)

Minimum Qualifications

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 development. - 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- line systems. - 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 youth participants.

Preferred Qualifications

- 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

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:00pm

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 Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.nd.edu/postings/23925

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