Meet the Community Coaches

picture of Mallory Becraft

Mallory Becraft

Associate Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
Garry Klein

Garry Klein

Senior Specialist, Inclusive Partnerships
(Career Coach)

 

  • Do you consider yourself to be supportive, generous, or empathetic?
  • Are you interested in learning about mental health, criminal probation, or community development?
  • Does it sound like fun to empower others, handle a crisis, or develop resources?
  • Could you see yourself working at a clinic, a community center, a non-profit organization, a church, or starting your own private practice?

Careers in this community focus on understanding people, supporting them through difficult times, and equipping them to grow and thrive.

Examples of Jobs in this Communty

  • Adoption Specialist
  • Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Development Specialist
  • Elder Services Administrator
  • Employment Specialist
  • Family Advocate
  • Food Bank Administrator
  • Grant Writer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Human Services Worker
  • Industrial/Org. Psychologist
  • Instructor/Trainer
  • Life Coach
  • Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Mediator
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Non-Profit Program Director
  • Probation Officer
  • Public Health Educator
  • Recruiter
  • Religious Leader
  • Residential Treatment Worker
  • Rural Development Specialist
  • School Psychologist
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Victim Advocate
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Youth Development Specialist

 

  • Vault for UI Students
    • Click on Guides, Other Industries, & then Social Services Jobs, Eldcare Jobs, Childcare Jobs, or Human Resources
    • Click on Guides and Nonprofit 

To research various UI majors, minors and certificates, visit Find Your Program

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay and job outlook.

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Discover student organizations which relate to helping/counseling at the Department of Leadership, Service, and Civic Engagement. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 
Some examples of organizations that may be of interest are:

  • Best Buddies
  • The Sociology Club
  • Rape Victim Advocacy Program
  • Camp Adventure
  • Iowa Student Psychology Association
  • Under Your Wing
  • HEART Workshop
  • Food Pantry at Iowa
  • American Sign Language Club

 Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

If you don’t want to join a club or don’t have the time, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Finding opportunities to launch your career is a skill of its own.  We also have tips for the search process for volunteeringinternships, and jobs on other parts of our site.     

Gaining Experience

Job Searching

If your goals include graduate or professional school, make sure to plan ahead  and if applicable, research licensure requirements.

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

 

Learn About Careers from Real Life Professionals

Candid Career provides an easy way to explore careers and learn about job search strategies through thousands of 1-2 minute video clips

Rights Advocate

Social Worker

Play Therapist

Helping & Counseling Postings on Handshake

Kern County Superintendent of Schools Virtual Education Job Fair – February 5, 2022 at California Center on Teaching Careers

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Employer: California Center on Teaching Careers Expires: 02/05/2022 Kern County Superintendent of School is hosting an event that will include agencies all over Kern County. We will assist in guiding you to a pathway for becoming a California teacher and connecting you to teaching positions. WHO CAN ATTEND? Substitute teachers, Credentialed teachers, Service Credential holders, career changers, college graduates, military veterans, Provisional Internship Permits (PIP) and Short-Term Staff Permit (STSP) holders, current university students, school nurses and counselors.WHY ATTEND? Participate in VIRTUAL chats and video conferences with recruiters and administrators. Prospective teacher candidates can explore the benefits of the teaching profession and learn about upcoming jobs at participating school districts and County Offices of Education in Kern County. WHAT IS A VIRTUAL TEACHING CAREER FAIR?-Customized exclusive to the teaching profession-Allows prospective teacher candidates worldwide to remotely meet with California education agencies-Simulates the look and feel of a real fair through an online platform-Supports live chats and video conferences from the comfort of respective offices and homesONE DAY EVENT: February 5, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm (PST) HOW IT WORKS: This is a VIRTUAL Teaching Career Fair! REGISTER: https://bit.ly/KCSOS-Feb5-2022 login or register and create an account UPLOAD: Update your profile and attach (as applies) resume, credentials, photo (optional). EXPLORE: View and browse registered employing agencies. ATTEND: Login from any device to chat or video conference with K-12 school districts and County Offices of Education. You can access the VIRTUAL Substitute Teacher Fair from your mobile device, tablet, or laptop. REGISTRATION: Opens January 7, 2022; Closes February 4, 2022https://bit.ly/KCSOS-Feb5-2022If you have questions about how this event, please contact Donna Glassman-Sommer at donnags@tcoe.org or Marvin Lopez at marvinl@tcoe.org

Benefit Bridge Child Care Program Specialist - (2922-12) at Hamilton County Job & Family Services

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Employer: Hamilton County Job & Family Services - Hamilton County Job & Family Services Expires: 01/27/2022 Benefit Bridge Child Care Program Specialist - (2922-12) Highly Competitive Employee Benefits Package and Generous Paid Time Off DEADLINE TO APPLY:  01/26/2022 WORK LOCATION:Job & Family Services 222 E. Central ParkwayCincinnati, OH 45202 WORK HOURS: Full-Time – 40 hours weekly(Potential for Hybrid Remote Work Schedule) STARTING SALARY: $20.35 hourly NOTE:Applicants for positions with Hamilton County Job and Family Services are subject to background screening in accordance with the document: "Offenses that May Disqualify Candidates for Employment." Convictions from this list may disqualify a candidate for employment with HCJFS. Applicants for Children’s Services positions cannot provide foster care for children in the custody of Hamilton County. JOB DUTIES (SUMMARY):·        Provides oversight for the Child Care Benefit Bridge program, including; identification of potential families, outreach and notification of program requirements and eligibility, gathering documents and verifications, and approving eligibility and payment. Acts as a liaison with licensed child care providers to ensure vendor forms and direct deposit forms are complete and accurate, and works with Fiscal to ensure timely assignment of vendor numbers for payment. Monitors quarterly follow up for required verifications for continued eligibility. Reviews and approves attendance from providers to authorize payment. Assists the provider and the Fiscal Department in resolving billing problems to assure proper payment to the provider. Reports monthly spending and maintains monthly reports on benefits provided.·        Provides technical assistance in planning, developing, evaluating, implementing and/or operating agency, community, state and/or federal social programs that provide direct and/or indirect services for eligible public or institutionalized persons (e.g., neighborhood youth worker, employment, supplemental social security income, Medicaid/Medicare, family care, delinquency prevention, residential facilities, aftercare, occupational training, day center, community action). ·        Coordinates programs with local, state, federal and/or other agencies, develops community resources to benefit program and program recipients; consults with central office, other institutions, district offices, program recipients and their families, parents, foster parents and/or other social agency officials or professionals to coordinate and facilitate operation of public service program; acts as liaison with institution, employers contracting agencies, courts, public/private school systems, community agencies and/or other public/private structures.·        Processes documents for the publicly funded Child Care program, including applications and verifications received via fax, mail or email, and child care authorization requests received via the JFS web site. Ensures timely and accurate flow of documents to enterprise document management system. Assists with processing of authorization requests and/or applications during times of high volume.·        Performs a variety of specialized clerical functions requiring interpretive and decision makings skills; maintains basic knowledge of the benefit bridge program; works on special projects as assigned by supervisor/section chief; produces and/or works various reports as needed.·        Writes, completes and prepares correspondence, reports, forms and maintains required records and files for monitoring and evaluating of program services.·        Performs other related duties as assigned.·        Attends conferences and training. REQUIREMENTS (EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION): ·        Undergraduate degree in a social or behavioral science plus 12 months DHS experience·        OR undergraduate degree in a non-related field plus 18 months DHS experience·        OR an associate degree plus 24 months DHS experience·        OR 36 months DHS experience KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (*Indicates can be developed after employment)·        Knowledge of: social or behavioral science (e.g., child and family community services, social work, sociology, psychology, criminology, penology, rehabilitation), agency, state and/or federal statutes, rules, regulations and procedures governing delivery of social programs specific to area of employment*; available community resources specific to area of employment*; social services policy and program planning and analysis; public relations; effective oral communication*; interviewing; employee and/or program participates and/or program recipients training.·        Ability to: define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; proofread technical materials, recognize errors and make corrections; gather, collate and classify data; establish good rapport with program participants and/or program recipients; prepare and deliver speeches before specialized audiences; prepare and maintain meaningful, concise and accurate reports; learn and use a variety of computer & software systems (spreadsheets, databases, etc.) in the execution of the job. BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED:Background checks consistent with requirements in OAC 5101:2-5-09 must be completed at employment and every ten years following, including but not limited to the following systems:  ·        State Automated Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS)·        State Child/Abuse Neglect Central Registry Check for any state in which the applicant resided within the last five years·        Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification Investigation (BCI)·        FBI·        National Sex Offender Public website (WWW.NSOPW.Gov) Code 5101:2-5-09 must be conducted for each prospective employee If you are seeking more information about this position CLICK HERE. 

Elementary Teacher, Havasupai Elementary School at Bureau of Indian Education

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Employer: Bureau of Indian Education Expires: 02/03/2022 This position is part of the Havasupai Elementary School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Teacher (Elementary) you will be responsible for serving as a classroom teacher in a BIE school on or near the Reservation. The instruction area(s) will normally be general elementary subjects in a lower elementary setting.Open & closing dates: 01/12/2022 to 02/02/2022Salary: $29.92 - $61.15 per hourA Recruitment Incentive is offered. The Recruitment Incentive is an additional 25% added to the salary of the position.Pay scale & grade: CY 11Location: Supai, AZAppointment type: SeasonalWork schedule: Full-timeAs a Teacher (Elementary) CY-1710-11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:Prepare yearly instructional outlines and related daily lesson plans covering relevant units of study and specifying objectives, activities and evaluative methods/instruments for both group and individual instructional programs.Teach students by selecting, developing, adapting and implementing appropriate instructional methods and techniques utilizing available resources to provide for academic achievement.Continuously evaluate individual and group academic progress through the use of criterion-referenced tests, periodic standardized tests, oral tests, and/or other relevant evaluative methods/instruments.Develop and conduct instruction within an environment that provides and promotes opportunities for the students to develop rapport, inter-relationships, self-discipline and a positive self-image.Maintain control of assigned class(es) and handle discipline independently except for chronic or extreme behavior problems.Supervise assigned students as scheduled, or provide for their supervision, throughout the academic day and/or activity in order to provide for the safety, health, and welfare of the students in compliance with school, Agency, and Area Guidelines.Conditions of EmploymentAppointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.Must be certified by a state's Department of Education. Emergency, provisional or conditional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State teacher licensure department.Must obtain and maintain a Teacher Certification related to the instructional area identified on this announcement.Must obtain and maintain valid state driver's license.Who May Apply:Applicants with Indian PreferenceAll U.S. CitizensQualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 11-17: Possess a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) from an accredited education institution. All professional educators must meet the certification standards for the position in the State where the position is located. Emergency and provisional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State certification authority.Pay Level Requirements: To qualify for a pay level, you must have completed the degree requirement and if stated the required semester hours at the next level of education from an accredited university in a related field of study.Pay Level 11 requires a Bachelor's DegreePay Level 12 requires a Bachelor's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a Master's DegreePay Level 13 requires a Bachelor's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a Master's DegreePay Level 14 requires a Master's DegreePay Level 15 requires a Master's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a DoctoratePay Level 16 requires a Master's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a DoctoratePay Level 17 requires a earned DoctoratePay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/education-pay-table-archivesBasis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.EducationTo meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection.Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htmlForeign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htmlTo apply for this position, click on the following link:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/630540400The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying with Indian Preference, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.Your resume work experience needs to reflect Position Title, Dates of Employment (include month/year), Hours worked per week, Salary, Supervisor's Name and telephone number, and Duties (please be specific and include any accomplishments).If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.For additional information see: What to include in your resume.2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optionalYou MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:For Indian Preference BIA Form 4432 is required and located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/forms The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.Indian Children Protection Requirements Form is required and is located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/formsFor current employment verification; SF-50, DD-3434 or other federal agencies official "Notification of Personnel Action" equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies "Request for Personnel Action" is not acceptable);For MSP claims PCS orders and marriage certificate;For verification of Veteran status, DD-214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript and professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. Your transcripts must show the degree awarded, date conferred, and all required courses as required by the position. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts. Your professional certification or licensure must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements.Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.** The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):Classroom InstructionCommunicationSound Classroom ManagementStandard Based Assessment

Childcare at Next Level Extreme Fitness North Liberty

Friday, January 7, 2022
Employer: Next Level Extreme Fitness North Liberty Expires: 02/01/2022 Next Level Extreme Fitness is a gym in North Liberty that provides childcare to all members children. We are looking for individuals to lead the childcare center while the parents are working out. Individuals must look after children while encouraging learning and socialization in our childcare center. Individuals must work well with others, develop relationships with those at NLXF, and be dependable. They must also be nurturing, patient, and responsible.

APAICS Congressional Internship at Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies

Friday, January 7, 2022
Employer: Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Expires: 02/06/2022 The Congressional Internship is designed for AANHPI undergraduate-aged students looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The paid internship program places interns in congressional offices and provides them with the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers.

Family and Community Wellness Extension Agent - Phillips-Rooks District at K-State Research and Extension

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Employer: K-State Research and Extension Expires: 02/03/2022 About This Role:The Phillips-Rooks District is comprised of Phillips and Rooks Counties in the Central Region of Kansas. The current district staff consists of three agents, and two office professionals. The district has a combined population of approximately 10,000 with six school districts and one parochial grade school. There are approximately 230 4-H members in the district with ten community clubs.Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources. Agents are administratively responsible to the local extension director and the local extension board.This position will provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming to build healthy, sustainable communities, families, and individuals. Programming will be conducted with volunteers, other community vitality and family and consumer sciences professionals at the local, regional, and state level. Programming may include but is not limited to: strengthening families and individuals, building community capacity, family and community health and wellness, and local volunteer development.Primary Area of Responsibility:Family and Community WellnessLocation:Offices Located in Phillipsburg and Stockton, KS. Primary office located in Phillipsburg, KSDuties/ Responsibilities:Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are administratively responsible to the Director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board.Provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming to build healthy, sustainable communities, families, and individuals. Programming will be conducted with volunteers, other community vitality and family and consumer sciences professionals at the local, regional, and state level. Programming may include but is not limited to: strengthening families and individuals, building community capacity, family and community health and wellness, and local volunteer development.Share leadership for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the 4-H youth development program for school-aged youth in cooperation with volunteers and extension colleagues. Programming will include but is not limited to: supporting community clubs, out-of-school programs, school enrichment, volunteer management, and outreach to create new program opportunities with existing and new community partners.Share responsibility for community vitality programming that helps our communities become better places to live, work, and play. Programming will strengthen the social, civic, economic, and technological capacity of communities through leadership development and civic engagement.Programming will include these steps:Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extension’s five Grand Challenges: (water, community vitality, health, developing tomorrow’s leaders and global food systems) by engaging with program development committees and other community organizations and professionals.Design appropriate educational strategies to engage clientele. These strategies might include delivering educational programming in a community-based setting, coordinating events and activities that provide experiential learning opportunities, using innovative technologies, providing individual educational consultations and facilitating groups seeking similar educational outcomes. Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be required.Develop and implement strategies to expand the reach of educational programming to under-served audiences and to make certain K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educational programming.Collect and communicate evidence of educational program impact.Develop specialized knowledge and skills by engaging as a member of a Program Focus Team.Secure external funding such as grants, gifts and cost recovery to supplement local tax revenue to support and expand educational programming.Serve as a member of the Phillips-Rooks District team cooperating in the planning and delivery of district-wide programming and related events.What You'll Need to Succeed:Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degreeAcademic coursework and/or professional employment related to the position responsibilitiesEvidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positionsAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass mediaLeadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals, groups and co-workersPreferred Qualifications:Master's DegreeExperience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgroundsCommitment to personal professional developmentAbility to utilize electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilitiesSelf-motivation and ability to work with a minimum of supervision, balancing multiple projectsAbility to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programsSkills in group facilitationKnowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processesExperience in seeking and administering external grant fundingAbility to communicate effectively with both English and Spanish learners.Other Requirements:Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver’s licenseApplicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employmentSalary, Benefits, and Professional Development:Salary commensurate with professional experience and available funding as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local extension board and the applicant. The base starting salary is $43,000 for a BS degree with no professional experience and $47,000 for a MS degree with no professional experience.Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have the Board of Regents retirement plan, health and life insurance and vacation and sick leave. Depending on the date of hire there is a minimum of 30-day waiting period for health insurance. For a complete list of benefits see: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/Reimbursement for travel related to achieving program objectives.New agents are provided approximately 15 days of new agent professional development on the K-State campus or online during the first six to nine months. These 15 days are spread out in four different weeks. In addition, new agents spend at least three weeks with a mentor agent during the first year.Tuition assistance is available to full-time employees and their spouse/dependentsHow to Apply:Please submit the following documents:Cover Letter (detailing experiences related to responsibilities and qualifications)ResumeContact Information and Email addresses for three (3) professional references (include on application). References will be requested upon submission of application.Copy of academic transcripts showing degree(s) received. (For applicants still in college, a list of courses from the college/university website is acceptable.)Applications will be accepted until February 02, 2022Equal Employment Opportunity:Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.Background Screening Statement:In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Nutrition, Food Safety and Health Extension Agent, Harvey County at K-State Research and Extension

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Employer: K-State Research and Extension Expires: 02/03/2022 About This Role:Harvey County is a four-agent county in Southcentral Kansas with a culturally diverse population of approximately 35,000. The county seat is Newton. Approximately 25% of the population is under the age of 18 and there is a growing percentage of 65 and older residents. Harvey County is home to five K-12 school districts, as well as Bethel College, Hesston College, and the Newton Campus of Hutchinson Community College.Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources. Agents are administratively responsible to the local extension director and the local extension board.This position will provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming related to nutrition, food, and multiple facets of community health. Programming will include but is not limited to: nutrition through the life cycle, nutrition of low-income audiences, food security, consumer and food handler food safety, physical activity promotion, chronic disease prevention, and financial health and wellbeing. This position will be expected to provide Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK).Primary Area of Responsibility:Nutrition, Food Safety and HealthLocation:Newton, KSDuties/ Responsibilities:Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University and communities across Kansas. Agents are administratively responsible to the Director of K-State Research and Extension (represented by a designated administrator) and the local extension board.Provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming related to nutrition, food, and multiple facets of community health. Programming will include but is not limited to: nutrition through the life cycle, nutrition of low-income audiences, food security, consumer and food handler food safety, physical activity promotion, chronic disease prevention, and financial health and wellbeing. This position will be expected to provide Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK).Supervise SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators serving Harvey County.Share responsibility for the 4-H youth development programming related to Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health, including duties related to the county fair.Share responsibility for community vitality programming that helps our communities become better places to live, work, and play. Programming will strengthen the social, civic, economic, and technological capacity of communities through leadership development and civic engagement.Programming will include these steps:Identify local needs and emerging issues related to K-State Research and Extension’s five Grand Challenges: (water, community vitality, health, developing tomorrow’s leaders and global food systems) by engaging with program development committees and other community organizations and professionals.Design appropriate educational strategies to engage clientele. These strategies might include delivering educational programming in a community-based setting, coordinating events and activities that provide experiential learning opportunities, using innovative technologies, providing individual educational consultations and facilitating groups seeking similar educational outcomes. Some overnight travel and evening and weekend work will be required.Develop and implement strategies to expand the reach of educational programming to under-served audiences and to make certain K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider of educational programming.Collect and communicate evidence of educational program impact.Develop specialized knowledge and skills by engaging as a member of a Program Focus Team.Secure external funding such as grants, gifts and cost recovery to supplement local tax revenue to support and expand educational programming.Serve as a member of the Harvey County Extension team cooperating in the planning and delivery of county-wide programming and related events.What You'll Need to Succeed:Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degreeAcademic coursework and/or professional employment related to the position responsibilitiesEvidence of strong academic and/or professional performance as documented by college transcripts, acceptance into a graduate program or documented success in increasingly responsible professional positionsAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with individuals, groups and through mass mediaLeadership skills as evidenced by working with individuals, groups and co-workers Preferred Qualifications:Master's DegreeHave, or be able to earn, SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans) certificationExperience working with adults and youth from various ethnic and socio-economic backgroundsCommitment to personal professional developmentAbility to utilize electronic communication and computer applications to fulfill programming responsibilitiesSelf-motivation and ability to work with a minimum of supervision, balancing multiple projectsAbility to design, promote, implement and evaluate educational programsSkills in group facilitationKnowledge of adult and youth teaching/learning processesExperience in seeking and administering external grant fundingAbility to communicate effectively with both English and Spanish learners.Other Requirements:Access to a personal vehicle and the ability to obtain/maintain a valid driver’s licenseApplicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employmentSalary, Benefits, and Professional Development:Salary commensurate with professional experience and available funding as negotiated by the regional extension director, the local extension board and the applicant. The base starting salary is $43,000 for a BS degree with no professional experience and $47,000 for a MS degree with no professional experience.Extension agents are Kansas State University educators and have the Board of Regents retirement plan, health and life insurance and vacation and sick leave. Depending on the date of hire there is a minimum of 30-day waiting period for health insurance. For a complete list of benefits see: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/overview/Reimbursement for travel related to achieving program objectives.New agents are provided approximately 15 days of new agent professional development on the K-State campus or online during the first six to nine months. These 15 days are spread out in four different weeks. In addition, new agents spend at least three weeks with a mentor agent during the first year.Tuition assistance is available to full-time employees and their spouse/dependentsHow to Apply:Please submit the following documents:Cover Letter (detailing experiences related to responsibilities and qualifications)ResumeContact Information and Email addresses for three (3) professional references (include on application). References will be requested upon submission of application.Copy of academic transcripts showing degree(s) received. (For applicants still in college, a list of courses from the college/university website is acceptable.)Applications will be accepted until February 02, 2022Equal Employment Opportunity:Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.Background Screening Statement:In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

School Conselor, Ojibwa Indian School at Bureau of Indian Education

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Employer: Bureau of Indian Education Expires: 01/27/2022 This position is part of the Ojibwa Indian School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a School Counselor you will be responsible for serving as a Guidance Counselor in a BIE school on or near the Reservation. The counselor is responsible for providing professional counseling services to students.Open & closing dates: 01/05/2022 to 01/26/2022Salary: $34.34 - $63.42 per hourA Recruitment Incentive is being offered. The Recruitment Incentive is an additional 25% added to the salary of the position. Pay scale & grade: CY 21Location: Belcourt, NDTelework eligible: NoAppointment type: SeasonalWork schedule: Full-timeAs a School Counselor CY-1710-21, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:Serving as a school Guidance Counselor, the incumbent works within the general guidance function supplementing and complementing the guidance role of the Administration, Guidance, academic and/or Vocational Staff.Provides individual and group counseling services to students, in the areas of personal, academic and vocational counseling, designed to assist in achieving as acceptable self-concept, self-understand, self-adjustment, self-directiveness and self-discipline; all of which will prepare them to cope with the realities of their environment and life situations in an adequate and self-satisfying manner.Conducts individual and group guidance/orientation services for new and re-entering students to orient them to the advantages, requirements, services and opportunities of the school.Counsels with students on a regular basis regarding careers, educational, social interest and/or other similar matters, helping them to explore alternatives.Conducts and implements the school testing services to meet the needs of the students.Collects, interprets and organizes the program data for appraisal purposes. Prepares case summaries, case histories and case studies for professional use. Provides safeguards for the utilization of confidential student data.Sets up and maintains files and records of individual and group counseling sessions.Utilizes the services of the other disciplines and promotes the interdisciplinary team approach to problem solving. Also uses community and other agency referral services to assist students.As requested, assists dormitory and other school staff in in-service and seminary training sessions. Acts as liaison to community referral sources.Works closely with the academic staff, to follow the academic growth of students; recommend conferences to discuss individual student problems experienced in the academic area with concerned staff members, for the purpose of arriving at solutions to student problems. Serves a team member on IEP and IRG student committees.Counsels with each student based on career surveys of each individual and prepares a class schedule that reflects the career pathway of one career academy.Conditions of EmploymentAppointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation for Public Trust position.Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.Must be certified by a state's Department of Education.Must obtain and maintain Counselor Certification.Must obtain and maintain valid state driver's license.Who May Apply:Applicants with Indian PreferenceAll U.S. CitizensQualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 21-24: Applicants must possess a Masters degree (or higher) and at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: test and measurements, adult education, educational program administration, curriculum development or design, teaching methods, guidance and counseling, career planning, or occupational information. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree.) Applicants must also have state certification in the state where they will be employed. Emergency and provisional certifications may be accepted under the conditions imposed by the state certification authority.Pay Level Requirements: To qualify for a pay level, you must have completed the degree requirement and if stated the required semester hours at the next level of education from an accredited university in a related field of study.Pay Level 21 requires a Master's DegreePay Level 22 requires a Master's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a DoctoratePay Level 23 requires a Master's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a DoctoratePay Level 24 requires a earned DoctoratePay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/education-pay-table-archivesBasis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.EducationTo meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection.Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htmlForeign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htmlTo apply for this position, click on the following link:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/629686500The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying with Indian Preference, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.Your resume work experience needs to reflect Position Title, Dates of Employment (include month/year), Hours worked per week, Salary, Supervisor's Name and telephone number, and Duties (please be specific and include any accomplishments).If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.For additional information see: What to include in your resume.2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optionalYou MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:For Indian Preference BIA Form 4432 is required and located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/forms The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.Indian Children Protection Requirements Form is required and is located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/formsFor current employment verification; SF-50, DD-3434 or other federal agencies official "Notification of Personnel Action" equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies "Request for Personnel Action" is not acceptable);For MSP claims PCS orders and marriage certificate;For verification of Veteran status, DD-214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript and professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. Your transcripts must show the degree awarded, date conferred, and all required courses as required by the position. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts. Your professional certification or licensure must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements.Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.** The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.NOTE: Within the Bureau of Indian Education, the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):Customer Service (Clerical/Technical)Oral CommunicationPsychologyStatistical Analysis

Elementary Teacher, Ojibwa Indian School at Bureau of Indian Education

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Employer: Bureau of Indian Education Expires: 01/27/2022 This position is part of the Ojibwa Indian School, Bureau of Indian Education. As a Teacher (Elementary) you will be responsible for serving as a classroom teacher in a BIE school on or near the Reservation. The instruction area(s) will normally be general elementary subjects in an elementary setting (1-8 grade).Open & closing dates:  01/05/2022 to 01/26/2022Salary: $29.92 - $61.15 per hourA Recruitment Incentive is being offered. The Recruitment Incentive is an additional 25% added to the salary of the position.Pay scale & grade: CY 11Location: Belcourt, NDAppointment type: SeasonalWork schedule: Full-timeAs a Teacher (Elementary) CY-1710-11, your typical work assignments may include the following under supervision:Prepare yearly instructional outlines and related daily lesson plans covering relevant units of study and specifying objectives, activities and evaluative methods/instruments for both group and individual instructional programs.Teach students by selecting, developing, adapting and implementing appropriate instructional methods and techniques utilizing available resources to provide for academic achievement.Continuously evaluate individual and group academic progress through the use of criterion-referenced tests, periodic standardized tests, oral tests, and/or other relevant evaluative methods/instruments.Develop and conduct instruction within an environment that provides and promotes opportunities for the students to develop rapport, inter-relationships, self-discipline and a positive self-image.Maintain control of assigned class(es) and handle discipline independently except for chronic or extreme behavior problems.Supervise assigned students as scheduled, or provide for their supervision, throughout the academic day and/or activity in order to provide for the safety, health, and welfare of the students in compliance with school, Agency, and Area Guidelines.Conditions of EmploymentAppointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.Must be able to obtain and maintain a background clearance.Must be certified by a state's Department of Education. Emergency, provisional or conditional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State teacher licensure department.Must obtain and maintain a Teacher Certification in three of the five core instructional areas. (English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Foreign/Native Language)Must obtain and maintain valid state driver's license.Who May Apply:Applicants with Indian PreferenceAll U.S. CitizensQualifications: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements contained in the approved job category for P.L. 95-561 described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.Basic Education Requirement for Pay Level 11-17: Possess a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) from an accredited education institution. All professional educators must meet the certification standards for the position in the State where the position is located. Emergency and provisional certificates may be accepted under the conditions they are issued by the State certification authority.Pay Level Requirements: To qualify for a pay level, you must have completed the degree requirement and if stated the required semester hours at the next level of education from an accredited university in a related field of study.Pay Level 11 requires a Bachelor's DegreePay Level 12 requires a Bachelor's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a Master's DegreePay Level 13 requires a Bachelor's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a Master's DegreePay Level 14 requires a Master's DegreePay Level 15 requires a Master's Degree and fifteen semester hours towards a DoctoratePay Level 16 requires a Master's Degree and thirty semester hours towards a DoctoratePay Level 17 requires a earned DoctoratePay tables for Bureau of Indian Education Title 25 positions can be found at https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/education-pay-table-archivesBasis of Rating: All applicants for this position will be rated and ranked based upon the extent and quality of their experience, training and/or education as reflected in the assessment questionnaire. Applicants will be further evaluated according to the degree to which they possess or have the potential to acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics as listed below. The judgment of qualifications will be based on the material submitted; therefore, it is to the applicant's advantage to give complete and thorough responses and to present information in a neat and orderly fashion. Qualifications and Indian preference eligibility will be determined on the basis of information submitted.EducationTo meet the education requirements, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, course level, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Official transcripts are required upon selection.Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htmlForeign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htmlTo apply for this position, click on the following link:https://www.usajobs.gov/job/629687800The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying with Indian Preference, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.1. Your resume:Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.Your resume work experience needs to reflect Position Title, Dates of Employment (include month/year), Hours worked per week, Salary, Supervisor's Name and telephone number, and Duties (please be specific and include any accomplishments).If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.For additional information see: What to include in your resume.2. Other supporting documents: Cover Letter, optionalYou MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:For Indian Preference BIA Form 4432 is required and located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/forms The form must be completed by the appropriate official with the federally-recognized tribe where the applicant is enrolled as a member. No other form will be accepted.Indian Children Protection Requirements Form is required and is located on the Bureau of Indian Education Website: https://www.bie.edu/topic-page/formsFor current employment verification; SF-50, DD-3434 or other federal agencies official "Notification of Personnel Action" equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies "Request for Personnel Action" is not acceptable);For MSP claims PCS orders and marriage certificate;For verification of Veteran status, DD-214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.This position has an individual occupational requirement. You MUST submit a copy of your transcript and professional certification or licensure with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. Your transcripts must show the degree awarded, date conferred, and all required courses as required by the position. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts. Your professional certification or licensure must reflect your name, issue date, expiration date, and endorsements.Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.*Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.** The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):Classroom InstructionCommunicationSound Classroom ManagementStandard Based Assessment

Just Graduated? Support Youth in Spring 2021 - Corps for a Change at Colorado Youth for a Change

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Employer: Colorado Youth for a Change Expires: 02/01/2022 IMPORTANT - This position begins in January 2022Program OverviewColorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization with a statewide scope, which provides direct service to high school aged youth. CYC’s mission is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. CYC utilizes an outreach, relationship, and case management approach to support in-school youth to remain in school. CYC started Corps for a Change in 2015 as a way to increase preventative programming within the organization. Corps for a Change focuses on attendance and school engagement support.Position SummaryCorps for a Change has 25 AmeriCorps members who will engage with in-school youth to assist in combating the dropout crisis. AmeriCorps members will focus on interventions such as one-on-one meetings, home visits, phone calls, and tutoring, in order to address individual student barriers to improve attendance and increase engagement in school. Due to COVID-19, some of these services may be provided remotely. The goal of the Corpsmember term of service is to support students to be more engaged in school, improve attendance, and help support a path toward academic success.Position DutiesQuickly build relationships with youth identified with low attendanceMonitor student attendance and conduct one on one meetings to support students in being successful in school (academics, attendance, social-emotional needs, general school engagement)Engage parents/guardians through phone calls, meetings, and home visitsProvide tutoring to students as neededAddress barriers to student learning by connecting them with in-school and local community service providers so they may focus on schoolTrack all students’ progress within CYC’s database, school databases, and other spreadsheetsComplete CYC intake process (pre- and post-survey, identities and life events information)Member will collaborate with school staff, students, families, and CYC staff in order to successfully accomplish responsibilitiesHours and Term of Service:Members are required to serve full-time, during a typical school schedule, with some mandatory night and weekend hours. A typical member schedule is from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. However, this is flexible depending on the needs of the site and/or the member. 1200 hours of service are to be completed between August 16th, 2021 and May 31st, 2022. Members are required to participate in regular team meetings remotely/in Denver and three “Days of Service” throughout the course of the service term (MLK Day, 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Cesar Chavez Day).Member Training:Members will participate in a five-day onboarding training at the beginning of their service term. It will be both online and in-person. Members will participate in interactive trainings, self-directed learning projects, etc. In addition, members will receive one-on-one supervision training twice per month by their CYC supervisor and participate in ongoing professional development trainings facilitated by CYC staff and through community partners of CYC. Members will also participate in professional development opportunities at their service sites which vary depending on the site. Members are also required to participate actively in “cluster groups” which meet regularly to create a space for members to support and train each other in best practices. These groups will have 5-6 members and group membership will be based on where members are serving.Service Location:CYC AmeriCorps members will be placed at one main school site during their term of service. There will be regular opportunities to connect as a larger team with your fellow Corpsmembers, in addition to bi-weekly supervision with your CYC supervisor. Service locations sites are located in, though not limited to, Denver, Commerce City, Aurora, Fort Collins, Jefferson County, and Thornton.Position Requirements:17 years of age or olderBe a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent residentHave a high school diploma or G.E.D; College degree or some college experience preferred.Not have served more than the allowed number of AmeriCorps terms previous to this term.Submit to a full background check, including a sex offender registry check, state criminal history registry check, and FBI fingerprint-based check. This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and selection is contingent upon satisfactory results of these checks.Strong planning and time-management skills.Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances.Consistent follow-through.Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.Ability to work with diverse personalities.Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and high-pressure environment.Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity.Preferred Qualifications:Excellent oral and written communication skillsIndependent, self-motivated work styleExcellent follow-through and strong organization skillsExperience working with middle and high school age youth, especially disadvantaged youthVolunteer experience and interest in service learningAccess to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s licenseA passionate and committed belief that youth can rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles and return to school, graduate, and enter into post-secondary education.Bilingual – Spanish/English a plusBenefits:Stipend of $947.37 (pre tax) paid out twice per monthHealthcare provided (at no cost to employee, paid by organization) Provider: CignaEli Segal Education Award of up to $2,417.14 for the 675 hour term (starts early January).Mileage reimbursement or bus fare.Cell phone and laptop for use during service term.Members participate in professional development and training including personal strengths, inclusivity, working with high needs students, communication styles, and a variety of other topics.Disclaimers: In accordance with AmeriCorps Regulation 45 CFR 2540.100, this position does not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is committed to achieving a diverse, high-performing workforce. No persons involved with this program will discriminate based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, marital/parental status, or military service. We strive to provide a service and work environment free of sexual, racial, ethnic, religious or other harassment.Colorado Youth for a Change AmeriCorps Covid-19 Vaccination Policy*Colorado Youth for a Change does not require* Covid-19 vaccination proof in order for AmerCorps members to serve in our programs. However, many of our schools and districts are mandating that any person serving within their buildings are fully vaccinated. In this instance, you may be asked to produce proof of vaccination. If a school does mandate vaccination, there may be medical or religious exemptions.Masks will be required when serving in schools at all times.Members can receive service hours for receiving the vaccine or being tested for COVID-19 if the vaccination and testing are required for service. As with all service hours, time should be documented judiciously.COVID-19 vaccines are free. Here are some ways members can find a vaccine in Colorado:· Go to a Community Vaccination Site. An appointment is not necessary.· Check local pharmacies or participating Walmart, Sam’s Club, Safeway, Cardinal, City Market/King Soopers, and Costco locations.· Find another provider using this map to see if they are offering vaccination clinics. Some providers may accept walk-ins, others may still require appointments. Contact any provider directly for more information.· The state-run mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics are now making stops in all four corners of the state. Book an appointment online.· Local public health agencies are organizing pop-up clinics all over the state with different community partners. Visit a local public health agency’s website or social media channel for more information about community clinics.· For help finding out where one can receive a vaccine or who to contact in one’s community, call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Multiple languages are available.Job Types: Full-time, TemporaryPay: $1,894.74 per month

Events

Partnership for Public Service: Future Leaders in Public Service Internship Program

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Come learn about PAID internships at the Department of Transportation and Department of Commerce for undergraduate and graduate students. Apply today: https://ourpublicservice.org/applications/future-leadership-in-public-se...

Hawkeye Experience Grant Information Session

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Virtual
The Hawkeye Experience Grant awards stipends in variable amounts for undergraduate students at the University of Iowa who are involved in applied learning experiences outside of the classroom. To learn more, attend the live virtual information session on February 2 at 2:30pm - https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/98388767423 Website - https://careers.uiowa.edu/hawkeye-experience-grant

All Majors Career Fair

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This job & internship fair will focus on recruiting students typically in ALL MAJORS! Typically around 100+ employers attend and 1000+ students attend! Visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/all-majors-career-fair for more details!
2022 Black in Business Series Networking Dinner promotional image

2022 Black in Business Series Networking Dinner

Saturday, February 26, 2022 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
The Center for Diversity & Enrichment and the Tippie College of Business present our 6th annual signature event -- the Black in Business Series Networking Dinner!  Come engage with  invited professionals, UI faculty, and students interested in business, entrepreneurship, the arts, education, engineering and non-profit work who are looking to connect with leaders in those fields. Open to all majors. The Networking Dinner was created to focus on the cultivation of our next leaders, supporting...

Virtual K-12 Educator Job Fair

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Virtual
The Virtual Educator Job Fair will allow students in the College of Education to network and meet with school districts.  Visit https://careers.uiowa.edu/educator-fair for more details!

VIRTUAL All Majors Career Fair

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 : 12 – 4 pm - VIRTUAL FAIR This fair will focus on recruiting students pursuing any and all majors! All students are invited to attend! There will be a variety of industries of employers represented. Visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/virtual-career-fair for more details.

Spring 2022 Exploring Creative Careers Job & Internship Fair

Friday, April 8, 2022 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Visual Arts Building
Students will Explore + Connect with: -Employers from Art, Design, Communication, Event Planning & Creative companies -Internship/full-time positions -Part-time or volunteer opportunities -Freelance opportunities Visit https://careers.uiowa.edu/creative-careers-job-fair to learn more about the event!
View more events

Hawkeye Spotlight

Monisa

Student Spotlight: Monisa Saravanan

Monisa Saravanan interned with Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, at an ayurvedic hospital in Kenchanahalli, Karnataka, India.
Jenny

Alumni Spotlight: Jenny Vetokhin

Jenny Vetokhin leads as the Content & Advertising Manager for Profile Magazine at Guerrero Howe in Chicago, Illinois.