United Communities AmeriCorps (UCA) members engage in meaningful service that meets
critical community needs throughout Southwest Oregon. UCA projects improve access to social
services by bridging barriers to educational opportunities, mentoring, job skills development,
employment resources, family stability, and having healthy futures. Our members engage clients
in their dedicated service project, and then use their experience to recruit, retain, and support
community volunteers in their project and host site. Our positions are a dynamic combination of
serving in a dedicated project (85%) and engaging in civic and professional development
opportunities, alongside our AmeriCorps cohort (15%).
February 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021 (full-time; 6 months – 900 hours)
Indian Education Volunteer Coordinator
PROJECT HOST SITE
Southern Oregon Education Service District, https://www.soesd.k12.or.us/
101 N Grape St. Medford, OR 97501 and local middle and high schools
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training and supporting the volunteer base for the Indian
Education programs serving children, youth, and families. The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit SOU Native American
Student Union members as guides for middle and high school youth. In addition, the Volunteer Coordinator will connect
middle and high school youth with agencies where they can engage in meaningful and culturally relevant volunteer work
that will serve as their community service hours both for school requirements and college applications.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES (to include, but not limited to)
Recruit volunteers for the Indian Education programs.
Assist staff to plan trainings for volunteers.
Coordinate volunteer activities with Project Manager.
Network with appropriate agency contacts in the community to identify potential volunteers.
Make logistical arrangements for special recreational and educational activities for the Indian Education Program.
Track volunteer attendance.
Design a monthly student newsletter.
Submit all UCAN AmeriCorps required paperwork in a timely manner.
Attend UCAN AmeriCorps sponsored orientation, trainings, and meetings.
Participate in relevant professional development, training and mentoring opportunities provided.
Implement and/or develop systems to inform Effective Volunteer Management Practices (EVMPs).
Complete and submit all necessary UCA paperwork and reports in a timely manner.
Attend and complete all UCA training and service requirements including orientation, trainings, team meetings, and
National Days of Service (Make a Difference Day, MLK Jr. Day, and a June Service Event).
Wear AmeriCorps apparel and/or appropriate identifiers while performing service or attending official events.
MARGINAL RESPONSIBILITIES (to include, but not limited to)
Attend department meetings.
Complete limited general office duties related to position.
17 years of age or older, at beginning of service term.
U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent, or commit to earning one prior to receiving an education award.
Ability to commit to the full term of service for which they are applying.
Must successfully pass a National Service Criminal History Check provided through UCAN and/or Project Host Site.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Have not previously served four terms in an AmeriCorps*State or National program. Members are only eligible for
the equivalent of two full-time education awards in their lifetime. Applicants must disclose if they have ever been
removed for cause from any national service program.
Interest in recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers.
Experience with and/or interest in at-risk children, adolescents and young adults.
Knowledge of, interest in and/or experience with diverse populations.
Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
Highly organized and motivated.
Flexible and creative.
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in education, psychology, or social work preferred.
The Volunteer Coordinator will often work from home, due to COVID, with SOESD supplied equipment. However,
the Volunteer Coordinator will have access to meeting rooms, work space, and office supplies at the Medford SOESD
Office Building. If COVID conditions permit, the Volunteer Coordinator may also spend time at local middle and high
schools and on the SOU campus.
PHYSICAL & INTELLECTUAL DEMANDS
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
Valid Oregon Driver’s License
Cell phone (supplied by SOESD)
Laptop (supplied by SOESD)
Project site is accessible by public transportation.
Mileage is reimbursed at the IRS rate.
MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE
$7,788.54 living allowance paid over the 6-month service term (approx. $1,298.09 monthly, before taxes).
$3,097.50 education award upon successful completion of the term of service which can be used to repay qualified
student loans or for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or trade schools. The
education award is taxed in the year that it is used. Members that are 55 and older may transfer the award to one
child or grandchild.
May be eligible for Loan Forbearance & Interest Accrual Repayment on qualified loans (after successful completion
of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).
Basic medical insurance (covers members only, not dependents; vision and dental not included).
Child care allowance for those who qualify.
Professional development, trainings and networking opportunities
EQUITY & INCLUSION
UCA values diversity and seeks to provide an inclusive space that rejects intolerance. Qualified individuals with
disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. UCA is an AA/EEO employer. UCA
provides reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and conducts all activities in fully accessible settings.
HOW TO APPLY
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis as qualified candidates are identified, so early application is strongly
encouraged as member selection may be made prior to the application deadline.
STEP 1: Apply to United Communities AmeriCorps:
• Submit AmeriCorps Application
• To find this position, click on “Advanced Opportunity Search” and search “UCA” in Program Name
• Submit application, UCA will then forward it to site supervisor for review who then waits for items in Step 2
STEP 2: Apply to Project Site Supervisor:
Conducts first round interviews on a rolling basis and recommends top candidates to UCA
Email the following items to Charlie Bauer (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
• Cover Letter (1 page)
• Contact information for three References (name, title, relationship, email, & phone)
STEP 3: The Project Site Supervisor submits top applicants to UCA for a second interview. Once top applicant interviews
are complete, applicants will be notified of selection decision.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS POSITION? CONTACT:
Charlie Bauer (email@example.com)
ELL / Migrant Education / Indian Education Coordinator
Southern Oregon Education Service District
QUESTIONS ABOUT AMERICORPS? CONTACT:
Program Director | United Communities AmeriCorps
280 Kenneth Ford Drive Roseburg, OR 97470
541-492-3919 | firstname.lastname@example.org