AmeriCorps at Neighborhood House
Neighborhood House’s mission to change the life trajectory of low-income people relies on cutting-edge services to the community. It demands excellence from inspired people who are passionate about transforming the conditions of poverty. We provide high-quality programs to diverse communities with a staff of 300 representing a wide range of cultures and over 40 different languages and dialects. Our team of passionate, committed, high-energy AmeriCorps members are critical to helping Neighborhood House achieve its vital mission.
We are accepting applications now for the following positions in our 2016-17 AmeriCorps team:
YOU can impact the lives of challenged youths and assist them to remove barriers in their educational journey. Be part of a highly creative team which designs curriculum and activities WITH youth and FOR youth. Your contribution may lead to one more youth attaining achievements they never thought possible. Join us!
Members in this position serve at the following locations:
- Burndale Homes, Auburn - 2 positions
- Firwood Circle, Auburn - 2 positions
- Seola Gardens, Seattle - 2 positions
Employment and Education Outreach and Engagement
Join us in assisting job seekers and students in Seattle and South King County to obtain living-wage employment and reach their goals for self-sufficiency. Be part of a highly motivated and creative team which provides individualized career planning, coaching and college navigation throughout the county.
The member in this position serves the following locations:
- Birch Creek in Kent, and Wiley Center at Greenbridge in Seattle (White Center)
Minimum Qualifications for All Positions
- Must be at least 18 years of age, 21 years or older strongly preferred.
- College degree strongly preferred.
- Must pass an AmeriCorps state, FBI and National Sex Offender Registry criminal records check.
- Must provide documentation of U.S. Citizen, National or Permanent Resident for AmeriCorps enrollment.
- Must have valid driver’s license and have a clean driving record for clearance to drive Neighborhood House vans.
- Must demonstrate a highly positive and enthusiastic communication style, and be capable of motivating others.
- Must be able to serve as a team member in a multicultural organization and community.
- Must have proficiency in the following computer programs: Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Word).
- Must have some experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking and group facilitation.
- Must demonstrate strong organizational and time management skills.
- Must be willing to comply with the established Neighborhood House performance standards for productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service-orientation and professional demeanor.
- Must be a self-starter, dependable, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills.
Where We Serve
AmeriCorps Commitment & Benefits
Term dates: 9/1/2016 through 7/15/2017. All members will serve a minimum of 1700 service hours during this time (averages out to working 40 hours/week). Positions are contingent on funding.
In exchange for service, Neighborhood AmeriCorps Members receive:
- $1,195/month living stipend (taxed)
- $5,730 post-service Education Award, upon successful completion of the term of service (taxed in the year that you use it)
- Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service-related travel
- Regular AmeriCrops team meetings
- Ongoing training and professional development opportunities through the service term. Members will also participate in several service projects to gain greater understanding of area non-profit agencies
- Health insurance coverage from the Washington Service Corps (or through the Washington State Health Care Plan Finder website, depending on household income) if the Member does not already have coverage
- Forbearance on qualified student loans
- Childcare assistance for eligible Members
- Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements
- Be sure to check that you meet all of the minimum requirements listed above.
- To apply for positions, simply click on the linked position titles to be redirected to the national AmeriCorps portal. Each link will take you to the individual application page for each position. Once there, you can easily apply by selecting the “Apply Now” button.
- You will be prompted to create a “My AmeriCorps” account. Once your account has been created, you can continue with the online application process for this listing.
You may apply for as many of our 2016-17 positions as you are interested in, as long as you meet the minimum requirements. Once your application is received, we will contact you regarding next steps.
Please note: finalists to our program must complete and pass a National Service criminal record check in order to be eligible for AmeriCorps enrollment.