AmeriCorps CLEC Program Description:
Civic Leadership & Engagement Corps (CLEC) is an AmeriCorps program through Washington Campus Compact (WACC) that believes all students should be empowered with the skills and resources to thrive in school and beyond in order to become the compassionate leaders and engaged citizens of tomorrow. The program aims to recruit and mobilize AmeriCorps members and student volunteers to deliver direct service support in a variety of focus areas in Washington and Idaho. CLEC fosters student leadership, campus-community partnerships, civic and community engagement, and knowledge networks focused on improving the retention and success of underrepresented students, increasing awareness and support for equity and inclusion, and building sustainable campus/community partnerships and resilient communities.
The Student Basic Needs Collaborative (SBNC) seeks to reduce basic needs insecurity for students attending Boise State University. The results of the #RealCollege Survey showed that 54% of Boise State students are dealing with basic needs insecurity. Notably, 28% are food insecure, 43% are housing insecure, and 16% are homeless. The AmeriCorps member will help strengthen our internal and external partnerships, as well as increase infrastructure and systems that support food and housing insecurity for Boise State students. Specifically, the AmeriCorps member will assist in integrating the work of the SBNC into the University strategic plan, disrupt systems and processes that unintentionally inhibit student success, and spearhead innovative programs/initiatives that support access to food and housing for students
The member will unite campus and community resources to decrease the number of food and housing insecure students at Boise State University. The member will assist in advancing the collaboratives strategic plan, oversee and lead the basic needs ad hoc taskforce teams, collaborate with the food pantry and launch a campus wide food drive.
Member Duties & Responsibilities:
- Establish and cultivate campus and community partnerships
- Develop a project tactical plan that supports the collaboratives strategic direction
- Translate the tactical plan into SmartSheets to easily track progress
- Support and guide the four Student Basic Needs Collaborative working groups to ensure timely completion of projects and objectives
- Help facilitate regular Steering Committee meetings
- Serve as a communication liaison between the SBNC working groups and the SBNC Steering Committee
- Develop a communication plan including managing the creation and dissemination of a monthly newsletter
- Support the efforts of recruitment, planning, and implementation of local food drives
AmeriCorps/Washington Campus Compact:
- Abide by all AmeriCorps program guidelines, policies, and prohibited activities. For more information, refer to the Member Service Agreement.
- Generate awareness and leadership around social justice and equity through the sharing of ideas, information, and experiences.
- Be familiar with project logic model (if applicable) and collect and document program data using required tracking tools and progress reports.
- Participate in all WACC CLEC online & in-person trainings.
- Collaborate with other CLEC team members and national service members in your community on common projects.
- Correspond regularly with site supervisor and WACC staff.
- Record and track service hours.
- Participate in professional development opportunities
Required and/or Desired Qualifications:
- Associate or Bachelor Degree
- Ability to make a 10 month commitment
- Interest and/or experience in community service and/or community development
- Effective oral and written communication skills with diverse populations, including multicultural experience and cross-cultural communication skills
- Proficient in Google platform, MS Office, Adobe products, social media, and database management
- Ability to organize, prioritize and perform multiple work assignments
- Graphic/content design experience
- Ability to pass a national service criminal history check
- 18 or older
- United States citizen, naturalized citizen, or lawful permanent resident
- Committed to serving 100% of service hours
- Education Award of $6,495.00 upon successful completion of term of service
- Living Allowance of $22,000 ($2,200/month) ($24,000 or $2,400/month for returning members)
- Childcare, if eligible
- Healthcare, if applicable
- Forbearance for Federal Student Loans
- Training and practical hands-on experience
- Professional development and networking opportunities
- Ability to work remotely
- A chance to make a difference in your community!
Steps to Apply:
- Please send a cover letter, resume and two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 22, 2022. Include ‘AmeriCorps CLEC Application’ in the subject line.
National Position Posting https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=111981