Villa Santa Fe Family Support & Engagement VISTA

Job position / title
Villa Santa Fe Family Support & Engagement VISTA
Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council
Job description / duties
Help build community and expand partnerships to support farmworker families. Seeking Spanish-speaker.

Qualifications
Some college.
Spanish-speaker.

Application deadline / closing date
07/22/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$1026/mo AmeriCorps stipend
Days and hours of employment
Full-Time 40hrs/wk
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
8/19/19-8/18/20
Person or department to contact
Naomi Siegel
Business address
1111 Cornwall Ave.
Work location (if different from above)
Villa Santa Fe Apartments
Email
vista@oppco.org
Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 246
How to apply
Apply through this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=89125&fromSearch=true

To see all AmeriCorps VISTA positions available through the Opportunity Council, go to my.americorps.gov, click Search Listings, and enter “Opportunity Council” in Program Name.

Applications should include
[×] References

Lopez Island Housing & Mental Health Access VISTA

Job position / title
Lopez Island Housing & Mental Health Access VISTA
Name of business / employer
Opportunity Council
Job description / duties
Help create secure affordable housing and build stronger mental health services to make the Lopez Island community more equitable for everyone.

Benefits of VISTA service:
Monthly stipend = $1,026/month gross
End of Service ($1,500) or Education Award ($5,920) once service is completed
Loan forbearance and deferment during service
Assistance with Health Coverage
Professional Development
Child Care
Non-competitive Eligibility Status for Federal Employment

Founded in 1965, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) has been on the forefront of ending poverty in America for 50 years. Members focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
Year long, full-time commitment
Serve at a non-profit or public agency
Fight the war on poverty
Focus on capacity building and sustainable program development

Contact us for more information at vista@oppco.org or (360)734-5121 x246.

Qualifications
Some college.

Application deadline / closing date
07/22/2019
Salary / rate of pay
$1026/mo AmeriCorps stipend
Days and hours of employment
Full-Time 40hrs/wk
Flexible schedule?
(○) No

Travel required?
(○) No

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
8/19/19-8/18/20
Person or department to contact
Naomi Siegel
Business address
1111 Cornwall Ave
Work location (if different from above)
Lopez Island Family Resource Center
Email
vista@oppco.org
Phone
360.734.5121 ext. 246
How to apply
Apply at this link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=89119&fromSearch=true

To see all AmeriCorps VISTA positions available through the Opportunity Council, go to my.americorps.gov, click Search Listings, and enter “Opportunity Council” in Program Name.

Applications should include
[×] References

AmeriCorps Member: Youth Conflict Resolution Education Specialist

Job position / title
AmeriCorps Member: Youth Conflict Resolution Education Specialist

Name of business / employer
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

Job description / duties
Position Description:
Use your creativity and gain valuable experience while empowering youth to learn conflict resolution skills in partnership with schools, the juvenile justice system, and community agencies. The AmeriCorps Youth Program Specialist serves an integral role providing specialized training in conflict resolution and communication to over 500 youth in schools, the juvenile justice system, and other community agencies. The member should model the WDRC’s core values by creating a warm, welcoming, and professional atmosphere while interacting with youth, clients, staff and volunteers. Training is provided, including participation in the 40-hour professional mediation training and the opportunity to pursue additional requirements towards becoming a certified mediator if desired.

Responsibilities:
Youth Workshop Planning and Facilitation:
-Communicate with program partners and conduct intake for trainings as appropriate
-Convene and facilitate numerous conflict resolution workshops for youth
-Creatively address individual needs to ensure the learning objectives are met
-Assist with workshop curriculum development and research
-Help with registration, set up, and take down for trainings
Outreach:
-Promote the Youth Program and National Service at community meetings
-Conduct outreach through tabling and presentations
-Take a lead role planning and running WDRC’s annual Peaceful Poetry Youth Contest
-Collaborate with staff and volunteers to support program events and specialized
partnerships.
Volunteer Recruitment and Management:
-Assist with outreach and selection for volunteer positions
-Manage youth program volunteer activities
-Keep accurate records of volunteer service
-Reporting and Evaluation:
-Capture workshop participation and evaluation data accurately
-Keep accurate records of hours served and trainings attended

About the WDRC:
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving the people of Whatcom County since 1992. Our vision is for Whatcom County to be a community in which people approach conflict in creative and healthy ways.

Working Conditions:
The WDRC continually strives to provide a supportive, healthy and productive work environment. Staff and volunteers serve the public through a variety of programming both onsite within WDRC facilities, and in public and private spaces. Given the nature of the WDRC’s mission and services, the possibility of exposure to escalated emotion and offensive language from the public exists. The WDRC expects staff and volunteers to respond to these instances with diplomacy, tact and compassion.

Qualifications
AmeriCorps Candidate Eligibility Requirements:
-Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident
-Be at least 18 years of age by September 1, 2019
-Pass required National Service Criminal History Checks
-Not be listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR)
-Must be able to serve fulltime (40 hours a week for 10 ½ months) Sept 1-July 15th 2020

REQUIRED Skills & Experience:
-Experience working with K-12 youth
-Experience with public speaking and/or group facilitation
-Demonstrate strong written and verbal skills
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, Google docs, and comfort navigating and using computers
-Ability to recruit and support volunteers
-Highly organized; adhere to deadlines and be proactive toward meeting goals
-Ability to transport program materials to sites, up to 25 lbs.
-Flexibility to serve some early morning, evening and weekend hours when scheduled
(including some holidays such as MLK day and Memorial Day weekend)

Other Desired Qualifications:
-College experience in teaching, human services, psychology, sociology or related field
-Belief in and understanding of our mission; familiarity with mediation and conflict resolution
-Experience with people of diverse ages, skills, ethnicities & belief systems
-Ability to maintain composure when working with escalated individuals
-Comfortable taking responsibility for leadership as well as serving in a supportive role
-Strong sense of initiative, sense of humor, and compassion
-Able to provide own transportation to sites throughout county

Benefits of AmeriCorps State and National Service:
-A monthly living stipend of $1,450.00 before deductions and withholdings
-$6,095 education award upon completion of term with a minimum of 1700 hours of service
-Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
-Workers compensation coverage
-Professional development
-Student loan forbearance and deferment during service
-Assistance with childcare costs

Application deadline / closing date
06/17/2019

Salary / rate of pay
Monthly living stipend of $1,450.00

Days and hours of employment
40+ weekly hours; Mon-Fri 9:00-5:30

Pay period
(○) Bi-weekly

Dates of employment (specify if temp or seasonal)
Sept 1, 2019-July 15, 2020

Person or department to contact
Emily Machin-Mayes

Business address
13 Prospect St. Ste 201

Work location (if different from above)
Bellingham

Email
youth@whatcomdrc.org

Phone
360.676.0122 ext. 120

How to apply
Send or drop off: cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Emily Machin-Mayes, Youth Program Manager, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, 206 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Note: An electronic AmeriCorps Application is also required. This is a separate application and needs to be directed to our program site.
Visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps to create a profile, search for position and apply online.

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=50645&fromSearch=true
Search terms: AmeriCorps State / National, Washington State, Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, WSC.

Open until filled, however priority will be given to applications received by 5 pm on June 17th. We thank you for your application, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

Applications should include
[×] Resume
[×] Cover letter
[×] References

PUBLIC SERVICES ASSISTANT – EVERSON MCBEATH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

POSITION:  PUBLIC SERVICES ASSISTANT – EVERSON MCBEATH COMMUNITY LIBRARY

DEPARTMENT:  Public Services
POSTING DATES:  Tuesday, 03/19/19 to Monday, 04/08/19
SALARY:  $16.575 per hour (Pay Level 7)
WORKING HOURS:  16 regular weekly hours, plus additional unscheduled hours up to a total of 1014 hours annually, to substitute for absent staff at all WCLS libraries, including evening and weekend hours. Regular schedule: Tuesday – 4:15 to 8:15 pm; Wednesday – 11:45 am to 8:15 pm; and Saturday – 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Successful candidates may be required to adapt to future schedule changes depending on library needs.
LOCATION:  Regular hours at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Drive, Everson, WA; substitute hours at Everson and other libraries

DUTIES:  Assists patrons at library branches by providing a high level of customer service in a complete range of patron services. Accesses information through the use of the electronic catalog and other library tools. Promotes the library, provides age-appropriate reference and readers’ advisory, checks materials out, maintains the security of the library, and performs similar tasks as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Excellent interpersonal skills required: ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with people from diverse backgrounds, and work harmoniously with the public and other staff members is essential. An interest in popular culture. A belief that anyone can become a reader at any age. A sense of humor. A passion to learn new things continuously. Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to uphold intellectual freedom standards. Attention to detail, competent use of technology resources, and keyboarding skills required. Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely. Spanish language fluency strongly preferred. Requires Associates Degree and one year relevant experience; or equivalent training, education and/or experience. Requires physical and visual ability to utilize reference sources and to manipulate equipment. Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time. New employees are subject to a CRC (criminal records check) per RCW 43.43.832.

APPLICATION:  Submit a completed WCLS Employment Application form*, a Supplemental Questionnaire, and your résumé and cover letter 5:00 pm Monday, 04/08/19 to: Everson McBeath Community Library 104 Kirsch Drive P.O. Box 250 Everson, WA 98227 Attn: Eileen Shaw, Branch Manager Email: evpsa@wcls.org Phone: (360) 966-5100
*Employment Application forms are available at http://www.wcls.org to print, fill out and mail in, or at the above address, or at any of the Whatcom County Library branches.
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***SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE is available online and should be submitted with your application.

JOB BEGINS:  As soon after hiring as possible
SELECTION:  Selection criteria may include the contents of the application, an oral interview and skills demonstration. Selection of applicants for further consideration and/or possible testing will be determined by the information supplied by the applicants on their applications and accompanying documents. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to supply sufficient information and detail on the application to permit WCLS to properly determine the applicant’s qualifications, abilities and attributes as they relate to the listed position. Interviews will be scheduled ONLY with best qualified applicants, based upon applications, résumés and other documents received, and test results. Applicants who need accommodation during the application, testing or interview process should contact Human Resources.

The library is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or any other legally protected class.

CASA Volunteer Coordinator

CASA Volunteer Coordinator

County Courthouse | Bellingham, WA
Juvenile Court Administration is seeking an experienced professional to fill the CASA Volunteer Coordinator position.

Job Summary:
Organizes, coordinates and facilitates the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer program. Implements and analyzes the effectiveness of the CASA program in Whatcom County. Recruits, trains, and supports Guardian Ad Litem volunteers for the CASA program. Coordinates the collection, development and analysis of data and other information. Exercises independent judgment in analyzing problems, issues and situations; develops and implements recommendations. Plans, conducts and presents at public meetings. Assists management and other staff, as directed. Ensures compliance with all legal standards and requirements applicable to the CASA program and other assigned areas.

Visit the Job Description Page to view more details about this specific job.
Supervisor: Assistant Administrator

Hours of Work – Monday – Friday, 40 hours

Please Note: This position is grant funded and is currently funded through June 30, 2020. Continued funding is expected, however loss of funding could result in termination of this position.