Utah State University

AmeriCorps VISTA: Zootah

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/4/2020 5:57 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-3111
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
Advertised Salary
$551 per pay period ($1102/monthly)

Overview

This full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position is hosted by the Public & School Partnership and is based at Zootah in Logan, UT. The VISTA member will increase education programs and outreach to the community. In doing this, more people in the local community will benefit from Zootah's programs and, in raising awareness of and support for programs, Zootah will be able to provide affordable and accessible services for all.

 

All AmeriCorps VISTA positions are full-time for one year, as mandated by the Corporation for National and Community service. Successful completion of a one-year service term qualifies all VISTA members for either an education award of $6345 or a cash stipend of $1800 (direct deposit).

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Develop and coordinate family education program and distance education program.
  2. Coordinate marketing and social media outreach. Write grants, solicit donations. Recruit and coordinate volunteer guest speakers from local community.
  3. Develop and coordinate community outreach and community engagement programs
    • Support programming in an educational, safe, clean, family-friendly atmosphere that celebrates animals and animal education
    • Develop and coordinate tracking system to ensure sustainability and clear record of materials, artifacts, manipulatives, handouts, marketing, etc.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • 18 years of age at the time of placement
  • U.S. citizen
  • Full-time commitment (40 hours/week) and one-year term of employment
  • Not on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Microsoft Excel, or Google Suite
  • Community outreach, volunteer management, and resource generation experience
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Willingness and ability to respond to changing circumstances

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.  Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2.  Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$551 per pay period ($1102/monthly)

ADA

Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

College/Department Highlights

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The CPD was established in 1972, and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The CPD has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.

 

The CPD is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization. We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work. We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.

CPD Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.

CPD Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.

We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion.

We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.

We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

CPD Funding Statement

The Center for Persons with Disabilities is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee for service programs. All staff positions at the CPD are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the CPD with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

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