Utah State University

AmeriCorps VISTA: The Family Place Utah

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(8/24/2021 6:18 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-4062
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Marketing & PR
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100%
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Inst for Disabil Res Policy & Pract
Advertised Salary
$1150 per 30-day month

Overview

This full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position is hosted by the Public & School Partnership and is based at The Family Place Utah in Logan, UT. The VISTA members will be placed in one of the below areas.

Applicant instructions: On your resume, please indicate if you would like to be considered for the marketing position, education position, or both positions/no preference.

Education: The VISTA member will contribute to organizational development and capacity building by collaborating with The Family Place’s staff to provide programs and enhancing program engagement and access for community members. Specific programs that will be developed and improved upon include parenting, stepfamily, couples and children’s classes as well as the Parent’s Place Podcast which is listened to worldwide. This will be accomplished by developing and implementing various educational and interpersonal strategies.

Advancement: The VISTA member will assist The Family Place in increasing funding through donations and grants with the ultimate goal of helping disadvantaged families access services offered at The Family Place. These educational and interpersonal strategies support services are offered as workshops, family and student classes, behavioral therapy, school readiness classes, a crisis/respite nursery, and an emergency children’s shelter.

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

Education:

  • Contribute to ongoing development and coordination of the “Parent’s Place Podcast”
  • Collaborate with the Education Department Director to improve upon systems and programs provided by the organization’s education department
  • Collaborate with organization staff to improve upon programs as a whole and maintain ongoing engagement of community members

Advancement:

  • Assist the grant writer in performing functions related to securing and maintaining grant funds
  • Research and pilot new marketing/fundraising projects and/or support existing projects that increase community awareness and attract donations for The Family Place programs and services (i.e. build the organization's capacity for programs)

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • 18 years of age at the time of placement
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or legal state residency status
  • Full-time commitment (40 hours/week) and one-year term of employment
  • Job offer contingent upon the successful completion of a background check

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proficiency with personal computer and various office software packages including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and calendaring and email management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written and electronic materials
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Willingness and ability to respond to changing circumstances
  • Able to obtain CPR/First Aid Training Certificate
  • Able to obtain Food Handler’s Permit
  • Strongly preferred Spanish speaking and writing

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”

 

 

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

Advertised Salary

$1150 per 30-day month

ADA

Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice 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 IDRPP 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 IDRPP 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Funding Statement
The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice 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 IDRPP are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the IDRPP with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

 

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #29 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report. We are ranked #12 nationally in funded research. Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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