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AmeriCorps Job Site Assistant and Community Outreach Coordinator

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  • ReSOURCE YouthBuild in Barre, Vermont is hiring a Construction Assistant / Community Outreach Coordinator.  ReSOURCE is an innovative non-profit dedicated to environmental stewardship, educational training and economic opportunities.  ReSOURCE is home to Vermont’s only YouthBuild program, with locations in Barre and Burlington.  YouthBuild provides job skills training in the building trades to women and men ages 16-24.  In addition to construction skills, YouthBuild students complete their secondary education and practice leadership development.



    YouthBuild is looking for a fun, focused, forward-thinking individual who will support staff and students on job sites and service projects throughout central Vermont.



    We’re looking for someone who has carpentry skills, values teaching and learning, and enjoys spending time with teenagers.  The primary duties of this position are: 1) support YouthBuild’s design/build work and 2) coordinate community service projects for YouthBuild students.



    This position is an AmeriCorps job – full time (40 hours/week, 6:30-4:30, Monday-Thursday) for 1 year (1700 work hours), and reports to YouthBuild program staff.  The position is open now and available for someone to start immediately.  Additional information is available by phone (802-355-2790) or email (jgreig@resourcevt.org).



    Additional information is about the position is included below:


    Goals of Position:

    • Support the design/build work of the YouthBuild program.
    • Support affordable housing and poverty relief generally through completion of projects and products connected to housing projects and reuse operations.
    • Provide leadership, training, and support for YouthBuild students in the areas of community service and leadership.
    • Support the mission of ReSOURCE.


    Essential Functions:

    • Ability to stand and bend throughout the workday.
    • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds throughout the workday; ability to move up to 200 pounds using a hand truck.
    • Ability to safely use hand and power tools.
    • Ability to read, write and perform simple math to complete paperwork and customer transactions.
    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
    • Ability to work independently without direct supervision.
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities and complete tasks on time.
    • Ability to arrive for work on time and maintain acceptable attendance.
    • Ability to concentrate and think through given responsibilities.
    • Ability to learn new and innovative ways to help ReSOURCE support its mission.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.


    Position Responsibilities:

    • Maintain safe worksite and ensure safety by following and enforcing all ReSOURCE and OSHA safety policies and regulations.
    • Role model professionalism for partners, trainees and volunteers.
    • Together with staff and students, plan and facilitate weekly community service opportunities for YouthBuild students.
    • Train and support YouthBuild students on the job site; evaluate and recognize Partner and trainee progress.
    • Utilize and involve trainees and volunteers to enhance poverty relief and training goals; evaluate volunteer work; recognize and reward volunteers
    • Serve as public ambassador for ReSOURCE, YouthBuild and AmeriCorps.
    • Participate in ReSOURCE, YouthBuild and AmeriCorps training, service projects, and other activities.
    • Other duties as assigned


    Other Responsibilities:

    • Participate in ReSOURCE staff meetings and events.
    • Maintain a safe workplace.
    • Listen to staff and students, and work together to establish safe work practices in compliance with ReSOURCE and OSHA standards.
    • Ensure staff and students have, are trained in, and correctly use appropriate personal protective equipment.
    • Work with the HR Manager to identify and correct hazards before accidents occur.
    • Investigate all accidents and create ways to prevent them from happening again.
    • Hold regular meetings with staff and students where safety issues are discussed and problems are identified and solved.


    Skills and Abilities Required:

    • Skilled at taking initiative, problem solving, and working independently.
    • Skilled at building interpersonal relationships to work effectively as part of a team.
    • Strong verbal skills, to communicate effectively with staff and trainees.
    • Skilled at written communication, to develop program materials and reports.
    • Dependable and able to maintain positive attitude, to fulfill commitment to year of service.
    • Committed to the concept of national service and to making a difference in his/her community.
    • Basic computer literacy, to be able to produce program materials and track volunteer hours.
    • Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.
    • Experienced with power and hand tools and working with wood.
    • Committed to maintaining a safe worksite.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Experience leading others
    • Significant volunteer experience
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Experience teaching
    • Ability to relate to and be a model for young people in the program
    • S. citizen or permanent resident alien.



    Community Partnership AmeriCorps members receive a living stipend, an education award of over $6000, and health insurance if they are not already covered.  They may also qualify for a childcare allowance.  Other benefits include loan deferment, professional training, valuable networking opportunities, working with a dedicated team of AmeriCorps members and staff, and making a real difference.


    We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.  Reasonable accommodations are available on request.


    To apply for this job email your details to jgreig@resourcevt.org

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