Iowa AEYC Position Announcement: AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Internship — Apr 18, 2017

Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Seeks college student for summer intern opportunity through AmeriCorps VISTA
Do you have passion about young children and the people who educate them?
Do you love being in a fast-paced environment, working on projects that really make a difference in programs serving young children in poverty?
Are you looking for a summer opportunity before you return to college in the fall including earning a $1,194.71 Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education [JE1] Award from the National Service Trust and a living allowance of approximately $1800?

Iowa AEYC is seeking a full or part-time college student for a summer AmeriCorps service opportunity in our Des Moines location.
The successful candidate is a college student at an Iowa college or university, or an Iowa resident who has been attending college out of state, with an interest in human services, nonprofit management, early childhood education, counseling, child and family services, communications, human resources, or a related field. Students with other majors will also be considered, as will non-college students. The position will full-time from June 2 to July 28[JE2] . Transportation is required; mileage and training will be provided by Iowa AEYC. See job description, following.
This may be a wonderful opportunity for a college student looking for a meaningful internship, or someone employed by preschool or Head Start who has the summer off from work. You must have completed one year of college by June 2017. You will be in a welcoming, positive, team-focused environment with opportunity to work in child care programs throughout greater Des Moines.
By May 2, 2017 please submit a letter of application and a resume to Stacey Walter at or Barb Merrill at For more information, call (515) 331-8000. For information about the Iowa Campus Compact Summer VISTA program, contact Geovanni Almanza at
Iowa AEYC is a state-wide nonprofit professional membership organization for the early care and education field.
AmeriCorps Member Job Description
The AmeriCorps Member is responsible for providing infrastructure support to child care programs in the Des Moines Early Childhood Coalition. This could include policy and procedure writing and revising and creation of an orientation manual for staff and families.
Reports to AmeriCorps Member Supervisor and to Iowa AEYC ECQuIP Program Manager.
Minimum qualifications:
●          Member must be at least 17 years of age or older
●          Member must have a High school diploma or equivalent
●          Member must be a U.S. Citizen or US national or a lawful permanent resident alien of the US
●          Member must be able to attend orientation on June 2, 2017
To support child care centers with infrastructure components
Using the provided templates, review and revise parent, staff, and program policies and procedures
Pull together resources for parent and staff program orientation
To maintain a commitment to professionalism
1.    Supports the center’s code of ethical conduct
2.    Show sensitivity and respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity of clients, staff and other community members and groups.
3.    Participates in program meetings to better understand program mission and vision to be reflected in written material
4.    Regular and reliable attendance, notify supervisor as soon as possible in the case of absence or lateness.
5.    Interacts with colleagues, families, and center visitors in a pleasant, professional manner to promote a harmonious work and team environment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to proficiently utilize a computer and MS Office applications; professional demeanor and appearance; above average interpersonal skills and the ability to get along with individuals at all levels. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Working Conditions: 
Work is performed largely in an office environment with little chance for personal injury.  Deadline pressure is an integral part of the job. Frequent mental and visual concentration for computer usage and reading/assimilating computer information. Work hours are generally during normal business hours and average a minimum of 40 hours a week. There will be some variation in work hours due to special projects, deadlines, and other concerns. Requires frequent travel for the purposes of attending meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements. There is an expectation for an active role in community activities.
Measures of Performance:
Quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability and thoroughness of work performed; communicates effectively and develops good working relationships with clients and, co-workers responsiveness to the information needs of management; soundness of business decisions made; maintenance of highly confidential business and financial information.
Equipment Operated:
Utilizes a PC and computer printer for word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, Internet/Intranet access, and other specific applications. Utilizes a keyboard, telephone, fax, office copier, and other general office equipment.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this position. It does not state or imply that these are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to the job. The employee may be required to perform other job-related duties as requested by Executive Director or ECQuIP Program Manager of Iowa AEYC. All requirements are subject to change over time and to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

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