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Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA&MN Campus Compact
 
 
 
The Cedar Rapids Public Library is a beacon of literacy to all who seek knowledge and understanding. We are compassionate navigators to the information, resources, and entertainment you seek. We are your library. The mission of CRPL is to connect people to information, experiences, and services that enhance their quality of life so our community can learn, enjoy, and thrive. That’s where you come in! The Cedar Rapids Public Library is seeking a VISTA Community Outreach Coordinator to help us take the next step in reaching our community outside the walls of our buildings. This position will build the capacity of the library’s school- and community-based outreach initiatives in order to reach low-income youth and those facing significant economic and transportation barriers. The position will work with multiple departments within the library to research current needs, develop sustainable operating procedures for a brand new technology-based outreach program, and create and pilot a unique school-based outreach initiative. This position serves on multiple committees throughout the community, and makes connections and build relationships with a number of library partners. At the end of your service, you will have made a long-term impact on the way the library serves its community. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
 
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Member Duties : During your term of service, you will: -Develop an outreach strategy to connect underserved students with access to library services. This includes assessing the educational needs in the community, researching and creating a system to evaluate and respond to requests for outreach, and piloting outreach coordination efforts. -Create sustainable operating procedures for the library’s new Mobile Outreach to bring unique and engaging technology directly to students. This includes developing standard operating procedures for all applicable aspects of Mobile Outreach, creating a template to standardize created programs, and collaborating with new and existing partners to bring the library’s Mobile Outreach into areas that serve students in the summer.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Paid parking . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA&MN Campus Compact

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2021  To  07/02/2022 

Contact Kevin Delecki
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids   IA   52401
319-739-0405
deleckik@crlibrary.org
crlibrary.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102259


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