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Rock Star Supply Co. -- Saint Paul VISTA Program
 
 
 
The mission of Rock Star Supply Co. (RSS Co.) is to train and support a community of volunteers committed to helping at-risk high school students improve their educational experiences and outcomes. By providing individualized attention and modeling positive learning behaviors, Rock Star tutors give students the support they need to set homework goals, complete assignments, and develop a life-long love of learning. Our VISTA is primarily responsible for preparing our tutors for their work in our schools. If trained properly and utilized effectively, we feel that classroom tutors can make a lasting impact on the community as a whole and on the future of public education in our state. Equally important are the interactions between caring adults and students outside of school time. Our after-school programs seek to enhance youth engagement in the educational process by providing one-on-one or small group assistant with writing projects. Back at RSS Co. headquarters, our VISTA works with members of our organization's various committees to help refine our programs, reward our volunteers and build strong and lasting relationships with civic-minded creatives in our community. Volunteer management also includes fostering relationships with teachers, conducting routine surveys of students, volunteers, teachers and administrators, and spending time on-site. The data and feedback collected by our VISTA is a huge factor in our fundraising efforts. **This VISTA position is sponsored by the Saint Paul VISTA Program. Hosted in Mayor Chris Coleman's Office, the Saint Paul VISTA Program is comprised of a city-wide cohort of individuals -- placed at community organizations and schools -- dedicated to shaping the educational landscape for youth and families in Saint Paul.**
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA’s primary goal will be to recruit and manage our most cherished resource, our volunteers. He or she will ensure that Rock Star Supply Co. provides effective tutoring programs to our partner schools and sites. In order to achieve this goal, the VISTA will seek out and attend volunteer recruitment opportunities, maintain service learning partnerships with colleges and universities, and provide support and encouragement for volunteers. This support will include: 1. Weekly communication with volunteers. 2. Bi-weekly site visits. 3. Conducting research on innovative usage of tutors in public school classrooms. 4. Reviewing and updating RSS Co. volunteer training methods and outreach materials. 5. Providing ongoing training and support for volunteers. 6. Recruiting volunteers within existing networks and from the wider community. 7. Reaching out to civic-minded individuals and organizations. 8. Contributing to RSS Co.'s newsletters and social media postings.
 
Program Benefits :
Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Counseling ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Rock Star Supply Co. -- Saint Paul VISTA Program

Program Start/End Date
07/30/2013  -   08/02/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/03/2013  To  06/17/2013 

Contact Jay Peterson
2822 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis   MN   55408
651-367-7827
jay@rockstarsupplyco.org
www.rockstarsupplyco.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 40132


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