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Alaska State Library (in Yakutat)
 
 
 
We are recruiting 1 VISTA for Yakutat (to join a team of 4 VISTAs already volunteering in the Southeast Alaska region). The goal of the Libraries Build Communities project is to improve the educational and economic opportunities for residents in Yakutat, while also increasing the effectiveness, services and sustainability of the public library in each of these communities. The VISTA volunteer will work collaboratively with local and state agencies, schools and non-profits: * To develop a plan that addresses the decision-making, financing, policies, services, facilities, staffing and technology involved in creating a combined school/public library; * To use community assessment information to develop workshops, online self-paced training opportunities and resources that focus on financial literacy, job readiness skills and entrepreneurship; * To create sustainable early literacy centers in each library and develop programs that promote early literacy, numeracy skill and school readiness; and * To improve library services by developing library trustee training, volunteer recruitment and management procedures and grant writing; **Benefits include: Monthly living allowance ($1,222), relocation costs ($0.34/mile up to $1000) and settling in allowance ($550) for relocating members, health benefits, child care assistance, training, and an Education Award ($5,775) or cash stipend ($1,500).
 
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Member Duties : We are seeking an adventurous VISTA to serve in Southeast Alaska, known for its beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing and kayaking opportunities. The VISTA will develop a plan that addresses the decision-making, financing, policies, services, facilities, staffing and technology involved in creating a combined school/public library. The VISTA will also conduct a community needs assessment and use assessment information to develop workshops, online self-paced training opportunities and resources that focus on financial literacy, job readiness skills and entrepreneurship; create early literacy centers in each library and develop programs that promote early literacy, numeracy skill and school readiness; and improve library services by developing library trustee training, volunteer recruitment and management procedures and grant writing. **If selected for this VISTA role, your service year would begin in August 2016.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Alaska State Library (in Yakutat)

Program Start/End Date
09/12/2016  -   09/11/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/20/2016  To  08/26/2016 

Contact Julie N
333 Willoughby Ave
Juneau   AK   99801
907-465-2916
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 64870


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