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CoF Library Services Coordinator VISTA
The Noel Wien Library seeks to provide anti-poverty programming that alleviates poverty by providing quality educational, employment, social service opportunities to low-income community members of all ages. The library is a natural community hub for individuals struggling financially. This makes the library an ideal location for people to access the resources they need to escape poverty. The first year of this project identified that to best provide these resources, the library needs to connect its patrons with local social service organizations, provide increased literacy opportunities, and assist in job readiness programming. This second year of the project will explore building the capacity to implement such programs. The VISTA will develop, plan, and implement programming that maximizes the library’s ability to provide informational, educational, recreational, and research needs of the community. The FNSB seeks to break the cycle of poverty by providing increased educational and economic opportunities to all citizens. The library further seeks to provide low-income pre-K, teens, seniors, and job seekers with additional literacy programming and access to resources. The VISTA member will help to develop these programs. This is a volunteer service position with a living allowance of $1,333 per month and an annual education award of $6,095.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will help alleviate poverty by researching, planning and conducting outreach to enhance usability and access of the libraries by the underserved. Building on data gathered by the Year 1 VISTA, the VISTA serving in Year 2 will work with community to further build bridges to access. This position will also research and establish sources of funding for programming and work to strengthen and further partnerships thereby increasing the library’s ability to reach those in need. Plan and develop new programming related to literacy, job attainment, education enhancement, and early child development.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

CoF Library Services Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2019  To  06/14/2019 

Contact Melissa Harter
1215 Cowles St
Fairbanks   AK   99701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88477