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Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA&MN Campus Compact VISTA
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. There are three focus areas, this project being in the Education Corps, which supports sites in long-term approaches to issues related to K-12 educational success and college access including literacy programs. Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early. Start date is an estimate.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will: 1) Develop an outreach strategy to connect underserved students with access to library services. This includes assessing educational needs in the community, researching and creating a system to evaluate and respond to requests for outreach, and piloting outreach coordination efforts. 2) 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 partners to bring the library’s Mobile Outreach into areas that serve students in the summer. 3) Pilot new end-of-school-year outreach program to ensure students can pursue literacy throughout the summer. This includes researching existing summer reading school outreach, coordinating with multiple schools, and piloting the event.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  parking pass ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Community Organization . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Cedar Rapids Public Library, IA&MN Campus Compact VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/15/2020  -   11/14/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/15/2020  To  09/15/2020 

Contact Kevin Delecki
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids   IA   52401

Listing ID 94621