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Career Opportunities

Join RDA's Americorps teaM!

Rosedale Development Association is a neighborhood non-profit that works with residents, businesses and institutions to develop a thriving Rosedale community. AmeriCorps members help build a neighborhood that supports health through community gardens, healthy cooking classes, youth sports, bicycle repair, urban trail building, and neighborhood beautification.

Qualifications:

- Be 18 years or older;
- Have some college or verifiable work history;
- Be a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or permanent resident of the United States;
- Be committed to community service and able to serve the complete program year (Sept. 2018 Aug. 2019).

Essential Functions:

- Coordinate community gardens and garden workshops
- Maintain community gardens and neighborhood green spaces
- Recruit, train, and manage youth sports coaches and coordinate youth sports program
- Teach healthy cooking classes
- Maintain 4 mile natural-surface trail system
- Assist in planning and executing healthy community events
- Assist in planning and executing neighborhood cleanup days and neighborhood beautification projects
- Keep the community connected and informed through door-to-door flyering, phone calls, and newsletters
- Assist in evaluating and reporting on healthy programs
- Participate in extensive training and professional development activities to prepare for successful service
- Serve an AM or a PM shift Monday-Friday, with frequent evenings and Saturday morning workdays
- Serve 900 hours (~20 hours/week) during service term

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Flexibility and openness to changing roles
- Ability to work cooperatively on a team
- Commitment to working with youth and vulnerable populations
- Willingness to learn and attend all AmeriCorps trainings
- Ability to work outside in the community
- Spanish language skills preferred

Member hours, Benefits, and Compensation:

Half-time (year-round) members are required to accumulate 900 hours within the service period of September 10, 2018 to August 31, 2019 with frequent Saturday and some evening events.

Members receive the following:
- Living Stipend: $250 (bi-weekly allowance)
- Segal Education Award: after serving 900 hours, all members are eligible for a $2887.50 scholarship.
- Non-monetary benefits: support and professional development from educators and non-profit leaders

How to Apply:

- Visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps or
- Email Je T'aime Taylor (jetaime@rosedale.org)

RDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact us

913 677-5097
1403 Southwest Blvd Kansas City, KS, 66103
info@rosedale.org 
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