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Career Opportunities

RDA's Americorps Kansas teaM
(Half-Time AmeriCorps Member Service Description)

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
- Be able to serve the complete service term (September through August)
Essential Functions:
- Teach healthy cooking classes for youth and elders; training will be provided
- Maintain 4-mile natural surface trail system; training will be provided
- Teach youth sports clinics; training will be provided
- Record attendance and administer pre/post assessments for programs
- Connect community to events, programs, and resources through door-to-door flyering, phone calls, and writing on communication platforms
- Participate in extensive training and professional development activities
- Assist with special events (Healthy Halloween, RISE, Bike-In Movie, All-Rosedale Clean-up, Christmas in October, and the Annual Volunteer Celebration)
- Maintain community gardens and neighborhood green spaces. This includes preparing community garden beds, mulching, watering community orchards, pruning, and cleaning out garden beds; training will be provided
- Assist with AmeriCorps recruitment
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
- Ability to interface and engage with diverse groups - Ability to handle multiple tasks
- 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 through August with frequent Saturday and 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 $3,047.50 scholarship.
- Non-monetary benefits: support and professional development from educators and non-profit leaders - Student loan forbearance
How to Apply:

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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