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.
- 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; service term options include half-time (12 months), quarter-time, and summer-seasonal positions; see below for half-time details; contact Je T'aime Taylor directly for other positions' details.
- 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