We are looking for an outstanding Program Assistant to help individuals gain practical digital literacy knowledge and skills. We seek someone who will coach, screen, assess, and educate participants in basic computer literacy, Microsoft office, social media and other digital literacy needs. We want someone with a passion for and demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of disadvantaged families as well as sensitivity to the needs of diverse racial and ethnic populations. We’re looking for someone with an established record of success with implementing plans for instruction; and monitoring/reporting progress.
Begin November 1, 2019 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours though the end of his/her/their term on September 30, 2020. The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:
Conduct digital literacy workshops focusing on basic computer skills, resume, and online learning platforms.
Assist with Job Readiness & Academic Bridge Training
Facilitate and track Job Readiness intake & enrollment activities.
Facilitate Pre and post CASA.
Serve as a liaison to the NLEN Alumni Network Maintaining current and accurate documentation of training provided and participants involved
Various administrative duties as it relates to running the program effectively such as reporting, making copies of worksheets and similar responsibilities
Responsible for timely dissemination of written and verbal communication to LISC program officers, in addition to providing a monthly report of activities to the direct supervisor
Maintain relationships with NLEN Clients
Provide one on one coaching training to clients
Attend all LISC and NLEN meetings
Demonstrate excellent customer service both internally and externally.
PERFORMANCE, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
This is an AmeriCorps position. LISC and North Lawndale Employment Network will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.
Members will be provided with goal(s) at the onset of the service assignment based on the activities and responsibilities noted above. Members will track goal attainment monthly through an online system (training provided). Members will also discuss professional performance in the form of a mid-term and final appraisal. Members are required to track time and submit online (training provided) timesheets twice per month.
Members will perform day to day service at North Lawndale Employment Network and serve a minimum of 37-40 hours per week. There may be be opportunities to serve evenings and weekends.
Members will have an immediate supervisor and a local LISC supervisor throughout the term of service as identified by LISC and North Lawndale Employment Network.
Members are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:
Attending a local onboarding session coordinated by LISC and an on-site orientation to our organization;
Attending a national leadership conference
Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
Actively participate in at least two team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:
Strong computer skills a must
Be eligible to earn 100% of the education award associated with this description
Be qualified to perform the term of national service related to this description
Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS during the pre-enrollment period
Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
Be able to complete at the hours within the timeframe of the service term and serve the full term
NATIONAL SERVICE CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCH REQUIREMENT
If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application. Candidates must be cleared by CNCS prior to the first day of service.
Additional Salary Information: $17,000 stipend divided into 20 payments in the amount of $850 (minus taxes) and a
$6,095 education award upon completion
About North Lawndale Employment Network
The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) assists North Lawndale residents through innovative employment initiatives that lead to economic advancement and an improved quality of life. NLEN was founded in 1999 through an 18-month community planning effort led by the Steans Family Foundation to serve the unmet employment needs of the North Lawndale community. In 2004, we launched Sweet Beginnings, a social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of the North Lawndale Employment Network.
NLEN continually updates its services to meet the employment needs of clients and the community at large. NLEN’s approach to addressing the extremely high rates of unemployment and underemployment in North Lawndale is to offer employment services and transitional jobs to North Lawndale residents, many of whom are formerly incarcerated persons and others with significant barriers to employment.