Americorps Aide

Job description

Job no: 693475
Work type: Extension, Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University Extension
Department: Extension Children And Youth 10058941
Sub Area: OTEE- Other EE
Salary: $476.00 biweekly
Location: Gogebic, In State
Categories: On-Call
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or on-call position. Provides assistance and support for education, health and human needs, the environment and/or public safety as part of the National AmeriCorps volunteer program. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

The 4-H SPIN Club AmeriCorps Member will be responsible for delivering SPIN club programming to area schools and/or community partners, focusing on Western Upper Peninsula counties, including: Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Iron, Dickinson, and Menominee.

Tasks will include:

  • Plan and organize 10 virtual 4-H SPIN (special interest) clubs with volunteers that focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) topics and utilize the 4-H SPIN Club guide, planning worksheet, and record of finances
  • Engage between 50 and 60 new youth in 4-H SPIN club programming
  • Provide support to 4-H volunteers who provide guest programming or otherwise support 4-H SPIN Clubs and associated activities
  • Host virtual quarterly family engagement events
  • Collect data and submit reports to the Site Supervisor and to the 4-H STEAM Corps Program Manager
  • Potential for activities related to COVID-19 response, specifics TBD

This position is filled in accordance with AmeriCorps guidelines found here.

This position is not able to sponsor a non-immigrant visa.

Upon successful completion of their service term, AmeriCorps members qualify for an Education Award of $3097.50.

Desired Qualifications
  • Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Passion for science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM)
  • Knowledge of youth development, volunteer recruitment and management
  • Outgoing, confident and able to work in a fast paced virtual environment
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter

Work Hours


Advertised: Feb 15, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Mar 21, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 3/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time