AmeriCorps Technical Assistant - Grant Funded (PT)

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

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AmeriCorps Technical Assistant - Grant Funded (PT)

Salary: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour DOE

This is a grant-funded position. Grant-funded positions expire either at the end of the stated term or whenever funding for the position ceases.

The part-time AmeriCorps Technical Assistant works collaborativelywith the Mohawk Valley YouthBuild grant-funded project team to build theyouths’ leadership skills. Assists youth in the YouthBuild program with allconstruction related programming, including certifying students with anationally-recognized credential. Provides youth of diverse backgrounds andfrom the high-needs population of the City of Utica with rigorous academicinstruction, occupational skills and training and viable pathways to collegeand careers.

Major Responsibilities:

    Works with program participants on “hands-on” projects and provides conceptual and experiential training opportunities within the local community;Supervises program participants at the construction worksite to ensure that program participants are following safety precautions;Able to work independently to accomplish work related functions; Attends necessary trainings that benefit the YouthBuild program and participants;Participates in project planning and decision making as part of the construction team;Works with local employers and union representatives to assist trainees in passing union tests and enrolling in apprenticeship programs;Works with dedicated construction site’s timelines to complete projects in a timely manner with or without active participants;Partners with local agencies on special events and projects;Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Education Center.


  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma with a minimum of one (1) year of recent construction related experience preferred or no High School Equivalency, but actively seeking HSE with two (2) years’ recent experience in the construction field.
  • Recruitment and social engagement skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Must possess a strong commitment to assisting youth succeed in an innovative training program to reorient their lives, nurture their leadership skills and enable them to make a difference in their community.
  • Ability to establish rapport and relate sensitively to a multiracial and multicultural group of youth.
  • Must be understanding of the issues facing youth in the community and a willingness to learn from our youth.
  • Must be team-oriented and with a non-judgmental attitude.
  • Some travel is required for this position. A valid driver license is preferred.
  • Asuccessful three-part background check is required to fill this position.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 9/26/2021

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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