Sitka Adult Education Program
University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus
(AmeriCorps Program Administered/Sponsored By Nine Star Enterprises)
DATE: January 2009
TITLE: AMERICORPS Program Member
RESPONSIBLE TO: Alaska Americorps Literacy Program administered by Nine Star Enterprises, Anchorage, Alaska.
This Americorps site (Sitka) is supervised by the Learning Center Director, Sitka Campus University of Alaska
Required: Bachelor's Degree.
Preferred: Teaching or tutoring experience. Computer skills including internet experience; Ability to tutor basic skills to adults including reading, writing, basic math, GED preparation.
Personal Qualities: mature, self-directed, patient, able to work with students and co-workers in a positive way. Must have excellent organization skills and be able to work in a self-directed job situation. Must be able to communicate well both speaking and writing. Must be able to drive to various community locations in Sitka or be physically able to commute on foot or by bicycle.
This position is particularly suited for persons who believe in concept of community service or persons who want to develop work experience in areas of education or social service.
Persons receiving Public Assistance may apply for this position, but should discuss the effects of the living stipend on benefits with the Public Assistance Office.
The applicant cannot be a full-time college student or have other full-time employment. Limited work or school is acceptable.
The successful applicant may be required to travel for training workshops in Anchorage or Juneau.
POSITION SUMMARY: This is a volunteer position through the federal Americorps /VISTA Program (Corporation for National Service).
Training Activities: Local training and orientation. Possible National Service orientation workshops or training sessions in Anchorage and Juneau (pending funding.)
Project Activities: This positions involves teaching and tutoring in the Sitka Adult Education Program. Activities include tutoring basic reading, math, English, GED preparation; developing community service workshops, program promotion, testing; assisting adults in job seeking activities (resume writing, developing job search skills and interviewing skills.) Additional college tutoring opportunities depending on experience.
SALARY: This is a volunteer position. The program will provide the following:
$950/mo Living allowance (before taxes)
$2230 Child Care Supplement
Full Health Insurance
Social Security (FICA)
$4725 Education Award upon completion of contract obligations
All travel expenses for training provided