FULL-TIME AMERICORPS VOLUNTEER STIPEND POSITION
EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR

Location: 620 18t h Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112
Start: September 1, 2013 | Complete: July 15, 2014

Jubilee Women’s Center provides women experiencing poverty with community housing, care management, classes, a clothing boutique, community meals, referrals and other support services. This year, Jubilee opened a new Learning & Opportunity Center to serve more low-income women with free classes in job readiness, technology and life skills including money management. Jubilee’s mission is to “support women experiencing poverty to build stable and fulfilling futures, one extraordinary woman at a time.”
Located on Capitol Hill, Jubilee is an independent 501(c)(3) organization with a community-based board of directors. Residents’ private bedrooms, communal living areas, free clothing boutique, community meals, classes and computer lab are located in the main building. There are a few resident rooms and communal areas located in the adjacent house. Staff and AmeriCorps members are located in both houses, providing a
unique, hands-on, learning experience.
MEMBER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Jubilee’s AmeriCorps member will support staff to provide disaster preparedness activities and training for community members including economically disadvantaged individuals to increase their knowledge and confidence in their ability to respond in the event of a disaster. This person will also support staff in connecting economically disadvantaged individuals including older adults and individuals with disabilities to
emergency food, and other services that will allow them to live independently and increase their social support through community meals.
• Help update disaster preparedness plan, such as updating and communicating evacuation plans, emergency contacts, policies and procedures
• Assist with coordinating and teaching first aid, CPR and AED trainings
• Help coordinate and conduct regular disaster preparedness trainings and drills
• Standardize and streamline systems for disaster preparedness, such as creating inventory checklist for emergency supplies and annual safety and maintenance schedules
• Communicate with neighborhood groups and representJubilee at community meetings
• Help program team offer consistent intake and referral services for individuals in need of housing, clothing and basic necessities
• Update referral services system
• Assist staff in development and implementation of systems for data collection and evaluation of services, including documentation of participation in disaster preparedness activities; number of economically disadvantaged community members who participate in disaster preparedness training, and number who demonstrate increased knowledge and/or confidence in their ability to respond in a disaster
• Increase outreach efforts and visibility to local agencies
• Capture “stories of service” with photographs depicting self in service for Washington Service Corpsreports and to include in Jubilee newsletters, electronic updates and social media
• Attend staff meetings
• Participate in the recruitment, retention and support of volunteers, including baby boomers and veterans, who will further the goals of the AmeriCorps project
• Oversee the volunteer activities of the AmeriCorps project to ensure that the activities are allowable
• Implement at least three new effective volunteer management practices

QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to communicate and work well with people from diverse backgrounds; experience in customer service and community outreach; friendly, flexible and approachable manner; excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work independently on projects and see them through start to finish; working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint; and strong decision-making skills and ability to
prioritize multiple tasks.

HOURS OF SERVICE:
Jubilee observes all major holidays. In the case that the agency is closed on a holiday not recognized by Washington Service Corps, we can arrange an alternative schedule that works for the AmeriCorps member.

Typical schedule will be Mondays and Fridays 9am to 6pm; Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 7pm, with one hour lunch breaks. May require evening or occasional weekend service outside of scheduled hours.

REQUIRED TRAININGS:
Washington Service Corps:Attendance at SERVES Institute tentatively scheduled for October 28-30, 2013 in Yakima, WA that requires 2 night/ 3 day stay, and completion of the following core training competencies:

AmeriCorps Affiliation and Program Orientation; Cultural Competency; Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Management; Effective Communication; Leadership Skills; Performance Measurement; Life After AmeriCorps.

Site-Specific Trainings: Cultural Competency: Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity and Thriving in Community: Boundaries, Self-awareness, Healthy Communication and Codependency.

SUPERVISION:
Jubilee’s ExecutiveDirector will provide regular and ongoing support and guidance.

AMERICORPS LIVING STIPEND:

$1,125 monthly stipend during service, before deductions and withholdings, and $5,550 AmeriCorps
Education Award upon successful completion of service term.

TO APPLY:
1. Check the AmeriCorps eligibility requirements and benefits at:
http://www.esd.wa.gov/washingtonservicecorps/wsc-individual-placement-program.php
2. If eligible, download the AmeriCorps position application at:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51163&fromSearch=true
3. Complete the application and email to cheryl@jwcenter.org, fax to 206.329.3320 (Attn: Cheryl Sesnon) or mail to:
Cheryl Sesnon, ExecutiveDirector
Jubilee Women’s Center
620 18th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

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