Monday, July 11, 2011

Americorps VISTA and Americorps Lifebridge Positions at the Mary H. Weir Library

Americorps VISTA Position

National Community Employment Experience Opportunity: The Mary H. Weir Public Library has an AmeriCorps VISTA position for a college graduate for the Library’s Community Grant Center Service Developer and Implementation Services.

Candidate will introduce and implement a public grant center service to Weirton Area and build sustainability with community collaborative resources. Duties will include: raising awareness of the Library’s new resources within area non-profits, government and community at large, developing and implementing grant writing and educational resources workshops, soliciting funding and volunteers, building a data base of resources, and a communication system that will enable easy access to demographic information for area non-profits, individuals, agencies, educational institutions and businesses. This information and communication network will be useful for community visioning and development. The candidate will solicit professional volunteers for mentoring newer non-profits that may need help and or resources to address their needs in Weirton area community.

Commitment Responsibility: one year
Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Education, Technology.

Skills: Communications, Community Organization, Computers/Technology, Education, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Public Speaking, Recruitment, Writing/Editing, Youth Development, General Skills, No outside employment .

“This is an excellent opportunity for a college graduate interested in obtaining experience and applying their education in community development, public service, examining community (information) resources and visioning.” Mr. Rekowski, Director, Mary H. Weir Public Library.

Application Procedure: Applicants will find this position at the website MyAmeriCorps.Gov, click “employment” and search in WV for “UWCW Weir Public Library”. Applicant may log into and begin application process. Ms. Fundis in the Library Reference Department (304-797-8510) may provide assistance in locating the web site.

AmeriCorps LifeBridge Position

LifeBridge AmeriCorps Member position available at the Library for Public Library Service Program Support.

This position requires knowledge, experience working with computers, software and technology, working with and assisting library department staff, and with performing public community instructional informational and library workshops. Member will work with adults, parents, and children services including programming, homework and reference desk assignments. Candidate must have technology skills and high aptitude to learn library environments, operations, and work with the public. Good communication skills are required. Member will conduct workshops, read to children, and coordinate community volunteer resources.

Educational Requirement: College course work (minimum), College Degree preferred.

Commitment Responsibility: one year

Application Procedure: Contact the Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main Street, Weirton, WV 26062, 304-797-8510, ask for Ms Makricosta for application packet.

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