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AmeriCorps Technical Assistant - Grant Funded (PT)

Mohawk Valley Community College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 23, 2021

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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 collaboratively with the Mohawk Valley YouthBuild grant-funded project team to build the youths’ leadership skills. Assists youth in the YouthBuild program with all construction related programming, including certifying students with a nationally-recognized credential. Provides youth of diverse backgrounds and from the high-needs population of the City of Utica with rigorous academic instruction, occupational skills and training and viable pathways to college and 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.
  • A successful three-part background check is required to fill this position.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 12/6/2021

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 in which 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 and differences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, different abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.
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