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AmeriCorps Member: College & University Liaison (Blacksburg, VA)

compensation: $1,008/month living stipend (before taxes); $5,645 AmeriCorps Education Award (upon successful completion of service term commitment and 1700 hours of service)

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This AmeriCorps Member will serve with the American Red Cross on its Disaster Preparedness and Response programs. This individual will develop strategies for recruiting student volunteers from local institutions of higher education to participate in the disaster and education portions of the network.

The Liaison will implement recruitment strategies, research volunteer management practices, and serve as a resource on volunteer management for partner organizations.

Other responsibilities include: building relationships with and making presentations to student organizations at area higher education institutions; assisting in the planning and implementation of professional development and social opportunities for members of the VT Engage AmeriCorps Network; and developing assessment tools for the network partners.

This position is part of the new AmeriCorps Network at a Virginia Tech department, VT Engage: The Community Learning Collaborative, which is partnering with the Red Cross on this initiative. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Work Schedule/Important Dates
-1700 hours over one year/~32.5 hours weekly
-Start Date: 9/1/14
-End Date: 9/14/15

Other Information
-To find out more about this position: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

Qualifications
-Commit to serve full year (September 1, 2014 -- September 1, 2015.)
-Successfully serve in the position and serve all required hours for position.
-Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.
-Must be 17 years of age at the start date of service.
-Have a valid Driver's License & pass driving screening.
-Pass required criminal background checks.

About AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program's founding in 1994, more than 800,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.
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