Open AmeriCorps Positions
- Health insurance and child care assistance is available for full-time (1700 hour) members
- Serve full- or part-time for 10-12 months, or increased hours in a shorter time period
- College Loan Forbearance available
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1700 Hour Positions
Fall 2020 – Late Summer 2021, 40 hours/week
Seven Valleys Health Coalition - Cortland, NY
SVHC/CFP Program Associate
The Seven Valleys Health Coalition / Cortland Food Project (SVHC/CFP) Program Assistant will provide support to four core SVHC/CFP program areas: 1) Healthy, Local Food Access and Promotion, 2) Transportation as social determinant of health, 3) Hunger, and 4) Farm to School. The member will work with partner organizations to revitalize the Cortland Hunger Coalition, coordinate follow up on the Local Foods, Local Places action plan, research funding opportunities for projects through the LFLP action plan and the Cortland Food Project, provide support to Farm to School work in the County, assist with the Supports for Health program, collaborate on expansion of Population Health Improvement Work in Cortland as related to the new healthy food access goal anticipated in the 2019-2024 NYS Prevention Agenda.
Steuben County Public Defender's Office (2 Position Available) - Bath, NY
Community Outreach Coordinator
Criminal Defense Division
The AmeriCorps member will organize, plan, schedule and create materials for community outreach events and legal information seminars. This person will represent the Public Defender’s Office and work with staff to develop and implement initiatives that increase legal education and awareness in the community and
for our clients and their families. Community-driven, enthusiastic and self-motivation is key in
continuing the Mission of the Steuben County Public Defender’s Office.
Required: Must be at least 18 years of age prior to commencement of service and have a high school
diploma or its equivalent. College education is preferred but not required. Candidates must have a valid NYS Driver License and licensed, registered and insured vehicle to perform functions of this role. Candidates must also satisfy the National Criminal History Check. The successful applicant will have a positive attitude, be friendly and enthusiastic. Knowledge of traditional media and other advertising platforms is preferred. Applicants must ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be detail oriented. Proficiency and/or familiarity with computer programs which may include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and others will greatly improve the candidate’s ability to achieve the above goals.
Highly Recommended but Not Required: Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing business or related field. Preferred experience with outreach activities or event planning.
Criminal Defense Division
The Intake Advocate is the first point of contact for individuals and current clients coming to the office
or calling. The Advocate will meet with new and/or current clients, perform basic intake investigation,
compile data and communicate information to the appropriate staff attorney or paralegal to determine
the next course of action for clients or prospective clients.
Required: Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of commencement of service, and have a high
school diploma or its equivalent. College education is preferred but not required. Fulfill the Mission of
the Steuben County Public Defender’s Office in providing quality service to clients we serve. Attention
to detail is essential. Respect client/individual dignity and confidentiality. Adhere to all Department
policies and procedures. Demonstrate the ability to use standard office equipment such as telephones,
computers, copiers, fax machines, etc. Ability to communicate with others effectively and deal with
sensitive subject matter related to criminal cases. Possess the ability to adjust to constantly changing
Highly recommended but Not Required: Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science, data management, or similar field is preferred but not required. Experience in customer service, client services, is preferred but not required. Proficiency with computer programs which may include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and others. Ability to de-escalate situations with clients over the telephone or in
person; calm frustrated clients quickly and make decisions based upon anticipated outcomes.
Broome County Council of Churches - Binghamton, NY
(Position Description coming shortly)
1200 Hour Positions
Fall 2020 – Late Summer 2021, 30 hours/week
Farm to School Corps (3 Positions Available) - Binghamton, NY
Farm to School AmeriCorps Member
(Position Description coming shortly)
900 Hour Positions
Fall 2020 – Late Summer 2021, 20 hours/week (Flexible Schedule)
Cortland Area Communities That Care - Cortland, NY
Prevention Outreach Coordinator
The AmeriCorps member will support community prevention efforts through education, public
awareness, and coalition building. Prevention activities will include planning and facilitating community activities such as forums, coalition meetings, medication disposals, and Narcan trainings. Member will assist in the implementation of countywide awareness and education activities.
Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (United Way of Broome County )- Binghamton, NY
Healthy Lifestyles Assistant
A prime role of the Healthy Lifestyles Assistant will be to assist the United Way and the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition in engaging residents in the development and implementation of initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles among residents living in the North and East sides of Binghamton. The Assistant will help develop the project work plan and community engagement plan that aims to support the social, emotional, and mental health of community residents. The Assistant will conduct public outreach to involve residents in the process of selecting priority programs and projects. He/she will also recruit and coordinate volunteers to develop educational programming and other activities that promote healthy eating, active living, improved food access, substance abuse prevention, and general well-being. While the Assistant will provide support to volunteers and partner agencies in carrying out these activities, it is essential that a sustainable structure be adopted to support ongoing volunteer-led programming beyond his/her service.
450 Hour Positions
Hours and dates are flexible for most positions
CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) - Binghamton, NY
Fall 2020 – Fall 2021
CHOW Mobile Food Pantry Associate
The CHOW Mobile Food Pantry Associate will be responsible for helping to identify areas of need in the community, scheduling when the mobile pantry will
take place, loading vehicles (vans) with food, delivering & distributing the food and keeping track of how much food was distributed and who was served.
GetThere - Binghamton, NY
450 Hour AmeriCorps Position July/Aug – Nov 2020
Access to Health Transport and Delivery Driver
Provide transportation services to Broome County seniors to maintain and improve their health, ie healthcare or health related appointments, food and or prescription deliveries utilizing Rural Health Network Van. Primary hours will be Monday – Friday between 8:00AM – 5:00 PM @ 25-30 hours weekly. AmeriCorps member will drive the Rural Health Network Getthere vehicle during service hours. Must be punctual, friendly, and personable. Must be 25 years or older with clean driving record and current license and proof of insurance. Comprehensive background check to include FBI fingerprinting and DMV check.
Personal vehicle not required.
VINES - Binghamton, NY
Position Start Date: May 2021
(More information about these positions will be posted in 2021)
- An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
- Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
- Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and they must have their high school diploma or GED