Open AmeriCorps Positions

2022 – 2023 AmeriCorps Positions

  • 2022 – 2023 Public Health AmeriCorps positions will start in September 2022 and will involve 1200 or 900 hours of service. First round interviews will start in June 2022. For more information about the program, please visit our Public Health AmeriCorps page

  • All members will:
  • Participate in Participate in Cornell’s Public Health Essentials Training (60-80 hours)
  • Serve for 10-12 months (or have increased hours in a shorter time period)
  • Receive College Loan Forbearance (if desired)
Term of Service Average hours/week FTE (Full Time Equivalent) Living Allowance Stipend Education Award Total Compensation
1200 hours 30-35 0.7 $15,000 $4,441.50 $19,441.50
900 hours 20-25 0.5 $11,000 $3,172.59 $14,172.59

Public Health AmeriCorps Positions

Education Associate (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The Public Health AmeriCorps Education Associate will work with the Health Education team at Rural Health Network of South Central New York to identify gaps in client populations for evidence-based health education programs. With a primary focus on diversity, the Associate will assist with the design and distribution of marketing materials, community presentations, recruitment and referrals into evidence-based health education programs. This position requires skills in data collection, analysis, and report writing; the ability to work independently; and a comfortability with public speaking.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Farm to School Member (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

Farm to School Members are a part of our regional Farm to School program that works collaboratively with 26 school districts in South Central New York. Farm to School members will work as part of a team at the Food and Health Network of South Central New York with the Farm to School Coordinator to develop, implement, grow, and evaluate programs to bring healthy, local food to students. Members will work with staff, students, parents, farms, and community partners to increase capacity for hands-on learning, local procurement, and creating a school-wide culture of health.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Food Systems Member (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The position of the Public Health AmeriCorps Food Systems Member will work closely with staff of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County’s Regional Farmer’s Market, Taste NY, Community Nutrition, and Ag Development team to address public health and food related issues such as food insecurity, nutrition education, product development, farmer support, and other community needs.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Youth Education Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network’s Youth Services department is seeking two talented and inspiring individuals to join our team as Youth Education Specialists. Under the direction of the Youth Services Director, the YE Specialists will be involved with all aspects of the Youth Services department and will work alongside the educators to facilitate programs, create and/or edit program content, promote program information, and analyze data. Youth Services primarily works with middle and high school students in classroom settings, parents and caregivers, and local school districts to promote comprehensive sexuality education and life skills with the goal of providing young people with the information they need to protect their health and future.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, proof of COVID vaccine, and a four year college degree.

Ideal applicants will possess:

  • A general knowledge of adolescent development and comprehensive sexuality education
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma or trauma-informed education
  • Program facilitation experience
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom, and social media platforms
Social Isolation Prevention Advocate (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The Social Isolation Prevention Coordinator will conduct outreach to older adults and engage in a variety of tasks that aim to address social isolation issues. The Coordinator will work closely with other Broome County Office for Aging (OFA) staff and support multiple departments. The Advocate will engage in the following social isolation prevention activities assigned to by his/her supervisor: Identifying older adults who are socially isolated, Friendly calling, surveying, virtual programming, respite/friendly visiting, Meals on Wheels deliveries, senior center support and adult day program support efforts.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, proof of COVID vaccine, and a four year college degree.

Food Equity Project - Community Engagement Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The Community Engagement Specialists will educate the community on existing programs at the Broome County Council of Churches (BCCC) to ensure access to healthy foods. BCCC operates the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW is a grass-roots food bank) which supports 100 emergency food programs in Broome County. The Greater Good Grocery is a non-profit grocer providing high-quality food at affordable prices and offers programs designed to address food access issues. Faith In Action Volunteers offers a program designed to meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors in our community.

BCCC is looking to transform the way we serve our community and we need people who are innovative, motivated, can run with new ideas and concepts, and – most of all – are not afraid to fail. We have a fun work environment and value creativity. You will also learn about fundraising and agency operations in this position. A “Can Do” attitude is a must. We are a small shop and everyone wears multiple hats. Thanks for your consideration.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License and a full COVID vaccination.

Population Health Coordinator at Lourdes Pharmacy (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

Population Health Coordinator will help coordinate efforts to help patients access Telehealth services at Lourdes Pharmacy Binghamton. AmeriCorps workers will also assist Pharmacists, Financial Counselors, and other Lourdes Population Health advocates to document and track outcomes of work performed at Lourdes Pharmacy. Work that they will be involved in will include: Prior Authorization requests for medications, adherence calls to patients, identifying and assisting patients in various care gaps.

A background in data analytics or experience with Google Sheets is preferred. We are looking for a kind, compassionate, and independent thinker who will look at our challenges and workload with a new perspective. Patient outreach is a primary function of this role, so empathy and a collaborative, humble nature are a must.

Applicants must have a current flu shot and a full COVID vaccination..

Food Access and Community Outreach Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The PHA Food Access and Community Outreach Specialist will 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. This position is responsible for providing support to the weekly pantry distribution. Additionally, the position will assist with community engagement efforts around the social determinants of health, including program development to address community needs and recruitment.

Applicants must have a full COVID vaccination.

Community Transportation Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

Getthere, the mobility management program of the Rural Health Network of South Central New York is seeking a Public Health AmeriCorps Community Transportation Specialist (PHACT) to provide transportation services to organizations and individuals in need throughout its service area. In addition to operating Getthere’s 12-passenger van, the PHACT will work in the Getthere Call Center supporting its mobility management operations.

The PHACT will provide outstanding customer service and support to people by using Getthere’s Ford Transit passenger van to drive service recipients to locations possibly including: work, medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other community destinations.  Additionally, the member will be required to load and deliver groceries/food boxes, medical supplies, and other items as needed. The member will also represent Getthere at job fairs and community tabling events and assist the Getthere Director and Assistant Director in volunteer driver recruitment efforts. 

Applicants must be 21 years old+, have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination. 

Rural Community Health Worker Apprentice: Aging Services (Whitney Point, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 20-24 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The PHA Rural Community Health Worker Apprentice: Aging Services member will be placed at our Naturally Occurring Retirement Community office with our Northern Broome Cares program of the RHNSCNY. (Located in Whitney Point, NY at the Broome County Office for Aging Northern Broome Senior Center.) The PHA will interface daily with seniors visitng the center for a variety of aging services, resources and activities. The target population for Northern Broome Cares Program is 60 or older living in four rural towns surrounding the area. Duties inlcude information & referral assistance, case management, and health care assistance.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Program Assistant with Southern Tier Health Care System, Inc (Olean, NY)

Two positions are available: .5 FTE (20-25 hours/week) and .7 FTE (30-35 hours/week)

September 2022 – June/July 2023

The Public Health AmeriCorps Program Assistants will join the team at Southern Tier Health Care System and assess the most effective methods and formats to reach the target audiences for various programs such as bleeding control education, opioid overdose prevention education, hand-only CPR, car seat safety, injury prevention, and vaccination education. Members will also create a schedule for digital and virtual education and distribution of printed materials, track data on the distribution of materials, and respond to outreach for assistance/navigation from target audience (and make referrals as appropriate).

Both Program Assistants will participate in the NYS EMT-B Certification Program.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Program Assistant with Cayuga Community Health Network (Auburn, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

These positions will assist the Cayuga Community Health Network program coordinators with program service delivery, program promotion, and program evaluation. Members will also assist with all COVID-19 related efforts. Each Program Assistant will serve in a rural community and strive to make health and wellness programs and services accessible to all.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Community Outreach Coordinator with Steuben County Public Defender's Office (Bath, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, 30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

The Outreach Coordinator will organize, plan, schedule and create materials for community outreach and legal information distribution. This person will represent the Public Defender’s Office and work with staff, and outside organizations, to develop and implement initiatives that increase legal education and awareness in the community. This position is designed to promote public education and awareness on topics such as parental resources, mental health issues, navigating substance abuse treatment, basic legal rights pertaining to Criminal Law and other areas. Community-driven, enthusiastic and self-motivation is key in continuing the Mission of the Steuben County Public Defender’s Office.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

A college education is preferred but not required. 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.

Intake Advocate with Steuben County Public Defender's Office (Bath, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

The Intake Advocate is the first point of contact for individuals and current clients coming to the Steuben County Public Defender’s 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.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Highly recommended but not required: Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science, data management, or similar field. Experience in customer service, client services. 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.

Project Assistant with Seven Valleys Health Coalition (Cortland, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

The Seven Valleys Health Coalition (SVHC) PHA Project Assistant will provide support to SVHC on both their food systems and community health education efforts. Food systems work will include participation in the Cortland Food Project (CFP) food policy council and SVHC’s efforts towards addressing hunger and healthy, local foods access through a variety of means. The member will work in Cortland County with SVHC and CFP partner organizations on efforts such as but not limited to: assisting the Cortland Food Project steering and subcommittees, with a special focus on the Hunger Coalition and supporting efforts to meet the goals of Cortland’s Local Foods, Local Places action plan. Community Health Education work will focus on addressing priority areas determined by the Cortland County Community Health Assessment. Specific duties may include but not be limited to: coordinating cooking classes; providing chronic disease prevention and self-management education; assisting with oral health initiatives; and promotion of the 2-1-1. PHA Project Assistants will provide additional support to SVHC’s efforts to address social determinants of health in Cortland County including grant writing, project research and volunteer recruitment as required. Member will serve for approximately 30 hours/week in a hybrid work environment including remote and in person at the Seven Valleys Health Coalition office in Cortland.

Applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

 

Literacy Coordinator (Cortland, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The PHA will be working to support the work of Cortland Area Communities That Care (CACTC), a public health agency based in Cortland County. This member will support our literacy work in both Cortland and Onondaga Counties. This person will support the Books To Grow On Program, our Early Moment Campaign and other efforts including coalition work.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and a full COVID vaccination.

Outreach Coordinator (Cortland, NY)

September 2022 – June/July 2023, ~20-25 hours/week (.5 FTE)

The PHA will be working to support the work of Cortland Area Communities That Care (CACTC), a public health agency based in Cortland County. This member will support the agency’s prevention work that is currently focused on youth alcohol and marijuana prevention as well as opioid overdose prevention. This person will work to support the Healing Cortland initiative, a collaborative efforts of partners across the community working to reduce overdose deaths. This will include coordinating Narcan trainings and other outreach activities.

Applicants must have a valid Driver’s License, a personal vehicle, and and a full COVID vaccination.

2021 – 2022 AmeriCorps Positions

Serve full- or part-time for 10-12 months, or increased hours in a shorter time period

  • College Loan Forbearance available
Term of Service Living Allowance Stipend Education Award
675 hours $6,353 $2,417.14
450 hours $4,235 $1,678.57
300 hours $3,196 $1,342.86

675 Hour Positions

Urban Farm Program Assistant with VINES (Binghamton, NY)
March – November @ 20 hours weekly

Total Compensation: $8770.14 ($6353.00 Living Allowance and $2417.14 Education Award) 

The Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant will support VINES’ Urban Farm and Youth Employment Program. The goals of these programs are to:

– Increase access of low income individuals/families to affordable, locally grown fruits and vegetables
– Increase local food production and support local family farms
– Develop a stronger food system within the Binghamton area by partnering with local farms, agencies, and
restaurants
– Provide education to volunteers and farm visitors and empower them to grow their own food
– Provide education and support to youth employees, teaching them about local and sustainable agriculture

VINES Urban Farm and Youth Employment programming helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton and the surrounding area, improve food security, encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases, and empower Binghamton Youth to become food
justice advocates and farmers. This RHSC Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant will focus on helping the Urban Farm Manager to implement a successful growing season, and a successful Youth Employment Program. This includes all aspects of agricultural production and the supervision of volunteers and youth employees in this endeavor.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, and/or experience in relevant field (nutrition/wellness, education,
agriculture, horticulture, natural resources) preferred AND/OR experience in the field of nutrition/wellness, urban agriculture, sustainability, education or social justice work.

450 Hour Positions

Farm Share Program Assistant with VINES (Binghamton, NY)
June – October @ 20-24 hours weekly
Total Compensation: $5,913.57 ($4235.00 Living Allowance and $1678.57 Education Award)

VINES Farm Share programming helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton and the surrounding area, improve food security, and encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases. This RHSC Farm Share Program Assistant will focus on the development and expansion of new and existing educational materials and work directly with members to understand how to identify, store, and prepare produce. Further, this RHSC member will assist the Farm Share Program Coordinator with the implementation of the Farm Share Program. This includes data entry and data management, coordinating drop-off and pick-up times for shares from local farmers, transportation of shares, distribution of shares to residents, and coordination of nutrition and cooking demonstrations at distribution sites.

The Farm Share Program Assistant will support VINES’ Farm Share Program. The goals of this program is to:
– increase access of low-income individuals/families to affordable, locally grown fruits and vegetables
– increase local food production and support local family farms
– develop a stronger food system within the Binghamton area by partnering with local farms and agencies
– provide education to low-income individuals/families on how to identify, store and prepare produce from their farm shares as well as further education on nutrition as needed.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, and/or experience in relevant field (nutrition/wellness, education,
agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, food service) preferred AND/OR experience in the field of
nutrition/wellness, urban agriculture, sustainability, education or social justice work.
Driver’s license is required.

Community Garden (Green Thumb) Program Assistant with VINES (Binghamton, NY)
June – October @ 20-24 hours weekly
Total Compensation: $5,913.57 ($4235.00 Living Allowance and $1678.57 Education Award)

VINES’ programming helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton and the surrounding area, improve food security, and encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases. The Community Garden Assistant will assist with the development, maintenance,
and expansion of community garden operations and help implement Green Thumb Educational Workshops. Further, this RHSC member will assist with a community meal (~3 times per year).

The Community Garden Program Assistant will support VINES’ Community Garden & Green Thumb Workshop series. The goals of these programs is to:
– empower community members to grow their own food, and be advocates for their local food supply
– provide hands on training in our local food system from seed starting to food preservation
– increase access of low-income individuals/families to affordable, locally grown fruits and vegetables
– increase local food production and support local family farms
– develop a stronger food system within the Binghamton area by partnering with local farms and agencies
– provide education to low income individuals/families on how to identify, store and prepare produce from their farm shares as well as further education on nutrition as needed.

Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, and/or direct experience in fields relevant to nutrition/wellness, education, agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, urban agriculture, sustainability, education or social justice work.

Driver’s license is required.

Cortland Area Communities that Care Project Assistant (Cortland, NY)

Flexible hours and start date, must complete within one year (between September 2021 and November 2022)

Cortland Area Communities That Care envisions a community where all youth have the opportunity to be healthy and successful. We believe that the earlier we can prevent the issues that might put youth at risk in our community the healthier and successful they will be in the future. We use data and design to build services that drive population level outcomes. We specialize in providing research, strategy, media campaigns, social media, policy change, and youth engagement services to partners in the Cortland community. The Project Assistant is responsible for the daily support of the CACTC Literacy Project, which includes providing office support to the CACTC literacy projects, including Books to Grow On, Hello Cortland and the Early Learning Moments Campaign.

Requirements: valid NYS Driver’s License, auto insurance coverage, Associate’s Degree in human service related field. at least one year experience working in a program office

300 Hour Positions

Youth Program Assistant with VINES (Binghamton, NY)
June – September @ 18 hours weekly
Total Compensation: $4,538.86 ($3196.00 Living Allowance and $1342.86 Education Award
VINES’ Grow Binghamton youth employment program helps to increase access to healthy affordable foods in Binghamton and the surrounding area, improve food security, encourage residents to make healthier decisions for reducing diet-related diseases, and empower Binghamton Youth to become food justice advocates and farmers. This RHSC Youth Program Assistant will focus on helping the Youth Program
Manager to implement a successful Youth Employment Program and a successful growing season. This includes the supervision of youth employees and supporting agricultural production.
The Youth Program Assistant will support VINES’ Youth Employment Program. The goals of this program is to:
– provide education and support to teenage employees, teaching them about local and sustainable agriculture and providing them with realize their capabilities and grow their leadership skills
– increase access of low income individuals/families to affordable, locally grown fruits and vegetables
– increase local food production
– provide education to volunteers and farm visitors and empower them to grow their own food
Required Academic and Experience Qualifications:
Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, and/or experience in relevant field (nutrition/wellness, education,
agriculture, horticulture, natural resources) preferred AND/OR experience in the field of nutrition/wellness, urban agriculture, sustainability, education or social justice work.
Summer Home Improvement Crew (Whitney Point, NY)
Summer 2022, 40 hours/week
Total Compensation: $4,538.86 ($3196.00 Living Allowance and $1342.86 Education Award
The AmeriCorps – Home Repair Crew Member Position is a seasonal (summer) 300 hour AmeriCorps position. The Crew is comprised of four AmeriCorps Members and one Crew Leader staff member. The Crew will be trained to address outdoor home maintenance and light repair needs for older homeowners living in Northern Broome County, NY. The work will require the use of tools (hand tools and power tools) and require a high level of activity throughout the work day. Crew Members will need to be able to lift heavy objects and to not have physical limitations that prevent them from doing manual labor, including painting, landscaping and moving materials. This program is meant for young adults aged 18 -25.

Application

Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:

  • 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

Application

Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:

  • 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, clear a National Service Criminal History Check, and have their high school diploma or GED