Open AmeriCorps Positions

2022 – 2023 Public Health AmeriCorps Positions

A full COVID vaccination (original shots and at least one booster) is required for all our positions.

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 $4,546.50 $19,546.50
900 hours 20-25 0.5 $11,000 $3,247.50 $14,247.50

 

Available Positions

(listed by county)

Fully Remote

Seven Valleys Health Coalition Project Assistant (Work from home or in Cortland, NY)

One positions available 

December 2022 – October/November 2023, 30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE) OR 20-25 hours/week (.5 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 with the option of being fully remote OR in person at the Seven Valleys Health Coalition office in Cortland (or any combination of the two). 

Applicants must have a full COVID vaccination.

Allegany County

Age-Friendly Communities Assistant (Belmont, NY)

Two positions available 

December 2022 – October/November 2023, 30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

The Public Health AmeriCorps Age-Friendly Communities Assistant will support Allegany County in its journey to become an Age-Friendly Community including coordinating day-to-day programming at the Forever Young Intergenerational Respite Program. The position will be responsible to develop, plan, and implement stimulating, high-quality programming that meets the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and individual needs of older adults using an intergenerational model. The program will support caregivers by offering their loved-one’s social companionship, meaningful activities, and active engagement in their community. Unlike current in-home and facility-based respite programs, this educational service model will allow adults to be productive, involve members of the community, and participate in programming that enhances independence. As part of Ardent Solutions’ Age-Friendly Communities Initiative, the position will be part of a team that strives to better meet the needs of Allegany County’s older adult residents by considering environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. This initiative seeks to allow older adults to stay in their communities and “age in place.”

Applicants should have course work and/or field experience in gerontology, recreation, education, social work, communications, or public health. Must be able to multi-task effectively.

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

Broome County

Farm to School Member (Binghamton, NY)

One position available 

December 2022 – October/November 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)

One position available 

December/ January – October/November 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.

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

One position available 

December 2022 – October/November 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)

Two positions available 

December 2022 – October/November 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..

Community Transportation Specialist (Binghamton, NY)

Two positions available 

December 2022 – October/November 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. 

Urban Farm Assistant with VINES (Binghamton, NY)

Winter 2023 – November 2023, 20-25 hours/week (.5 FTW)

The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Urban Farm Assistant will help the Urban Farm Manager to implement a successful growing season. This includes all aspects of agricultural production and the supervision of volunteers and youth employees in this endeavor. The member’s service will be key to advancing the goals of both VINES and the Rural Health Service Corps program of combating food insecurity by increasing convenient access to healthy foods, and educating program participants on the production of fresh foods. The Urban Farm and Youth Program Assistant will help with day-to-day farm tasks, and also help to increase the growing area under production at the Binghamton Urban Farm, developing new systems for efficiency of production, data management, volunteer tracking and retention, and attend farmer’s markets. 

This position requires a full COVID vaccine.

Farm Share Program Assistant with VINES (Binghamton, NY)

Winter 2023 – November 2023, 20-25 hours/week (.5 FTW)

The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Farm Share Program Assistant will assist the Farm Share Program Manager with the implementation of the Farm Share Program. This includes coordinating drop-off and pick-up times for shares from local farmers, distribution of shares to residents, and coordination of nutrition and cooking demonstrations at distribution sites. The Farm Share Program Assistant will also 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. The Farm Share Program Assistant will increase the number of individuals receiving support, services, education, and/or referrals to alleviate long-term hunger. The Farm Share Program Assistant will also focus on volunteer recruitment and retention. 

This position requires a full COVID vaccine.

Community Garden Assistant with VINES (Binghamton, NY)

Winter 2023 – November 2023, 20-25 hours/week (.5 FTW)

The Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) Community Garden Assistant will assist with the development, maintenance, and expansion of community garden operations, which will include the initiation of the community composting program and systematic soil testing. Furthermore, they will help implement Green Thumb Educational Workshops. The member’s service will be key to advancing the goals of both VINES and the Rural Health Service Corps program of combating food insecurity by educating program participants on how to plant, care for, and harvest fresh fruits and vegetables in VINES’ network of approximately 22 community gardens. The Community Garden Assistant will help build relationships with community gardeners and site coordinators to ensure that community members are receiving the information and materials they need to grow their own food and make changes in their health. 

This position requires a full COVID vaccine.

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

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

December 2022 – October/November 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.

Cayuga County

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

Two positions available 

December 2022 – October/November 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.

Transportation Program Assistant (Hudson, NY)

December 2022 – October/November 2023, ~30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

The PHA Transportation Program Assistant will help with the operation of the Children and Adults Rural Transportation Service (CARTS), a door-to-door non-emergency medical transportation program administered by the Healthcare Consortium that serves residents of Columbia and Greene Counties (New York) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (holidays excepted). With the supervision, guidance, and support of the Program Director and the Program Coordinator, with whom the position is co-located in a large and pleasant office in Hudson, NY, the Program Assistant will be involved in the following aspects of the program’s operation including, but not limited to: customer service by phone; trip scheduling and dispatch; monitoring the vehicle maintenance program; and, the collection, analysis, and reporting of program performance data.

Occasionally, the Program Assistant may also be called upon to transport clients, though this will not be a principal duty. During his/her tenure, the Program Assistant will also be engaged in a collaborative process with multiple public and private partners to develop the Columbia County Transportation Coordination Plan, as well as an internal process focused on business development. This position offers the opportunity to directly support service delivery to seniors and other vulnerable community members, while also providing an opportunity to the interested and able Americorps Member to get involved in group processes that plan for both the growth of the program and the larger transportation system of which it is a part.

Applicants must have a full COVID vaccination and a driver’s license.

Cortland County

Literacy Coordinator (Cortland, NY)

December 2022 – October/November 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)

December 2022 – October/November 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.

Erie County

Buffalo Farm to School Member (Buffalo, NY)

Two positions available

December 2022 – October/November 2023, 30-35 hours/week (.7 FTE)

The PHA Buffalo Farm to School Member will be part of the Buffalo Farm to School Team. They will work with the Farm to School Team, Buffalo City School District’s Department of Child Nutrition Services, cafeteria managers and food service staff, teachers, administrators, students, and community partners to increase capacity for hands-on learning and student engagement. They will have a specific focus on engaging students through taste tests and education about foods representing the district’s diverse student body. The PHA Buffalo Farm to School Member will have a specific focus on supporting the development and growth of the Celebrating Cultural Diversity program, which strives to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) food and farm partners and develop and menu culturally appropriate food to the diverse student body.

Applicants must have a full COVID vaccination and be able to travel to school buildings throughout the Buffalo City School District.

A college education is preferred but not required. Candidates must also satisfy the National Criminal History Check.

Steuben County

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

December 2022 – October/November 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.

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. A full COVID vaccination is also 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)

December 2022 – October/November 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.

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