NCCC Seeks Team Leaders
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Posted by: Greg Heinrich
The Eastern Region of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps located in Perry Point, MD is currently hiring Team Leaders for our next service year to begin in January 2009.
AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a residential national service program for men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. For 10 months, members serve on teams to meet urgent community needs in disaster relief, environment, education, public safety and unmet human needs. Teams work on projects in the hurricane ravaged Gulf Coast and throughout the country with non-profit programs, state and local agencies, and other community and faith-based groups.
The Team Leader coordinates the activities of 10-12 Corps Members on service projects generally lasting 6-8 weeks. He/She serves as a role model, facilitator, educator, and safety manager while encouraging high standards for all team members. The Team Leader serves as a liaison between the campus and project sponsor and reports directly to a Unit Leader. Above all, the Team Leader encourages a positive, safe and productive service environment for the members on his/her team.
AmeriCorps NCCC seeks applicants who have experience working with young adults from diverse ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds. Applicants must demonstrate a high degree of patience, flexibility, and adaptability. They will be expected to lead through example and actively enforce AmeriCorps NCCC rules and policies. Applicants must be prepared for many challenges and be willing to make an 11-month commitment. The Team Leader position is a demanding job that requires long and intense hours but which yields countless rewards.
In exchange for an 11-month commitment, Team Leaders receive the following: living allowance of $12,500, free room and board, limited health and child care benefits, education award of $4,725, loan forbearance, uniforms, transportation to and from the campus at the beginning and end of the program, and the opportunity to travel, gain experience and learn new skills.
How to Apply:
Submit applications to:
c/o Shawna Vreeke
AmeriCorps NCCC/ Eastern Region
VA Medical Center
P.O. Box 27
Perry Point, MD 21092
1-800-949-1003, ext. 6262