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UD Community Corps

Position Descriptions

The following positions are available in 2021:

Service Locations, Dayton Metro Library Rock Your Homework and Summer Programs:
  • Northwest Library
  • Madden Hills Library
Service Hour Options:

School-year Minimum Time: 300 hours from September 2020-April 2021 (about 12 hours a week). Stipend total is up to $2,685 and Education Award up to $1,311.11

School-year Reduced Half-Time: 675 hours from September 2020-April 2021 (about 23 hours a week). Stipend total is up to $6,050 and Education Award up to $2,360.00.

Spring Minimum Time: 300 hours from January 2021-April 2021 (about 23 hours a week). Stipend total is up to $2,685 and Education Award up to $1,311.11.

Summer Minimum Time: 300 hours from May 2021-August 2021 (about 23 hours a week). Stipend total is up to $2,685 and Education Award up to $1,311.11.

Position Overview:

This volunteer opportunity is responsible for actively listening and assisting students with their homework or project questions and aiding with other out-of-school time programming.

  • Assisting students with homework and project needs by actively listening and having an open-ended discussion. Reviews homework assignments and provides constructive feedback.
  • Assisting students in developing skills in a variety of school subjects and creating a culture of higher learning.
  • Assist students and parents in using the HelpNow by Brainfuse service on the Library website.
  • Discussing and teaching effective study skills such as organizing homework, proofreading, using study guides, taking notes from a textbook, and more.
  • Showing students how to use the Library as a tool for research and homework needs.
  • Referring students to Library staff who request assistance on researching Library databases and finding various Library materials.
  • Sharing knowledge and experiences on identified subject matters, as needed.
  • Support tracking the requests, needs, and contacts members have with library patrons.
Qualifications: 

Must be over 18 years old, hold a high school degree or its equivalent. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder.

  • University of Dayton students preferred
  • Ability to determine a student’s information needs; to actively listen and assist library patrons.
  • Ability to use computer equipment and standard office equipment required. Proficient in using email, Microsoft Office products, and the Internet.
  • Represents the Library professionally when dealing with staff, managers, vendors, contractors, colleagues and members of the public.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their cultural background, status, lifestyle choices, or position. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views.
  • Asks for and offers help when needed. Informs supervisor of problems or concerns.
  • Comfortable working in the construct of a project team; exhibits cooperative attitude while working on all service tasks and willingly assists others; able to prioritize and plan assigned activities; and, uses time efficiently.

Service Locations:
  • Dayton Public Schools’ Neighborhood School Centers and their non-profit partners’ Family Resource Coordinators
  • YMCA - Cleveland Elementary School
  • YMCA - Edison Elementary School
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital - Kiser Elementary School
  • East End Community Services Corporation - Ruskin Elementary School
Service Hour Options:
  • School-year Minimum Time: 300 hours from September 2020-April 2021 (about 12 hours a week). Stipend total is up to $2,685 and Education Award up to $1,311.11
  • Summer Minimum Time: 300 hours from May 2021-Aug 2021 (about 23 hours a week). Stipend total is up to $2,685 and Education Award up to $1,311.11
Position Overview:

This volunteer opportunity will assist the Family Resource Coordinator with out-of-school programming, educational and mentoring support of students, supporting efforts at family and community engagement, assisting with coordinating volunteers at the school, and recruitment of fellow University of Dayton students to volunteer and support family empowerment events.

  • Assisting the Family Resource Coordinator in engaging school families in empowerment opportunities and educational enrichment programs;
  • Collaborating with the Family Resource Coordinator in finding resources to support and empower families;
  • Assisting in identifying volunteers that will support family engagement initiatives and after-school enrichment programming;
  • Providing coaching and educational support activities with school children and their families during out-of-school times;
  • Participating in the collection of data for program evaluation, program improvement, and program development;
  • Find community resources which will support the students including coordinating, identifying, and systematically recording resources available to families and students within Dayton Public Schools.
Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years old, enrolled in the University of Dayton, hold a high school degree or its equivalent. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse against children and or felony conviction of a murder.

  • Ability to actively listen and provide needed educational and social-emotional support to children and their families.
  • Ability to use computer equipment and standard office equipment is required. Proficient in using email, Microsoft Office products, and the Internet.
  • Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their cultural background, status, lifestyle choices, or position. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views;
  • Asks for and offers help when needed. Informs supervisor of problems or concerns. The member should be comfortable working in the construct of a project team
  • Exhibits cooperative attitude while working on all service tasks and willingly assists others;
  • Able to prioritize and plan assigned activities; and uses time efficiently.

Service Location:
  • Homeless Solutions Montgomery County Reibold Building 117 S. Main Street Suite 5100 Dayton, OH 45422 (virtual service optional)
Service Hours:
  • Summer Minimum Time: 300 hours from May 2021-August 2021 (about 23 hours a week). Stipend total is up to $2,685 and Education Award up to $1,311.11.
Position Overview:

This is a special position through the program to support the needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery. Food and housing insecurity are serious challenges that face our community; and the situation has worsened due to the impacts of the global pandemic.

The UD Community Corps Member will have the option to serve in-person or virtually. On-site service is contingent upon evaluation of the community’s COVID-19 infection rate, as well as state and local public health orders to ensure members safety.

The Housing Support Specialist is responsible for collaboration with Montgomery County’s homelessness crisis response system to a) identify housing opportunities for households experiencing homelessness, both families and singles; and b) coordinate with landlords and property managers to provide housing opportunities and promote housing stability for families & individuals with housing needs.

This position is required to actively seek out, obtain and maintain relationships with private and non-profit landlords and property managers. The Housing Support Specialist provides training to staff, clients, and landlords on housing opportunities and tenant/landlord roles and responsibilities. The Housing Support Specialist is an integral member of the Homeless Solutions Team and collaborates with all aspects of the Montgomery County Human Services Planning and Development Department, the local Continuum of Care (CoC), other County Departments and representatives of other nonprofit agencies.

This position reports to the Montgomery County Housing and Homeless Solutions Manager/Human Services Planning and Development Assistant Director. The Housing Support Specialist, AmeriCorps member will play a critical role in reducing housing insecurity in Montgomery County by cultivating new housing opportunities and mitigating potential landlord-tenant issues to deter evictions, when possible.

  • Researching housing topics, organize, collect and distribute housing information for organizational staff and program participants.
  • Developing knowledge of community resources, utilize advocacy skills and foster self-advocacy, so individuals or families expand their use of resources in the community as relates to housing services.
  • Proactive outreach to realtors, landlords, housing developers and other housing providers to identify new and existing housing opportunities.
  • Meet or speak with at least 10 new landlords/owners/managers per month.
    Follow up with landlords who previously said “no” at least quarterly to check-in.
  • Maintaining a Housing Directory of private and non-profit landlords, including agency contact information.
  • Developing a real-time “Housing Bank” of rental apartments/housing units within the community.
  • Tracking the number of newly engaged/identified landlords and placements with landlords.
  • Host virtual events (“Lunch & Learn”/ “Coffee with a Super”) on relevant topics i.e. Fair Housing, Housing First, Communicating with Landlords/Property Management, etc.
  • Acting as a resource for landlords experiencing conflict to find compromise/solutions to experienced problems, including connection to mediation services for more serious conflict to help avoid eviction.
Qualifications:

Must be over 18 years old and have a GED/high school degree. Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident. Must pass a criminal background check. Background check qualifications include no history of sex offenses, abuse of children and/or felony conviction of murder. Must have a valid driver’s license as well as access to a car with up-to-date insurance. University of Dayton students and alumni preferred.

Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.Ability to work with persons experiencing homelessness and other marginalized populations.Effective verbal and written communication skills. Adept conflict resolution and problem-solving abilities.


CONTACT

Fitz Center for Leadership in Community


1401 S. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45409
937-229-5400
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