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Start working with usAt Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models and the potential of children.

Careers

 

A rewarding way to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us! A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference.

Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America's youth, schools, and communities.

An Opportunity for Growth

That's obviously true for the children we serve. But it's also true within our organization. We need talented and passionate people in a variety of areas including Executive Leadership, Fund Development, Program Management, Marketing and Communications, Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technology.

We are committed to a diverse workforce with representation from every walk of life. We recognize how our organization is greatly enhanced when we unite people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Interested? Get started here:
For more information about working with us, contact Amy Barth, at abarth@bbbs-mv.org or 563.323.8006 Ex. 202.

Immediate Position Openings:

1)  AmeriCorps Service Positions

             

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a proud partner with the City of Davenport and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service in offering the AmeriCorps Service program.  This service program is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  Individuals from all walks of life participate as AmeriCorps Service Members, agreeing to provide up to one year of service to their local community.  Members receive a modest living allowance during their service with an educational award provided at the conclusion of your service contract.  Educational awards may be used for educational purposes such as undergraduate or graduate courses, student loans, and/or continuing education opportunities.  Visit Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service or the Corporation for National and Community Service!   

We have the following AmeriCorps positions available:

Full and Part-Time Positions:  900 to 1,700 Hours between 8/1/18-8/30/19 

Areas of Service:

a) Program Support Specialists 

b) Volunteer Enrollment Specialist

c)  Program Relations Specialist

*Bachelor’s Degree Required    +Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

Wondering if your education connects with AmeriCorps Service? 

Click a link below to see how your interest areas might connect with AmeriCorps Service at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Education            Psychology              Recreation                 Social Services   

Questions or to submit your resume/application- contact Shelby Newberry at snewberry@bbbs-mv.org


2)  Youth AmeriCorps Service Positions

"The City of Davenport AmeriCorps Program has a unique opportunity for Davenport High School Students who are between the ages of 17 - 19. This program provides the benefits of being an AmeriCorps service member (i.e. earning educational awards to use for higher education, and being supplemented with a bi-weekly living stipend, all while helping the community)with career exploration opportunities. 40 Davenport High School students will be selected from the application pool to participate in this amazing service learning experience. The Davenport Youth AmeriCorps Program combines volunteerism, job skills and leadership experience into a unique summer program that begins around May 8th and ends around August 26th.

The Youth AmeriCorps program is highly competitive. Candidates must first complete an application and seek references from 2 school staff members, which could be teachers, counselors, or coaches, and 1 community member, such as a past employer, a mentor or even clergy. Applicants will then be invited for an interview. After the completion of the interview, 40 applicants will be selected to attend an Enrollment day with their parent/guardian, where they will sign their service contract and officially become a Youth AmeriCorps member.

The 40 Youth AmeriCorps members will be placed at several different agencies within Davenportor the QC area and will be directly supervised by an agency employee, who will then mentor and teach their members about the career paths and opportunities that interest the Youth AmeriCorps member. Each member will have the opportunity for a positive and unique experience, while gaining real work experience, mentors, and resume builders. While each member will have a unique experience, every member will be serving towards the same goal: To make the Davenport community a better place to live, work and serve in."

 Youth AmeriCorps Application

Youth AmeriCorps Required Documents 

Questions or to submit your resume/application- contact Shelby Newberry at snewberry@bbbs-mv.org    
 

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