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Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation

Outreach Assistant

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation

Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation (OBCDC) are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as Outreach Assistant.

The member selected to serve in this capacity will be responsible for:

• Conducting door-to-door outreach to homeowners and renters in the Rockaways to assess their Sandy-related needs and inform them about resources to assist in their recovery and rebuilding efforts;
• Serving as a liaison to homeowners and renters seeking services;
• Serving as a liaison between expert housing consultants and homeowners and renters to complete repairs;
• Connecting homeowners and renters in the Rockaways to critical onsite and referral-based services to address their employment and other social service needs beyond those related to Superstorm Sandy;
• Identifying the language translation needs of the immigrant population of the Rockaways, and providing language- and culturally-appropriate resources to meet those needs; and
• Referring the immigrant population of the Rockaways to appropriate service providers.

Members will also be expected to fully participate as part of the LISC AmeriCorps team. LISC sponsored activities include: ? Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2014. This conference is coordinated by the national LISC AmeriCorps staff; ? Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings; ? Participating in a minimum of six nationally sponsored webinars; ? Engaging in every-other-month affinity groups to discuss topics related to the member’s service; and, ? Actively participating in two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week).

This is an AmeriCorps position, and neither LISC nor OBCDC will allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

Desired Skills ? Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income distressed neighborhoods ? Self-starter who is able to work well in a fast-paced environment ? Ability to work independently and in a team environment ? Good written and oral communication skills ? Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and comfortable working on laptops outside the office ? Familiarity with needs of and services for the aging population a plus ? Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekends may be required)

Program Eligibility Requirements To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

Program Benefits Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,550 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000. The stipend is paid in 20 equal checks twice a month. Direct deposit is available and highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). There is no stipend deduction for participation. For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements. This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service.

? Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service; some college preferred ? Be at least 18 years of age (note there is no age limit) ? Have status as a US citizen or possess permanent resident status ? Be eligible to earn an education award and not be barred from performing a term of service ? Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time and within that time period complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service ? Be available for service from October 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014

Resumes should be sent to: with “Full-Time Outreach Assistant” in the subject line.

About Organization:
Founded in 1999, the mission of Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation (OBCDC) is to assist in the revitalization of the Rockaway Peninsula. OBCDC improves self-sufficiency and quality of life by making their neighborhood safer, with healthier, better educated, and more employable residents.



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