Position Title: AmeriCorps Technical Assistant - Grant funded (PT)
Salary: $15.00 per hour
High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma with a minimum of one (1) year of construction related experience preferred or no High School Equivalency, but actively seeking HSE with two (2) years' experience in the construction field required. Must possess a strong commitment to assisting youth succeed in an innovative training program to reorient their lives, nurture their leadership skills and enable them to make a difference in their community required. Ability to establish rapport and relate sensitively to a multiracial and multicultural group of youth required. Understanding of the issues facing youth in the community and a willingness to learn from our youth required. Must be team-oriented and with a non-judgmental attitude. Some travel is required for this position. A valid driver license is preferred. A successful three part background check is required to fill this position.
This professional will be an intricate part of a team helping at risk youth in our Department of Labor YouthBuild grant assisting 18-24 year olds prepare for workforce and educational advancement. This person as a construction and youth advocate will work with our team to educate, motivate and implement programmatic requirements meeting the grants desired outcomes. This individual will also assist with recruitment and retention of perspective candidates for the MVCC EOC programs.
Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community's college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.
Works collaboratively with the Mohawk Valley YouthBuild grant-funded project team to build the youths' leadership skills. Assists youth in the YouthBuild program with all construction related programming, including certifying students with a nationally-recognized credential. Provides youth of diverse backgrounds and from the high-needs population of the City of Utica with rigorous academic instruction, occupational skills and training and viable pathways to college and careers. Major Responsibility:
Works with program participants on "hands-on" projects and provides conceptual and experiential training opportunities within the local community;
Supervises program participants at the construction worksite to ensure that program participants are following safety precautions;
Attends necessary trainings that benefit the YouthBuild program and participants;
Participates in project planning and decision making as part of the construction team;
Works with local employers and union representatives to assist trainees in passing union tests and enrolling in apprenticeship programs;
Works with dedicated construction site's timelines to complete projects in a timely manner with or without active participants.
Partners with local agencies on special events and projects;
Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Education Center.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
MVCC does not discriminate. MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. MVCC offers a comprehensive employee enrichment program. Official academic transcripts required upon hire.
Review Start Date: 10/19/2020
Review of applications will begin on the review start date and will continue until successful candidates have been identified.
Internal Number: req806_1602015101
About Mohawk Valley Community College
Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses of the State University of New York.The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.Mohawk Valley Community College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, sta...ff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. MVCC does not discriminate. MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.