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The Center for People in Need seeks Construction Vocational Instructor for a new Reentry Program serving those transitioning from prison to the community.

Details of the position are as follows:   

Position: Construction Vocational Instructor

Reports To: Reentry Program Coordinator   

Position Overview: Construction Vocational Instructor will provide job-related education, including soft and hard skills, to ex-offenders returning to the community.  Instructors are needed in the following vocational areas:

Construction/Carpentry

Responsibilities:

Develop and conduct initial orientation session for program participants

Create and implement multifaceted curriculum that meets the needs of ex-prisoners

Administer skills assessment tests and any other examinations

Assist with data collection

Follow and ensure that policies and procedures are being met

Provide regular updates to Program Coordinator 

Other duties as assigned  

Mininum Qualifications: 

Prefer experience in teaching, training or counseling ex-prisoners or another high-risk, adult population

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills

Ability to effectively teach ex-prisoners with little education

Computer literacy, including knowledge of basic software applications and familiarity with the Internet and email communication

Ability to work effectively with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, from ex-prisoners to public officials

Prefer knowledge of criminal justice system and/or experiences with ex-prisoners

How to Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and at least three references to Deb Daily at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Applications will be accepted until position is filled. 

 

The Center for People in Need is seeking to fill three AmeriCorps VISTA positions.  

Details of the positions are as followed:

Position: Communication Specialist

Position Overview:  Communications Specialist will establish ways for the Center for People in Need to gather information effectively and to provide information to the community. The VISTA member will establish an effective and meaningful online marketing plan for the agency including developing innovating strategies to enhance the Center’s existing website and writing a procedural manual that outlines the information necessary to maintain and update the established tools. The VISTA member will have a key role in evaluating fundraising efforts of the Center and will establish a sustainability plan and develop a fundraising procedural manual and an agency fact sheet to be utilized for fundraising purposes. Create and develop partnerships and sponsorships in the community with potential funders, businesses, and organizations. The member will also analyze and establish additional funding streams.

Skills Required:  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment .

 How to apply:  Must fill out an on-line application through the Corporation for National and Community: Service.  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=NE.

Please select: Program Name: Center for People in Need and apply.

If you have any questions please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-476-4357 ext 206 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Position: Volunteer Specialist  

Position Overview:  Volunteer Specialist will reach out to community members and engage them into our organization. The VISTA will serve to develop a sustainable volunteer management system including outreach tools to engage bi-lingual volunteers. Activities will include, but not limited to recruiting and training volunteers, developing surveys and compiling results, creating a data collection and monitoring system to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Karen Center, update the Social Adjustment curriculum utilized by the agency and create a volunteer training manual.

Skills Required:  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Data Collection ,  Team Work. 

How to apply: 
Must fill out an on-line application through the Corporation for National and Community: Service.  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=NE.

Please select:  Program Name: Center for People in Need and apply.

If you have any questions please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-476-4357 ext 206 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Position: Evaluation Specialist  

Position Overview:  The Evaluation Specialist VISTA member will have a key role in determing and expanding current needs of the agencies evaluation of programming. The VISTA member will analyze and create evaluation and evidence based tools for the agency through the development of tools and written protocols for use in each program. Review and process current collection of data and recommend improvements that could be made. Create data systems collection, create and develop criteria for electronic systems and develop manual on system implementation.

Skills Required: Leadership , Public Speaking ,  Time Management, Communications, Writing/Editing, Computer/Technology, Team Work.  

How to apply:  Must fill out an on-line application through the Corporation for National and Community Service:  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=NE.

Please select: Program Name: Center for People in Need and apply.

If you have any questions please contact Audrey Jackson at 402-476-4357 ext 206 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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