Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Join the Powerful Voices Team

We are looking for some awesome people to join our team! Do you know someone who would be a good fit? Please help us spread the word.

Employees and AmeriCorps Members benefit from ongoing professional development opportunities, quarterly staff retreats and an organizational culture that fosters gratitude, fun, flexibility and a healthy life/work balance.

Powerful Voices is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, people of all gender identities, and people who are LGBTQ are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Position:  Powerful Choices Program Assistant (AmeriCorps position)
Service Commitment:  September 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017
Benefits:  Hands on training and experience, yearly living allowance which is distributed bi-weekly over the 11 month term. The pre-tax figure for 2016-2017 is $12,530. $5,775 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.  Optional healthcare while you serve with Notre Dame AmeriCorps.  While a member is serving, they do not make payments on qualifying loans. Childcare assistance for eligible members. 

Overview:  The Notre Dame AmeriCorps member with Powerful Voices will assist in facilitating school-based groups at Asa Mercer and Denny International Middle Schools and a community-based summer program called Girls Rising for girls ages 12-14. The member will meet with each school-based group at least once a week, in addition to planning monthly individual check-ins with the youth. During the summer, the member will help recruit for the Girls Rising program and then help in leading the program, meeting with the group twice a week.


To apply:  Please see Powerful Choices AmeriCorps Announcement for instructions. In addition, please send cover letter and resume by August 17 to info@powerfulvoices.org.

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Position:  Employment Program Assistant (AmeriCorps position)

Service Commitment:  September 1, 2016 through July 31, 2017
Benefits:  Hands on training and experience, yearly living allowance which is distributed bi-weekly over the 11 month term. The pre-tax figure for 2016-2017 is $12,530. $5,775 AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.  Optional healthcare while you serve with Notre Dame AmeriCorps.  While a member is serving, they do not make payments on qualifying loans. Childcare assistance for eligible members. 

Overview:  The AmeriCorps member will serve closely with the Employment Coordinator to assist in leading our employment readiness programs.  Powerful Voices offers three employment programs per year, two of which culminate in youth-led social justice projects.  Annually this member will support programs that employ up to 24 young women of color, ages 14-18, from low income communities to meet critical employment readiness and paid experience needs. These youth all live or go to school in West Seattle, South Seattle, or the Central District. All participants been affected by violence in some way and are enrolled in the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (SYVPI). In each program, youth are paid a $500-$600 stipend for a six to twelve week program. Girls meet two to three times a week as a whole group in addition to having three one-on-one meetings with staff to set goals, discuss areas of growth, give and receive feedback, and review job expectations and progress.  


To apply:  Please see Complete Employment AmeriCorps Announcement for instructions. 
In addition, please send cover letter and resume by August 17 to info@powerfulvoices.org.

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