Industrial Technology Career Access Specialist (Americorps) | Kirkwood Community College - Military Veterans

at HERC - Central Midwest

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

JOB GOAL: The start date for this position is August 5th, .2022 pending grant funding. We are currently accepting applications. Sick or personal days are allowed, but members lose days to earn the required number of hours needed to successfully complete the term of service. Additional benefits are offered if the member has a compelling personal circumstance. Service Terms: Hours Living Allowance Education Award 1200 $13,200* *PLUS completion bonus if eligible = 10% $4,546.50 College Access and Success AmeriCorps members will work directly with prospective and current college students to ensure college matriculation, retention and program completion. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: Educate high school students at Kirkwood's four regional centers on their funding options for AAS and diploma programs in the career academy areas including but not limited to Welding, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Automotive Technologies, Auto Collision Repair and Restoration, CAD/Mechanical Engineering, and Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE). Provide outreach and coordination at local high school trade meetings, events, and competitions Examples include, but are not limited to, high school welding competitions, electric car competitions, robotics clubs, and automotive technology repair competitions Provide a presence at local high school trade competitions where Kirkwood works with potential students. Examples include, but are not limited to, state high school welding competitions and local automotive technology repair competitions Visit with local high schools and homeschool programs to inform students of career opportunities within the industrial technology area Establishing office hours in the industrial technology building to allow current students the opportunity to seek clarification of their financial aid status Hosting walk-in hours in industrial tech labs in order to ensure students understand their own financial aid situation Connecting with program faculty to discuss ways students can maintain their financial aid eligibility and practice financial planning for the semester MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service Have a high school diploma or its equivalent or be in the process of obtaining one Be a citizen, national or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States Have a college degree or c ertification, or be a current college student Benefits and Evaluation Requirements: Education Award received upon successful completion of term of service: based on service term Living Allowance: based on service term - see above Completion Bonus: 10% of living allowance paid upon successful completion of term of service Student loan forbearance and interest payments, if the member qualifies Member Performance Evaluation at midterm and end of term

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (CMW-HERC) is part of a national nonprofit network of higher education and affiliated employers, committed to institutional collaboration, creating diverse workplaces, and assisting dual career couples. Our region covers the States of Iowa, Nebraska & Western Illinois.

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