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Minimum-Time AmeriCorps Position with the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) Talk With Your Baby Program

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN United States

Minimum-Time AmeriCorps Position with the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) Talk With Your Baby Program


University of Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Minimum-Time AmeriCorps Position with the Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) Talk With Your Baby Program.


Applications will be accepted until 2/28/2021.


“Talk With Your Baby” (TWYB) is a multi-agency parent education initiative, coordinated at the RCLC, which teaches that the first three years of life are the most important for the development of a baby's brain, so it is crucial that parents talk with babies as much as possible.


Service Position Summary: The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for helping to coordinate the ongoing Talk With Your Baby program as well as assisting with short term projects or events.

Specific Responsibilities include:


• Assist with coordination of TWYB classes offered through local agencies as well as those open to the public. This may include scheduling classes, ordering and distributing materials, arranging facilitator trainings, maintaining a database of agencies and participants and keeping track of inventory.


• Assist with development of TWYB outreach. This may include recruiting new agencies and participants, creating/distributing publicity materials and contributing to the TWYB facebook page and web site.


• Attend TWYB facilitator training, and assist with implementation of TWYB classes. This may include planning and teaching curriculum, working directly with parents and young children and keeping necessary records. Given COVID restriction, classes may occur remotely via Zoom.


• Assist with TWYB monitoring and evaluation. This may include conducting TWYB class site observations, and collecting/entering survey information from participants into database.


• Oversee and coordinate special projects as requested.


AmeriCorps is a national service organization aimed at helping communities meet needs in areas including education by building the capacity of community organizations. This position is a service position, rather than traditional “jobs.”


A minimum-time AmeriCorps member must complete 300 hours of service by the end of the July, 2021. On completion of the 300 hours, the member will receive an education award.


Compensation for the Minimum-Time member is as follows:

Living Allowance: $214/month)

Education Award $1,311 on completion of 300 service hours.


Minimum Qualifications:


- High school diploma required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

- US Citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.

- Reliable transportation.


Additional Qualifications include:

- Excellent oral and written communication skills.

- Interest in education, working with at-risk youth and community development.

- Public speaking and the ability to teach/train others.

- Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.

- Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Zoom.

- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

- Flexibility to work in a variety of settings.

- Sensitivity, compassion and listening skills required to work with a diverse audience including: RCLC staff, volunteers, fellow AmeriCorps members, Notre Dame and community partners, RCLC participants (ranging in age from early childhood through senior citizens), neighborhood residents and families of youth participants.


Preferred Qualifications:


- Bachelor’s degree.



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This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at


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The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).



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  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: High School or Equivalent
  • Work Experience: 1 - 3 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

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