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Learning Center Coordinator Assistant Intern: Rescue Mission of Utica, Rescue Mission of Utica, Utica, New York

Organization: Rescue Mission of Utica
Contact Name: Nykeah Parham
Position Type: Short-term Missions / Volunteer Internship
Address: 212 Rutger Street
Utica, New York  13501  
United States
Great For: Great for Christians
Service Area(s): Children and Youth Ministry, Adult Ministry, Administrative / Office Work
Hourly Commitment:
40.0 per: Week
Number of Positions:
Number of Volunteers in this
Position in the Past Year:
One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


City Vision Internships is a Christian one-year, multi-year or summer internship program based on the AmeriCorps model. Interns serve at one of over 40 positions across the USA and Canada. In the past 10 years, we have placed over 500 full-time interns and 68,000+ volunteers in hundreds of Christian ministries. Job Description: PRIMARY REQUIREMENTS: Agreement with the Rescue Mission of Utica?s Mission Statement, intense curiosity about learning processes, creativity and lots of patience. SUMMARY: The Assistant helps run the day-to-day operations of the Learning Center by serving the clients and doing administrative duties required to carry out our mission. DUTIES: ? Provide assistance to clients working on academic and vocational curriculum ? Encourage clients to excel in their academic and vocational endeavors ? Assess new clients to determine appropriate curriculum in which to enroll them ? Maintain the cleanliness and professional look of the center ? Develop or revise curriculum to reflect the changing needs of the clients ? Greet and entertain visitors and donors when needed ? Maintain a professional relationship with other Rescue Mission employees ? Perform weekly reviews of clients? progress and take appropriate action dependent on the clients? progress including: recording progress, assistance, etc. ? Handle questions that arise on a wide range of academic, vocational, addictions, and life issues. ? Solicit feedback from clients that can be used in promotional materials ? Maintain a high level of verbal and written communication ? Create a positive atmosphere of learning and caring ? Maintain the upkeep of the peer-to-peer PC?s and network ? Counsel clients when appropriate on both practical a spiritual matters ? Motivate clients that need direction ? Create and maintain databases to compile client information ? Supervise and direct the work of volunteers ? Track client attendance ? Create informational materials ? Maintain files on each client ? Maintain an inventory of supplies and ordering more when necessary ? Ensure that the building and grounds are secure ? Refer clients to other agencies to deal with issues we can?t handle ? Attend training sessions required by coordinator or the Mission ? SKILLS, INTERESTS AND FAMILIARITIES THAT WILL BE HELPFUL: Strong oral communication Strong written communication Teaching Counseling Familiarity with addictions, developmental disabilities and ESL/ ELL populations. Familiarity with the job and housing search processes Computer Literacy Broad academic interests in: ? Math ? Writing ? Science ? Social Studies ? Theology ? PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS THAT WILL BE HELPFUL: Compassion Motivational ability Cooperativeness Organizational skill Comfort with multi-tasking PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: A typical 8-hour work day might include any of the following: 1. Clerical tasks with repetitive motions (of wrist and hand) 2. Standing for an extended period (up to 2-3 hours at a time) 3. Sitting for an extended period (up to 2-3 hours at a time) Benefits: For Interns without a Bachelors Degree: One Year Work Study Internship
  • Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Mission, and Business Administration.
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student (up to $5,645).
  • Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).
  • For Interns with a Bachelors Degree: One Year Paid Internship One Year Paid Internship
  • Volunteer Interns paid a living stipend from $200-$600/month (depending on site).
  • Expectation is typically 40 hours of volunteer work per week.
  • Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent stipend).
  • Requirements
  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid student or work visa
  • Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (and stipend if you opt for the One Year Paid Internship) and any outside income sources you have.
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)
  • For more information or to apply visit cityvisioninternships.org. For more information about this site visit Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc..

    Short Term Mission Trip Details

    Benefits Offered:

    • Free Undergrad City Vision Tuition
    • Housing or Rental Stipend
    • Paid Stipend

    This cost includes:

    Length of Trip

    One Year

    Initially Posted: 06/02/2016
    Last Updated: 07/07/2017