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AmeriCorps Teen Engagement Specialist - Work That Works

City of Dubuque

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ID: 36505

Posted On 07/28/2023

Job Overview

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Position: AmeriCorps Teen Engagement Specialist

Pay: Living allowance Total: $22,100 ($884 -taxes every 2 weeks over 50 weeks) + Education Award: $6,895.00

Shift Information: 1700 Hours Contract – Minimum of 36 hours/week. 50 weeks Contract (September 5, 2023 – August 17, 2024)

  • Monday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday: 12 pm – 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm – 8pm
  • Thursday: 12 pm – 8pm
  • Friday: 9 am – 5pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: Off

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Pass a criminal history check prior to the first day
  • Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US national, or Lawful Permanent Resident

Position Description: City of Dubuque AmeriCorps Members implement key skill-building programs to have the following impacts:

  • Youth experience programs promoting healthy lifestyles resulting in decreased youth risk-related behaviors.
  • Youth development skills to build meaningful and healthy relationships while experiencing inclusion and belonging.
  • Providing every young person with the opportunity to grow up safely and access their best possible future.

This position’s goal is to provide Dubuque’s teenage youth with community connections, healthy opportunities, and engaging activities year-round. This vital role involves developing programs, implementing them, evaluating their impact, and reaching out to diverse youth populations. The Teen Engagement Specialist focuses on supporting students and families from marginalized communities, helping them navigate their out-of-school time in meaningful ways. This position will lead Teen Night programming for high school students, engage middle school students, build relationships with disadvantaged youth and their families, connect talents and interests to potential careers, and create sustainable support systems within the community.

Essential Duties:

  • Collaborate with the Teen Empowerment Coordinator to develop and implement engaging programming and outreach initiatives for teen-aged youth in the Dubuque community.
  • Develop individualized success plans for Teen Empowerment participants focus on individual needs/supports. IE: Social-Emotional Learning, Healthy Habits, Life-skills.
  • Coach teenagers on appropriate behaviors, conflict management, de-escalation and self-regulation practices.
  • Recruit, manage, monitor, train, and document volunteer involvement with teen programming.
  • Document and maintain records of the impact on area youth who participate in the teen empowerment programs through weekly data reporting processes.
  • Participate in A-DRT training(s) to ensure the member has knowledge and ability to respond to disasters

Primary Contact


Heather Satterly

AmeriCorps Program Director, Bunker Hill Admin/City of Dubuque Leisure Services











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Dubuque, IA



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Whether at City Hall or out on city streets, our employees serve our residents, businesses, and visitors every day. Join the City of Dubuque team to be part of a high-performance organization dedicated to the community and to delivering excellent municipal services. We are input-oriented, see problems as opportunities, search for creative solutions, and work as a team to accomplish goals and build partnerships. At the City of Dubuque, your work is meaningful and supports the community.

The City of Dubuque values its employees and offers competitive salaries and benefits such as:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off and 11 Paid Holidays
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings (IPERS)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance Coverage
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Longevity Pay Starting After 6 Years of Service
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Paid Time Volunteering

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