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AmeriCorps Youth Literacy Specialist – Work That Works

City of Dubuque

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ID: 36961

Posted On 07/28/2023

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Position: AmeriCorps Youth Literacy Specialist

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

Shift Information: 1700 Hour Contract – Minimum of 38 hours/week 50 Weeks Contract (September 5th,2023 – August 17th, 2024)

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

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

  • Youth experience programs promoting healthy lifestyles resulting in decreased youth riskrelated 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.

The AmeriCorps Youth Literacy Specialist at Carnegie-Stout Public Library plays a crucial role in supporting academic and social-emotional learning for youths in grades pre-K through 12 in the Dubuque community. This position aims to provide diverse youth populations and disadvantaged youths with community connections, healthy opportunities, and engaging literacy activities year-round.

Essential Duties:

  • Develop and implement engaging 30-minute preschool storytime to twelve area underserved preschool classes every month. Use of puppets, dancing, and general silliness is encouraged.
  • Document and maintain records of the impact on area youth who participate in programs through weekly data-reporting processes.
  • Complete comprehensive training on preschool storytime, where the AmeriCorps member will learn to balance education and entertainment principles to present engaging learning experiences to preschool students.
  • Recruit, manage, monitor, train, and document volunteer involvement with teen programming.
  • 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










Job Details



Dubuque, IA



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Part Time


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

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  • 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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