Illinois is facing an opioid epidemic, and local organizations need your help to quickly and thoughtfully address this crisis. Take action by offering your time and talent as a Recovery Project Coordinator.
As a Recovery Project Coordinator, you'll help organizations expand their services to more people who have been affected by substance use disorder. You will work with a team of professionals to support people in recovery by evaluating/creating internal programs, building external partner networks, creating training programs or developing recovery workforce pipelines.
We are currently recruiting for the 2022-23 program year with opportunities beginning in August, October and January. Your commitment to Recovery Corps will be 40 hours per week. This is an AmeriCorps member position with Recovery Corps. You'll join an amazing cohort of Recovery Navigators from all backgrounds and experiences.What to Expect
- Help organizations build capacity to address the opioid epidemic.
- Coordinate and support a variety of projects, program development and outreach activities.
- Receive training, professional development, and ongoing support from staff
- Gain valuable hands-on experience, build your professional network and launch your career while embedded at a local recovery organization.
- Share your experience with the wider community as a Recovery Corps ambassador.
While your organization benefits from your service, you'll be rewarded with more than just a sense of satisfaction. Opioid Response Project Coordinators receive a perks package at 40 hours per week that includes:
- A stipend of $1,100 paid every 2 weeks
- $25,300 total for 1,700 hours of service starting in August 2022
- $20,900 total for 1,350 hours of service starting in October 2022
- $15,400 total for 900 hours of service starting in January 2023
- Up to $6,495 for tuition or student loans*
- Federal student loan forbearance and interest repayment
- Individual health insurance - Monthly premium 100% covered
- Child care assistance - Based on family size and income
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.What it Takes
Our Coordinators come from all walks of life. The most important qualification is a passion to take action for your community - and meet the following minimum qualifications. By the time they begin their service, our Navigators are:
- Dependable and have a history of good attendance
- Able to understand and follow instructions
- Set a pace and maintain a service schedule of 40 hours per week
- Direct or indirect experience with substance use disorders and strong desire to effect change across the addiction care continuum
- Comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), completing internet searches and navigating resources online, completing data entry, experience with using e-mail regularly, including sending attachments, comfort with database and software use, and experience with using videoconferencing software and attending training online
- Fluent in English for speaking, reading, and writing English fluently
- 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
- A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States*
- Able to successfully complete a background check**
*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
**Successful completion of an additional Department of Human Service background check may be required for some sites.Want to Learn More?
Click here to view the position description.About our Organization
Recovery Corps is powered by community-minded individuals who serve as AmeriCorps members. Recovery Corps was launched in Minnesota by Ampact as part of our healthy futures program offerings, and has since expanded to include Illinois.
Ampact is a national organization that demonstrates the power of national service to solve complex social problems by creating innovative programs that focus on the key areas of education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures for communities. These programs include Reading Corps, Math Corps, Early Learning Corps, Heading Home, and Climate Impact Corps.
Ampact will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, familial status, military service, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
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