By Gundars Kaupins
Volume 8, No. 5, May 19, 2013
AmeriCorps is an incredible opportunity to make a difference in your life an in the lives of those around you. It is a one year commitment to national service that will challenge you to put your skills and ideals to work while helping others.
As an AmeriCorps member, you can serve individually or on a team through thousands of programs nationwide. In partnership with community-based organizations (faith-based and secular), state and local agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, you’ll help in many ways, from building homes and restoring coastlines to helping people become involved in America’s homeland security.
While your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you have the ability to find solutions and make a difference.
Find out more about these programs at www.americorps.gov or call toll-free 1.800.942.2677 or TTY# 1.800.833.3722.
Hubble Homes is looking for a bright, energetic student with a background in Business and/or Construction Management to work as a Project Manager for the company, under the direct supervision of Mr. Hubble. Do you have any students in mind that you could recommend?
Thank you for your time.
Lisa J. Cunningham
CEO Executive Administrator
Hubble Homes, LLC.
701 S. Allen St., Ste. 104
Meridian, ID 83642
Hubble Homes’ Website: www.hubblehomes.com
Reflection Homes’ Website: http://www.reflectionhomesidaho.com/
VISTA Opportunity! 2013-2014
Americorps*VISTA Job Announcement
Community Partnership Developer
for the Service-Learning Program
Boise State University
The Service-Learning VISTA will join the team of professional staff at Boise State University’s highly regarded Service-Learning Program to address community needs and foster student civic engagement. The VISTA will play an integral role on the staff team which connects over 3,000 students each year with community organizations. Specifically, the VISTA will build capacity for service-learners at community partner sites and help advance service-learning and civic engagement on campus.
APPLICATION DUE: May 6, 2013 (hiring decision made May 24)
STARTING DATE July 9, 2013-June 9, 2014 (one year term)
You will have the opportunity to:
Engage new community organizations in dialog to help assess their needs and capacity for partnering with Boise State students and faculty
Orient and support new community partners as they prepare to work effectively with faculty and students
Support deeper, more collaborative relationships with a selection of key community partners
Participate in the training and support of students staff who are working at and directly for nonprofit partners
Prepare community partners to connect with other campus volunteer resources and help support campus resources to build strong community partners
Develop and/or refine materials to promote a shared vision that values community members as leaders and teachers of community issues.
Collaborate with the highly motivated staff in building a successful team environment, supporting initiatives and fostering effective office workflow.
VISTA stipend and benefits package Living allowance is $ 928.00 per month.
Education Award of $5,550.00 or $1,500.00 completion stipend
Child care of $400.00 per month per child (low income qualification required)
10 sick days, 10 personal days,
$500 training allowance
Training in online training methods and software, service-learning methodology, leadership, facilitation, and volunteer management
Letters of recommendation
Valuable contacts with community agencies and networking skills
Non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs (for one year after completing VISTA assignment)
A deepened understanding of human services and non-profit networks in the Boise area
Deferral of student loan payment during VISTA year of service
Full time (40 hours per week) Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, but schedule will remain flexible.
Experience volunteering in the community
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Must be U.S. Citizenship or permanent U. S. resident
Apply through https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do AND
Send a resume cover letter and resume to:
Kara Brascia, Director, Service-Learning Program
Boise State University, 1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1006
(208) 426-2380 telephone, 426.5726 (fax)
Information on VISTA:
Established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Volunteers in Service to America is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (C.N.C.S.), an umbrella agency for a number of federally funded volunteer programs, including the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.), Foster Grandparents (F.G.P.), and Senior Companion Program (S.C.P.). There are approximately 7,000 VISTA volunteers serving nationwide.
VISTA is founded on three basic assumptions:
- That private citizens can, on a voluntary basis, contribute to the solution of the nation’s poverty-related problems; and
- That the full-time presence and personal involvement of volunteers brings an added dimension to public and private institutions working to alleviate poverty; and
- That the skills and energies of volunteers are used most effectively when the volunteers live and work with the low income community they serve.
The role of the VISTA volunteer in the poverty problem-solving process is focused on mobilizing community resources and increasing the capability of low income people to solve their own problems.
VISTA volunteers work for local organizations, usually private non-profit or public agencies, in assignments determined and defined by that Sponsoring Organization and the low income community where they work. VISTA volunteers are supervised by and responsible to the local sponsoring agency.
Woodgrain Millwork Safety Coordinator-Fruitland, ID
Woodgrain Millwork - Boise, Idaho Area
The Safety Coordinator plans, directs, and implements safety programs to ensure a safe, healthy, and accident-free work environment. This position works with leadership and plant team members at the Fruitland, Idaho facility to promote a proactive safety culture and an effective and compliant safety process.
- Provide leadership, technical expertise in safety compliance, and drive proactive safety culture.
- Develop and conduct effective safety training programs.
- Lead safety inspections, document findings, and coordinate corrective actions.
- Work with leadership in developing, implementing and coordinating safety policies, procedures, and practices.
- Provide new hire safety orientation.
- Assist in maintaining 5S standards.
- Conduct PPE assessments.
- Develop and oversee facility auditing process to verify compliance.
- Lead Safety Committee activities.
Desired Skills & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Maintain positive working relationships with team members and management.
- Experience in group presentations.
- Confident communication skills both oral and written.
- Proactive and hands-on.
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
- Knowledgeable with maintenance practices.
- Mechanical aptitude.
- Competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, and life insurance, 401k, vacation, and paid holidays.
- Opportunities for advancement.
- Visit www.woodgrain.com to learn more about our organization.
Woodgrain Millwork is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Woodgrain Millwork is one of the largest millwork companies in the world. Our strategy of vertical integration allows the company to bring high quality products to market competitively. With aggressive growth, experienced management, and a passion for perfection, Woodgrain is an industry leader. With over 50 years in the millwork business, Woodgrain continues to build on its tradition of excellence as well as market leader.