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Posted: 06/14/2017

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia
Preserve WV AmeriCorps Program

The Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is a statewide program administered by the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV), the statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to historic preservation in the Mountain State. The purpose of the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program is to implement historic preservation and heritage tourism projects throughout West Virginia by way of historic resource re-use, improvement, development, and interpretation. Members' service will emphasize community development and revitalization through projects focused on historic preservation, volunteer management, and cultural heritage tourism development. Preserve WV AmeriCorps members will be placed with individual sites throughout the state of West Virginia, ranging from museums and archives to Main Street organizations and city agencies.

Preserve WV AmeriCorps Members
Professional Opportunity
Statewide, WV

PAWV is recruiting for Preserve WV AmeriCorps members for the 2017-2018 program year.

The program start date and the required orientation will be August 28, 2017.

All members must commit to serving for 11 to 12 months (unless otherwise noted), with full-time members serving 1750 hours and half-time members serving 950 hours.

Full-time members (1750 hours) will receive a $12,600 living allowance payable in 23 bi-weekly installments. Members qualify for student loan forbearance during their service year. Workers Compensation insurance and health insurance will be provided for members. A child care subsidy can be available for qualified candidates. Unemployment coverage is not included.

Half-time members (950 hours) will receive a $6,300 living allowance payable in 23 bi-weekly installments. Students currently enrolled in an institute of higher learning are encouraged to apply for the half-time member positions, as the service time and projects for these positions may be used toward internship requirements (if approved by your institution). Workers compensation insurance will be provided. A child care subsidy can be available for qualified candidates. Unemployment and health insurance coverage are not included.

All members are responsible for their own living arrangements and cost. No resettlement or moving allowance is included.

All members will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award at the successful completion of their term of service. The educational award for full-time members is equivalent to the Pell Grant amount and is subject to change annually. (It was $5,775 for the 2016-2017 program year.) The educational award for half-time members is pro-rated according to their service time and will, on average, be half of what a full-time member receives. Members with uncompleted terms or uncompleted hours do not receive an educational award. The educational award can be used for tuition at most colleges, technical, and vocational schools, or for the repayment of qualified student loans. Under new rules, some members 55 or older may choose to transfer their award to a child or grandchild. Existing qualified student loans can be deferred during members AmeriCorps service, with their loan interest paid for the deferred period.

For more information, such as sites with open positions and member requirements, please see https://preservationallliancewv.wordpress.com/2017/06/11/were-recruiting-preserve-wv-americorps-members-apply-today/

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How to apply
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Interviews will be arranged either in person or by phone. Interviews and position offers will continue on a rolling basis through the summer until all positions are filled. To apply, do the following: 1. Complete the My AmeriCorps application, submitted under the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/join-americorps 2. Each applicant must review the position descriptions (supplied via email) and send a cover letter or formal email to dlapresta@pawv.org explaining positions of interest and why he/she would like to serve at those sites and be a good fit for the position(s). Applicants can apply to more than one site at once, using the same letter. If desired, applicants can also attach a resume or CV. 3. Complete a written questionnaire for the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program at https://goo.gl/forms/jxTsOJQQs1bil8oA2
Danielle LaPresta

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