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WVU Extension Service taking applications for Energy Express

December 23, 2010
The Inter-Mountain

The West Virginia University Extension Service is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Energy Express program in West Virginia for site supervisors, mentors and community coordinators.

Energy Express site supervisor responsibilities include overall management of a six-week summer learning program for children entering first through sixth grades including supervising AmeriCorps members in meeting program objectives, overseeing use of the facility, connecting with families and the community, adhering to the program model and program policies and using technology for communication and the submission of data.

Specific AmeriCorps mentor service responsibilities include enhancing children's interest and skills by developing, implementing and evaluating reading-related activities focused on weekly place-based themes; and promoting children's nutritional well-being.

AmeriCorps community coordinator service responsibilities include recruiting, training, supervising and tracking volunteers; managing the completion and submission of volunteer data; creating program awareness through the media to promote sustainability; and involving community collaborates at the site.

AmeriCorps members are required to serve on-site every day for at least six hours and to serve some evenings and weekends to meet all service responsibilities and requirements.

For more information on these positions, contact Amanda Haller, Randolph County WVU Extension Service 4-H Agent, 32 Randolph Ave., Suite 102, Elkins, 26241; e-mail; or call the office at 304-636-2455.

Visit for applications, complete job descriptions and qualifications. Applications for site supervisors must be postmarked by Feb. 11. AmeriCorps member applications for mentors and community coordinators must be postmarked by March 1.



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