Americorps position available

Alcona Community Schools and the Alpena Volunteer Center at Alpena Community College are seeking an Americorps VISTA member to work in partnership with the school and Volunteer Center. The Americorps VISTA member will focus on promoting College Access & Success for K-12 students at Alcona Schools to create a college-going culture and strong focus on career readiness skills.

VISTA members receive a living stipend, loan forbearance or deferment, relocation allowance, education award or stipend, health coverage, personal, sick, and holiday pay, and one year of non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs. The Americorps VISTA position is full-time for a period of one year beginning mid-August 2014 through mid-August 2015. A bachelor’s degree and volunteer service experience are preferred.

Anyone interested in the position may find information and apply online by visiting Alcona Schools’ website at and following the employment link. The deadline for applying is June 13. For more information, contact Alcona Community Schools Superintendent Shawn Thornton at 736-6212 or