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14
Jul

Job Opening-Extended Day Program Coordinator

We are seeking someone who loves working with youth to be our new Extended Day Program Coordinator. Here is the position description and the instructions for applying. Please help spread the word and forward the information along to any qualified candidates you may know.

Job Title: Extended Day Program Coordinator

Reports To: Programs Coordinator

Job purpose: The Extended Day Program (EDP) Coordinator is responsible for creating a safe, fun, and engaging environment for the youth attending and the employees working at The Collaborative’s EDP afterschool program.

Duties and responsibilities

Programming

  • Developing and facilitating programs for youth
  • Creating and posting a programming schedule
  • Having fun with K-8 youth!

Administration

  • Creating staff schedules
  • Assembling statement mailings
  • Tracking bill payment
  • Communicating with parents
  • Assuring all EDP activities and programs adhere to licensing rules

Management

  • Overseeing staff
  • Tracking youth behavior

Qualifications

  • Some college, BA preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, social media, and other computer software
  • Previous experience working with youth
  • Ability to manage time, multiple projects, and deadlines
  • Positive attitude, organized, enjoys working with youth

Working conditions

EDP Coordinator will primarily work from 2:45-6pm, with room for some flexibility, onsite at the Extended Day Program located in Flood Brook School. 20-25 hours per week, depending on the school schedule.

Compensation                                 

$12-$14 per hour, depending on experience level. Child can participate in the EDP afterschool program free of charge. Time off accrual.

How To Apply                                  

Applicants may submit a résumé via email to kerri@thecollaborative.us or mail to The Collaborative, Attn: Kerri MacLaury, PO Box 32, S. Londonderry, VT 05155

16
Jun

AmeriCorps Members Wanted!

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The Collaborative is looking to fill two AmeriCorps positions with individuals who enjoy working with youth and are motivated to help shape a healthy community! Please share this job description with the local friends and recent college graduates you know.

Anyone interested in applying can fill out an application on the MyAmeriCorps portal. If you have questions, please email kerri@thecollaborative.us.

 

Job Title: AmeriCorps Member

Reports To: Programs Coordinator

Job purpose

AmeriCorps Members are responsible for implementing and assisting with programs for youth and adults, fundraising events, community outreach, and advocacy efforts that support the programmatic, educational, and policy initiatives of The Collaborative.

Duties and responsibilities

Programming

  • Develop and facilitate Our Voices Xposed, Vermont Kids Against Tobacco, Refuse To Use, Extended Day Program, Collaborative Camp, Positive Youth Development, and Community Garden programs and events
  • Evaluate programs
  • Create procedure manuals for replicating programs and events

Public Relations

  • Draft and submit press articles to local newspapers and periodicals
  • Post online content to social media networks and website
  • Edit website content as needed
  • Create promotional items using computer design programs

Development

  • Drafting, editing, and submitting grant applications
  • Tracking and reporting on grant initiatives
  • Supporting fundraising efforts by soliciting donations
  • Managing donor databases

Volunteer Management

  • Face-to-face and online volunteer recruitment
  • Train and manage volunteers
  • Track and report on volunteer participation

Qualifications

  • Some college, BA preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and social media
  • Previous experience working with youth
  • Ability to manage time, multiple projects, and deadlines
  • Positive attitude, highly motivated, organized

Working conditions

AmeriCorps Members primarily work regular office hours, with occasional night and weekend events. Local and state wide travel is required.

Compensation                                 

Stipend with an education award upon successful completion of the program requirements.

How To Apply                                  

Applicants must apply by going to https://my.americorps.gov and registering. Contact Kerri MacLaury at The Collaborative for assistance by emailing kerri@thecollaborative.us.

22
May

YOU’RE INVITED • 11 Miles of Trouble

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If you’re looking for a trail that has a little bit of everything from smooth paved and gravel roads to back roads and great views the West River Trail is right up your alley!

• Click to check out the 11 Miles of Trouble Map

The West River Trail Run starts at 9am at the South Londonderry Depot on Route 100 and ends at Jamaica State Park. Individual runners and hikers and relay teams of three are invited to register. Proceeds support The Collaborative’s mission to promote the development of a healthy, involved community supporting substance free youth in a caring environment.

Find us on facebook to stay updated with event details. Visit our West River Trail Run page for more information and click here for direct registration links.

A big thank you to our sponsors and kind community donors.

Friends of the West River Trail, Stratton Mountain Resort, The Mountain Goat, Real Sports, Southern Vt Tech Rescue Inc, C & J Stoddard, Crystal Rock, Vew-do Balance boards, Salomon Shoes, Grandma Millers, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Battenkill Brittle, VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Jamaica State Park, Flood Brook Girls On The Run,  and Londonderry Rescue Squad.

 

 

29
Apr

Health & Wellness Week 2014

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April 28th, 2014 kicked off Health and Wellness Week at Burr and Burton Academy. The Student Run Activities Committee, Our Voices Xposed, and the BBA Health Center partnered with The Collaborative to get the message out to the student body, faculty and staff about the causes of impaired driving and what can be done to prevent impaired driving. Faculty members spoke on how others impaired driving decisions affected their lives and about the experience and responsibilities of an individual when responding to an accident. Students took part in a Ghost Out Day assembly to start the week of awareness, each day will include an awareness activity during lunch in the cafeteria. Topics include: Impaired and distracted driving, tobacco, marijuana, prescription drugs, nutrition and fitness, alcohol and more.

19
Mar

Happy Kick Butts Day!

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March 19th is national Kick Butts Day sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids! The Collaborative is celebrating fun events at Flood Brook School and Burr and Burton Academy. Check out the photos below and see what youth in the community got up to!

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AmeriCorps members Lynnette Volden and Jesilyn Amsden kick butts, literally!

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“These 10 silhouettes represent the 10,000 youth alive in Vermont right now that will eventually die of tobacco related causes unless we speak up and speak out.”

The Vermont Kids Against Tobacco group at Flood Brook School created this numbers campaign to bring awareness to tobacco use among teens in Vermont.

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AmeriCorps member Jesilyn Amsden and Burr and Burton Our Voices Exposed member Stella Oh post resources on the wellness board at BBA.

17
Mar

VT Young Adult Survey

If you’re between 18 and 25, take a few minutes and fill out the 2014 Vermont Young Adult Survey.

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Your opinion on substance use counts, AND you could win a cash prize of up to $250!

Click here to fill out of the survey or visit facebook to see the page.

The Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, and The Collaborative thank you for making your voice heard and helping us make Vermont a healthier state!

14
Mar

Umatter Suicide Prevention Training for Community Professionals

The Center for Health and Learning in conjunction with The Collaborative is please to announce two days of professional training on the topics of Suicide Prevention and Postvention Response.

All community professionals are welcome to take advantage of this professional-level training opportunity.

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Become a part of Vermont’s prevention-prepared community by learning how to respond to suicidality by identifying signs and symptoms of suicide, risk and protective factors; learn your profession’s roles and responsibilities, protocols, when and how to refer for more help, and how to access important resources.

April 1: Suicide Prevention – April 2: Suicide Postvention
9:00 am – 3:00 pm both days
Registration and breakfast at 8:30 am
Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, Park House Activity Room
Manchester, Vermont
$35 per day, includes materials, breakfast, and lunch
Scholarships available
Register for one day or both

If you would like to register, click this link.

If you have questions, please contact the Center for Health and Learning by phone 802.254.6590 or e-mail info@healthandlearning.org.

If you know any community professionals who might be interested in this training, please pass along this information!

11
Mar

Summer Camp Is Back!

Anticipating summer, when the weather will be warm and the days long and sunny?

Make the thought of summer even more exciting by checking out this year’s Collaborative Summer Camp.

This year campers will spend a week living in the world of some of their favorite books and movies. Plus, there’s swim lessons, field trips, and digging around in the Community Garden.

Register online here, e-mail edp@thecollaborative.us, or pick one up at Flood Brook School.

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5
Mar

Get Involved in the Community Garden

It’s almost time for spring, which means that The Collaborative is thinking about what we’ll put into our Community Garden for the 2014 season!

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Give us your input or get involved! You can contact Lynnette at 802-4200 or Lynnette@thecollaborative.us

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Follow the link to fill out our Community Garden survey and let us know how you might like to be involved!

3
Mar

Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right!


March is National Nutrition Month, and everyone is encouraged to enjoy the taste of eating right!

Visit www.eatright.org to learn more about NNM, and learn how you can make tasty and healthy meals.

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“Harvey,” the mascot for The Learning Kitchen.

Here at The Collaborative, we serve fruits, veggies, and whole grains as snacks in our after school program and teach youth how to cook healthy meals in The Learning Kitchen.

What are your favorite ways to be healthy and nutritious?