Extension Public Health AmeriCorps Part-Time Member- Northwest, Ohio
The Ohio State University
Internal Number: R85203
The Extension Public Health AmeriCorps (E-PHAC) part time members will be a part of a unique one-of-a-kind program in the state of Ohio. E-PHAC members will serve in a hub located across the state in OSU Extension offices. Working in teams of 2 the member will engage community stakeholders, including youth, to determine through input and assessment a public health-oriented issue that impacts the whole community and work with a team of youth to plan, implement and report on the service project.
Goals of the service projects include:
1. Addressing public health needs of local communities by providing support in state and local public health settings;
2. Advancing more equitable health outcomes for underserved communities;
3. Exposing youth to public health and other health-related career opportunities.
Please include the following with your application:
An updated resume
A cover letter detailing why you want to serve with the Extension Public Health AmeriCorps. Please describe any previous volunteer experience. This should include where you served, why you served, and how it made you feel. If you have no formal volunteer experience, include how you have been involved in your community and what you hope to gain by serving with the Extension Public Health AmeriCorps.
Doing a year of AmeriCorps is always about much more than your pay (which is a living allowance), it is about the experience. It isnt a job, it is service. Benefits are to help you live, help you grow as a human, help you see the world in a service lens. Here is an overview of provided benefits for half-time members. We always want you to understand your benefits well and ensure you can know and plan how you will live financially, mentally, emotionally, and for your overall wellness during your service year.
Monthly living stipend
Education Award upon completion of service
Federal student loan forbearance
Member assistance program (counseling services)
Growth through mentorship, opportunity, and training including Mental Health First Aid and Community Health Worker certification
Increased awareness of social and community issues
Diverse professional experiences
60% Develop a community stakeholder advisory committee to assess community needs; identify underserved populations and work with Extension and local public health departments to identify appropriate schools and community organizations, recruit volunteers (3-5 sites per team) to plan, implement and report on public health-oriented service projects.
20% Combined training (E-PHAC, AmeriCorps, CDC)
10% Present E-PHAC to campus and local community organizations, and student groups.
Minimum Education Required
High school degree; bachelors degree preferred
Minimum of high school diploma or GED
17 Years of age or older
U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien
Results of a mandatory background check must enable you to effectively serve in duties of the position
Have a valid drivers license, current auto insurance, a reliable vehicle, and be able to make occasional trips to Columbus, OH for training & meetings.
Attendance at mandatory E-PHAC orientation (virtually and in-person)
Access to the internet and technology to complete timesheets and attend virtual meetings.
Ability to complete entire hours of commitment in contract period time
Not be paid through Ohio State University on any other contracts or positions
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.