Campus Compact AmeriCorps

Campus Compact AmeriCorps was created to increase levels of volunteerism among college students in Iowa as part of their academic experience, while engaging them in their local campus community. We work with member colleges and universities and Volunteer Centers to recruit full-time and part-time members who implement Civic Action Plans and build community-campus connections. 

Now seeking 2019-2020 Host Sites!

Iowa Campus Compact is seeking interested Iowa institutions of higher education and Volunteer Centers of Iowa for our 2019-20 Campus Compact AmeriCorps program. The goal of the program is to support human resource capacity for strong community-campus partnerships that make impacts on nonprofit organizations and create learning opportunities for students. Current college students and full-time graduates can serve in roles that build campus capacity for partnerships aligned with their Civic Action Plan and build nonprofit capacity for strategic partnership goals.

Host sites may apply to host one or more full-time (1700 hours over 11 months), academic full time (1200 hours over 9 months), academic part time (900 hours over 9 months) or part-time (300 hours completed over a semester, academic year, or program year) AmeriCorps member. Host sites that commit to partnership best practices and a large member cohort may request funding for personnel time to supervisor their AmeriCorps members. Sites will be selected for a one-year grant cycle, but evaluated annually for continuation. This document provides background information on Iowa Campus Compact, AmeriCorps State, and this program, as well as details on program proposal requirements and timelines.

Applications submitted by Friday, March 15, 2019 will be given priority when Iowa Campus Compact considers awards. Applicants interested in receiving personnel time or paid AmeriCorps positions are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline. Applications may be submitted by Friday, May 10, 2019. Applications can be submitted online.

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT 

Questions can be directed to Iowa Campus Compact Assistant Director Justin Ellis at (515) 505-3670 or jellis {at} compact(.)org. Sites are encouraged to set up one-on-one calls to discuss their goals and get information and support. A technical assistance webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 12pm to 1pm. Register here anytime before the webinar to attend. A recording will be made available to everyone who registers.

Host Site Application

Application Instructions (PDF)

Position Description Guidelines (PDF)

Host sites must use the following position description templates for their Campus Compact AmeriCorps positions.

  1. Campus Compact AmeriCorps Template: Download template (DOCX)

Campus Compact has created templates for common positions that you are encouraged to use and modify

  1. Civic Action Planning AmeriCorps Associate: Download template (DOCX)
  2. Program Development AmeriCorps member: Download template (DOCX)
  3. Research & Development AmeriCorps member: Download template (DOCX)
  4. Volunteer Manager AmeriCorps member: Download template (DOCX)
  5. Volunteer Recruiter AmeriCorps member: Download template (DOCX)

A technical assistance webinar will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 12pm to 1pm. Register here anytime before the webinar to attend. A recording will be made available to everyone who registers.

Technical Assistance Slides