JOBS & INTERNSHIPS
Community-Academic Partners in Service (CAPS) connects the LLU community and the local community by serving as a resource for both. We develop and support programs that combine knowledge with action and address the needs of both communities. Through CAPS, LLU students have the opportunity to engage in service-related activities that enhance the quality of life of community members while also enriching the students' learning experience. Our ultimate goal is to build reciprocal and sustainable relationships between LLU students, faculty, and the local community. This will in turn support social change, improve health outcomes, and eliminate health disparities in San Bernardino community members.
We currently have ONE job opening.
La Escuelita Coordinator (part-time, Federal Work Study student position)
Coordinates with families from the San Bernardino area, whose children attend the Healthy Neighborhoods Programs at La Escuelita in SACHS Norton Clinic, in order to listen to their needs and seek out resources and learning opportunities for both the greater community and students. Acts as the voice of the community on campus and is the bridge to services for community members. Coordinates quarterly classes for parents and monthly meetings for the parents, plan community events, as well as supports communications between LLU, HNP, SACHS and the local community. Performs other duties as needed.
Main Job Duties
1. Serves as the primary community liaison for the Healthy Neighborhoods Projects at the La Escuelita site; interacts with families, students, youth, community-based organizations, churches, etc.
2. Connects with parents from the San Bernardino community through phone calls and face to face interaction.
3. Plans monthly meetings to inform parents about La Escuelita events or classes, asks about their needs for services and shares community resources.
4. Plans quarterly workshops and classes to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5- 630pm or during the same hour of tutoring.
5. Coordinates LLU students or community organizations to come and share their services to the families (calling, setting up work plan, sign in sheets, follow up resources).
6. Serves as a liaison for LLU students, faculty, staff and HNP coordinators to connect to the families out in the community
7. Collaborates and shares resources with the Kids Rock Program Coordinator in order to promote more family involvement in child programs.
8. Records attendance, volunteers and participation to assist with future funding efforts.
9. Identifies areas of needs and determines what resources should be used or allocated.
10. Identifies and confirms speakers, presenters, and translators when needed.
11. Supports CAPS with community events throughout the year
Education: Currently enrolled as a Loma Linda University student. Must be eligible for Federal Work Study program.
Experience: None required. Some office and community relations experience preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: a. Ability to operate a computer, b. Ability to process and sort mail, c. Ability to communicate fluently in English. d. Bilingual in English/Spanish required.
Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others, is cooperative, takes initiative, participates well in a team environment, good communication skills, ability to take direction, asks questions when doesn’t understand what needs to be done.
Other: This job requires a commitment of 15-20 hours a week of which 40% of time will be spent off-campus at La Escuelita. Must be able to work some evenings. This position requires a certain level of flexibility and may require the selected candidate to work after hours, weekends and holidays with a minimum of 2 weekend events quarterly and as needed.
Think you might be interested? Contact the CAPS office at 909-651-5011 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your résumé and cover letter
"Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them, he cried, 'Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?' God said, 'I did do something. I made you." -Sufi Teaching