AmeriCorps Service Member: Empowerment Program Assistant

AmeriCorps Service Member: Empowerment Program Assistant

Service Term: January 2018-August 2018
Closing Dates and How to Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to The Julian Center, C/O Kiev
Tolka (
Applications will be reviewed as they are received

Project Description: Located in Indianapolis, IN, the Julian Center Empowerment Program is dedicated to making with and encouraging life changing connections and interactions while and time. The Julian Center’s focus is, working today for a safer tomorrow, and a part of the mission is to assist survivors of domestic violence to become self-sufficient. We want to help victims to survive domestic abuse and thrive in a new life. In order to provide a concrete way to accomplish this, we established Propel Indy.

The Julian Center’s Propel Indy Program is a unique, innovative micro-community designed to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence as they become self-sufficient, autonomous and independent members of the larger community. This advanced program blends together practical life skills, social capacity and therapeutic elements to encourage whole person wellbeing and promote healing.

Propel Indy begins with a 16 week class called Getting Ahead. This introduction class is designed to help participants identify their personal barriers and strengths as well as set short, medium and long term goals for their finances, family and personal growth. Upon the completion of Getting Ahead, graduates can join the Propel Indy community group. This advanced program is comprised of survivors, community mentors, volunteers and youth enrichment staff. For 18 months, Propel community members meet twice per month as a group and participate in interactive programming related to finances, job training, family development, self-care, goal setting and much more.

Individualized progress benchmarks are designed for each participant in collaboration with Propel Indy staff and as part of the larger group; they work toward their own goals and design their own roadmap. At the end of 18 months, participants graduate from the program and may have the opportunity to join as mentor for those just starting out.

AmeriCorps Member Duties: The Julian Center Empowerment Program seeks an outgoing, organized and resourceful person to continue to develop the infrastructure and capacity of the Julian Center Empowerment Program. Intended to be a long-term community effort to save and change lives, Propel Indy needs an AmeriCorps service member to help build sustainability through volunteer support and recruitment, data support, and expanding the presence of Propel Indy in our community. Duties may include the updating and expanding of the program’s on-going support and training, developing a plan for effective data collecting and assisting with community events and outreach. Members must be available all Wednesday evenings. Conversational Spanish is a plus but not required.

This is a great opportunity for those interested in human services, volunteer coordination, training and teaching, and related fields. While the Empowerment Program assistant must be able to work independently, this AmeriCorps service member will work with a fun, dynamic team of Julian Center staff, as well as capable, committed volunteer leaders. The position is open to those ages 18+.

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training.


  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Demonstration of mature and professional demeanor
  • Experience in volunteer coordination, program coordination, training/teaching,
    community leadership, public speaking and other outreach skills (preferred)
  • Conversational Spanish (preferred)
  • GED or high school diploma required, BA preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic computer literacy
  • Commitment to non-violent and cooperative work environment
  • Commitment to providing quality and equitable services to all clients regardless of race,
    gender identity, sex, religion, age or sexual orientation.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Adherence to all confidentiality procedures