Roles & Responsibilities
The follow is a list of responsibilities by each party involved in the AmeriCorps Community Health Program. A formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) must be signed by both parties prior to the placement of an AmeriCorps member.
Drake University Responsibilities
- Distribute and collect Host Site MOA between Healthiest State Initiative and each host site
- Collect cost-share payment from each host site
- Provide AmeriCorps members with health benefits, housing benefits and process distribution of living allowance
- Oversee recruitment, interview, selection, and placement of AmeriCorps members, in partnership with Host Site
- Provide orientation and continuous training for AmeriCorps Members
- Provide on-site support and technical assistance, as necessary
- Assess program and member progress towards objectives
- Provide opportunities for member professional development
- Oversee evaluation and quality assurance in meeting Healthiest State Initiative and AmeriCorps objectives
- Provide member and supervisor support
- Oversee grievance procedures, if necessary
- Reimbursement of mileage for travel required for Drake AmeriCorps Program sponsored events
Host Site Responsibilities
- Provide cost-share cash match of $8,900 prior to the start of the AmeriCorps Member
- Complete Host Site MOA within one week of award selection
- Reimbursement of member travel to Healthiest State Initiative annual conference
- Provide daily supervision of the member by a designated site supervisor
- Provide office space and materials (including phone, fax, computer, email, etc.) for AmeriCorps Member Roles and Responsibilities 2 Site Supervisor Responsibilities
- Participate in “Preparing for an AmeriCorps Member/Selection “webinar and half-day supervisor orientation
- Provide Fingerprints for FBI Background Check for all Direct Supervisors new to Drake AmeriCorps Program.
- Orient, train, and introduce AmeriCorps Member to the community
- Serve as an advocate and liaison to host site and AmeriCorps program, when appropriate
- Document in-kind contributions, including hours of supervision
- Assist members in completing reports, evaluations, timesheets, and other required documentation in a thorough and timely manner
- Support the member’s attendance at AmeriCorps trainings, professional development, and AmeriCorps service events. Provide time in member’s work plan to complete all service-related paperwork and Healthiest State Initiative goals.
- Communicate in a timely manner with AmeriCorps about any problems or concerns about the member, should any significant issues arise
- Attend the AmeriCorps Community Health Coaches Program orientation and trainings as required
- Complete and submit monthly reports in a timely manner
- Serve as a liaison between the local community and Healthiest State Initiative
- Implement specific programs in community, schools, and workplaces in order to decrease levels of obesity.
- Research possible policy changes communities can make to improve walkability, conduct walking school bus route assessments and provide educational presentations about Safe Routes to School
- Research possible policy/procedure changes schools and workplaces can make to reorganize lunch areas or cafeterias to a Smarter Lunchroom model, conduct smarter lunchroom assessments and provide educational presentations about Smarter Lunchroom
- Provide educational presentations to community members on Complete Streets programming
- Implement specific programs in workplaces in order to decrease tobacco use and increase morale
- Educate workplaces on ways to implement Tobacco Free policies.
- Delivering a training (called TEAM Training) focused on improving interpersonal skills among employees and staff in order to reduce workplace stress.
- Develop and design effective communications and marketing materials to be used in public presentations
- Deliver public presentations and education workshops regarding Healthiest State Initiative goals
- Develop relationships with local leaders in order to advance the Healthiest State Initiative
- Communicate in a professional manner with local leaders
- Recruit 10 volunteers to assist with member activities