Recruiting your new 2017-18 AmeriCorps member Timeline

Campus-based local Recruiting:

Begin posting your College Access Corps position description through local outlets
Repost position throughout the recruitment period. As a host site, you are responsible for recruitment using local outlets.

Use College Access Corps 1-page Flyer (Make sure to put your contact info in the lower right hand box)

Suggested Host Site Strategies:

  • Target graduating students or graduating staff of your program
  • Present at or create an AmeriCorps event on your campus
  • Contact Human Services, Education, or other academic departments that may have talented students graduating that may be interested in serving with your CAC program (perhaps present to their class about your opporutnity)
  • Network with your professional colleagues about potential candidates
  • Career Center/Service Learning Center and other resources on campus
  • Professional Higher Education/Service Learning Listserves
  • Craigslist
  • Human Resources office at your campus
  • Local news sources (print & web)
  • Local Volunteer Center
  • Career Fairs
  • Community Calendars
  • Local service clubs and community groups

Screening & Interviews: This process should be as host site centered as possible to ensure you choose the best fit for your project. The following scenarios are examples of how a WACC/ORCC College Access Corps candidate may be recruited and selected:


Locally Recruited AmeriCorps members

Nationally Recruited AmeriCorps members (WACC or ORCC)

1. Host site posts AmeriCorps position locally and manages position specific recruitment campaign.

1. WACC/ORCC posts general CAC member position on the AmeriCorps portal.

2. Host site receives resumes and cover letters from candidates.

2. WACC/ORCC receives a candidate application through the AmeriCorps portal.

3. Host site interviews candidates, checks references and identifies top choice. (Site keeps track of how many candidates applied).

3. WACC/ORCC performs initial interview with the
candidate.

4. Have top candidate fill out online AmeriCorps application

4. WACC identifies “good fit” host sites and forwards the candidate’s information to potential sites on a weekly basis.

5. Host site forwards top choice to WACC/ORCC.

5. Host site interviews and checks references.

6. WACC/ORCC officially offers candidate College Access Corps position in egrants.  

6. Host site selects candidate as top choice and informs WACC/ORCC.

7. Have hired candidate fill out the new CAC enrollment paperwork and schedule an FBI fingerprint check with Fieldprint.

7. WACC/ORCC officially offers candidate College Access Corps position in egrants.  

 

8. Have hired candidate fill out the new CAC enrollment paperwork and schedules an FBI fingerprint check with Fieldprint.


NOTE: All enrollment paperwork must be received by WACC/ORCC and FBI fingerprint checks scheduled before member can be enrolled.