NJSACC is seeking Afterschool Ambassadors

NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors (From L to R) EllenTyndell (Ocean County), Sharon Towler (Union County), Elena Piperno (Camden County), Maria River-Butler (Burlington County), Thea Pace (Monmouth County)

“I enjoyed meeting other providers in my area.”

“I became more knowledgeable of afterschool policies, goals and objectives.”

“Great networking”

Applications Open for NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors

The NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors is a select group of leaders in New Jersey’s Afterschool communities whoVolunteer to serve as representatives of NJSACC. Afterschool Ambassadors assist NJSACC to connect afterschool professionals, via a Countywide Network. Afterschool Ambassadors are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties and will further NJSACC’s mission to develop public awareness of Afterschool issues, build a strong network for afterschool program professionals in NJ, and to establish professional development opportunities in every New Jersey County.

Afterschool Ambassadors are located in each of New Jerseys 21 Counties.

Being a NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador is a commitment from February 2012-October 2013

A successful NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador should be:
* Familiar with afterschool programs in the local community
* Committed to Networking
* Committed to Advocacy for Afterschool programs
* Involved and informed in current trends in out of school time
* Very Computer and Web knowledgeable and functional

NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors responsibilities include:
* Attendance in Ambassadors training and participation in Webinars, phone conference and web forums
* Fostering a County wide group of Afterschool Professionals and Advocates
* Helping NJSACC identify all Afterschool programs in the County & documenting information collected
* Holding trainings in local community with Administration done by NJSACC
* Meeting with local and county officials to build support for afterschool
* Help organize special events such as Celebrate Afterschool Week and Lights On Afterschool

NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors will receive the following for their volunteer service and commitment: 
* Free Full Membership to NJSACC and Full Membership to the NAA (National Afterschool Association)
* Partnership listing on www.njsacc.org
* An Afterschool Ambassadors Badge
* Two Enhanced trainings specific and prescriptive based on the needs of the Ambassadors
* Attend Ambassador organized trainings for free
* First Hand information on current trends in Afterschool
* Resume builder for state and national leadership in the field of Afterschool

To be considered for the NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors Program, you must meet the following requirements: 
* Completed Application
* A minimum of 3 years of Professional Experience in the Afterschool Field
* 2 emails of reference*

Once applications have been reviewed and interviews are completed, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador positions will be offered to qualified candidates. All applicants will receive an emailed notice of the decisions.

If you are offered a NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador position and accept, you must be available for all mandatory events.

Orientation: January 26, 2012

To apply, complete the following steps: 1) complete the application; 2) submit the application and two (2) emails of reference sent directly to sarahbcruz@njsacc.org

Application Deadline: December 19, 2011
Position Notification via email by January 3, 2012

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