AmeriCorps Member – CDC of South Berkshire (Full-Time)

AmeriCorps Member
Service Opportunity
Full-Time Position
1700 hours in 10 months

Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire and Local Initiatives Support Corporation are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as Associate Project Manager. The candidate will ideally begin service on October 1, 2017, and serve a minimum of 1700 hours through the end of his/her term on July 31, 2018. The exact start and end date is confirmed by the Member Agreement of Participation.

CDCSB’s service area includes all of Berkshire County, with a primary focus area on the fifteen towns south of Pittsfield: Lenox, Richmond, Lee, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Tyringham, Egremont, Alford, Sheffield, New Marlborough, Monterey, Otis, Mt. Washington, and Sandisfield. Within this focus area, CDCSB’s work concentrates in the communities that have some level of public infrastructure (town water and sewer, public transportation) and have ready access to services: Great Barrington, Stockbridge, West Stockbridge, Lee, Lenox, Sheffield. The largest of these, Great Barrington, has a population of 7082; the populations of the other towns range from 151 to 5907 (2015, USA City Facts, US Government).

The south Berkshire region is characterized by its rural setting with a predominance of open space, agricultural land with a trend for increasing “rural sprawl” e.g. the population in the core of downtown Great Barrington has declined by 10% over the last decade; in Housatonic by 17%. The economy is primarily service-based, driven by the hospitality and tourism industry. Land costs are disproportionally high, driven by the vacation, retirement and second home markets. Land costs are rising; wages are declining. The combination of low wage-paying jobs and high housing costs has made it especially difficult to retain the area’s youth; the population is declining and aging with a median age of 45.

The unemployment rate in the larger towns ranges from 4.1% in Great Barrington to 3.3% in Stockbridge (Bureau of Labor Statistics). In 2015 the poverty rate in the larger towns ranged from 10.1% in Lenox and 12.2% in Great Barrington with a rate of 14.3% for all of Berkshire County (US Census ACS). These statistics indicate a significant population of “working poor”. The population is 95% white, with a slowly growing Latino population.

Median household income ranges from $48,000 in Monterey to $91,000 in Alford. The median household incomes in the larger towns, holding the majority of the population, average approximately $52,000. The median household income of the downtown cores of the larger towns are 20% to 40% less than the median household incomes for the towns as a whole.

Median sales price of 1500-2500 sq. ft. homes averages $345,000. The household income necessary to afford the median sale price is $90,000, or $38,000 more than the median household income (MassHousing). Nearly half of all homeowners and almost two-thirds of all renters pay more than 30% of their income on housing costs. Homeowner and rental vacancy rates are both less than 2%. None of the south Berkshire towns meet the 10% Subsidized Housing Unit threshold set by Chapter 40-B. There is a very deep need for affordable housing throughout the area, for both rental and home ownership.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is dedicated to helping community residents transform distressed neighborhoods into healthy and sustainable communities of choice and opportunity — good places to work, do business and raise children. LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help community-based organizations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. This strategy extends to the LISC AmeriCorps program where we support placing AmeriCorps Members with local non-profit partners. Members assist in efforts to revitalize underserved neighborhoods across America and create vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

Housing Development Project Management of at least one current project with direction and oversight by the
Executive Director:

• Oversee and manage the process for project feasibility, design/development, and permitting.
• Coordinate and facilitate project financing applications with particular attention to development budgets and operating proformas.
• Coordinate work and facilitate communication between owner, development consultant, and design/development team.
• Facilitate and manage the communication and relationships with State Agencies, Town Boards and partnering organizations.
• Keep records for all project meetings and project-related correspondence.
• Manage the project schedule, including the construction schedule if applicable.
• Develop relationships with community leaders and serve as CDCSB’s liaison with the community.
• Coordinate project information meetings with neighborhoods and the wider public.
• Coordinate events and community outreach relating to ongoing projects and mission.
• Facilitate Facebook and Twitter account information relating to projects and organization.

Members will be provided with goal(s) at the onset of the service assignment based on the activities and responsibilities noted above. Members will track goal attainment monthly through an on-line system (training provided). Members will also discuss professional performance in the form of a mid-term and final performance

Members will perform day to day service at CDCSB and serve a minimum of 40 hours per week. Normal service hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with 30 minutes for lunch per day. There will be opportunities to serve evenings and weekends.

Members are expected to attend and participate in all LISC AmeriCorps sponsored activities including but not limited to:
§ Attending a local onboarding session coordinated by LISC and an onsite orientation to our organization;
§ Attending a national leadership conference tentatively scheduled for March 2018;
§ Attending all locally sponsored monthly meetings;
§ Participating in nationally sponsored webinars;
§ Actively participating in at least two locally identified and team coordinated service projects (one for Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and one for National AmeriCorps Week); and,
§ Engaging in any other LISC events as determined by the local LISC office.

This is an AmeriCorps position. LISC and Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire will not allow the member to engage in activities that are considered prohibited under the terms of the grant while serving as a LISC AmeriCorps member.

§ Desire and ability to work with a diverse group of people, particularly those living in low-income
distressed neighborhoods
§ Ability to work independently and in a team environment
§ Basic computer skills
§ Good written and oral communication skills
§ Ability to work a flexible schedule (some night and weekend meetings may be required)

To be eligible to participate as a LISC AmeriCorps member the candidate must meet all eligibility requirements to serve as a National Service participant including but not limited to:

§ Be eligible to earn 100% of a full-time education award
§ Be eligible to perform a term of national service
§ Possess a high school degree, GED certificate or agree to achieve GED during the term of service
§ Be at least 17 years of age (note there is no upper age limit)
§ Have unexpired proof of status as a US citizen or possess unexpired permanent resident status and be able to provide documentation as determined by CNCS
§ Be available to serve for a full 10 month period of time
§ Be able to complete at least 1700 hours of service within the 10 months of service as well as serve the full term of the service

If a candidate has a criminal record, it does not necessarily make a candidate ineligible for service. Only candidates who are subject to registry on the National Sex Offender Public Website or have been convicted of murder may not participate as an AmeriCorps member. Only candidates being offered and then accepting the position must consent to a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website, a State Level Criminal History Search and an FBI search. Consent is provided via the LISC AmeriCorps application.

Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will be eligible for a $5,815 education award to pay off existing, eligible student loans or return to school. Members are eligible to place existing student loans (loans must qualify and not in a state of default) into AmeriCorps forbearance. The position pays a total stipend of $15,000. The stipend is taxable and paid in 20 equal checks twice a month from LISC. Direct deposit is highly encouraged. A health care benefit is available for the participant only (dependents are not eligible). For members with children under the age of 13, there is a child care subsidy benefit available which is dependent on the participant meeting all eligibility requirements (This benefit is administered by a contracted provider via the Corporation for National and Community Service).

Send resumes to Timothy Geller at

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the selection process.

Wingstop Restaurant (Part-Time)

Wingstop Restaurant


Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. is a chain of nostalgic, aviation-themed restaurants where the sole focus is on chicken wings. Wingstop locations are decorated following a 1930s and 1940s “pre-jet” aviation theme.


Survey Analyst




*  Provide comprehensive Survey reports on restaurants in their city

* Provide accurate and replicable data on how the restaurants operate

*  Having an idea of the ambiance of some provided restaurants in their city

*  Financial Reporting




Must be able to communicate Orally and Verbally


Contact Robert at with either your resume or cover letter to get an Interview

Robert Brown

Front Desk/Guest Services Associate (Full & Part-Time) Hancock, MA

Front Desk/Guest Services Associate


The Front Desk/Guest Services Associate will be responsible for providing excellent guest service as it pertains to guest registration/checking out of the resort. He/She will promptly address guest service needs, provide resort information and area attraction details and directions, maintain unit vacancy inventory, reservations, and room assignments, process guest folios, collect payment, and accurately manage cash receipts. He/she will maintain the company’s expected high-quality standards and will follow all safety protocols as dictated by company policy and maintain Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), including the new Global Harmonized System (GHS) regulations.


Essential Job Functions


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the Guest Services function of the resort: Promptly greet guests in a friendly and professional manner. Complete guest registration process, issue unit keys and provide resort information and area attractions details and directions. Accurately process all cash and credit card transactions in accordance with established procedures.  Balance all cash receipts and work performed during shift and perform a bucket check on shift, post all guest charges, complete cashier and other reports, preparing deposit, and counting/securing of assigned bank. Complete check-out procedures, compute bills, verify that the correct charges and credits are posted to the corresponding guest folio, collect payment and makes changes as required. May routinely reserve and confirm guest reservations for individuals and/or groups that are requested either by phone or from within the company; process cancellations, revisions, and information updates on changes. Make pre-arrival informational calls to booked incoming guests, confirm and cancel reservations for guests and answer a variety of questions for guests pertaining to their reservations. Provides quotes for room rates (35% time)
  • Maintain positive guest, owner and associate relationships: Respond appropriately to guest inquiries and concerns to ensure total guest satisfaction. Resolve guest issues to resolution in effort to improve the guest experience and escalate any outstanding guest inquiries or concerns to management that may require additional monitoring or follow-up.  Make appropriate service recovery recommendations. Promote team work and quality service through daily communications and coordination with other departments. (35% time)
  • Ensure compliance with: Internal Audit, Quality Assurance, Loss Prevention, Resort Operating Procedures, Guest Service Department Operating Procedures, and Standard Operating Procedures. (15% time)
  • Cultivate a “Count On Me” Culture: Continuously exhibit the company’s Count on Me philosophy; be responsive to the needs of our guests, associates and all we come into contact with on the job, be respectful in every way; deliver a great experience.   (10% time)
  • Performs other duties as needed. (5% time)



Comprehensive Healthcare Benefits within 31 days of hire

Tuition & Certification Reimbursement

401(k) Plan Options

Worldwide Career Growth Opportunities

Travel Discount Benefits

Company Perks


Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

a)    Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent


c)     Knowledge and skills

  • Organizational Skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Acquires job skills and learns company policies and procedures to complete routine tasks.
  • Ability to read and comprehend routine instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to give high priority to customer service.
  • Ability to solve problems with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Basic office skills helpful including basic math, proper cash handling procedures.
  • Must maintain a professional appearance and a Can-Do, positive attitude towards all guests and staff.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be people oriented and able to work independently or with others as needed.
  • Must be detail oriented.

d)    Technical Skills

  • PC Skills and Knowledge
  • Ability to use basic office equipment including Fax, copier, printers
  • Microsoft Office: Word, excel, outlook
  • Key systems
  • Hotel Hospitality Front office system knowledge a plus
  • Must be able to easily and frequently change from one activity to another while operating a switchboard or computer keyboard

e)    Job experience

  • 1 year of guest services experience in a hospitality/hotel/resort environment and/or
  • 1 year of customer service experience in service or retail environment

Apply Today!

Interested applicants should apply at and select Hancock, MA as the location

Unless there is a legal requirement, experience will be accepted for the education requirement.


*Must be 18 years of age or older to apply

*Available to work a flexible schedule including days, nights, weekends and holidays

*Ability to provide authorization to work in the United States

*WVO requires the successful completion of a background check prior to employment

LOFT Outlet Lee – 2 PT Sales Lead Openings (Part-Time)


Provide exceptional client service, operating as the Manager on Duty in the absence of a manager, performing operational and transactional functions, handling client service issues, issuing approvals for desk transactions as well as opening and closing the store. The Sales Lead will refer all duties which require managerial experience and/or approval to the Store Manager (e.g. disciplinary action, hiring, and terminating associates).


  • In addition to Sales Associate roles of providing excellence in delivering the Client Experience, the Sales Lead is responsible for supporting Store Management in overseeing the operational functioning of the store including, but not limited to:**
  • Driving revenue by proactively managing the client experience while effectively performing Manager on Duty responsibilities – Assuming the MOD role when Managers are not on the floor**
  • Coaching Associates “in the moment” on client interactions & performance to maximize productivity & capture client opportunities**
  • Possessing keys to the store, performing opening and closing procedures in the absence of management**
  • Utilizing reports to make effective merchandising decisions & style the store to Division standards**
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned**



  • Client Service: Ensures that the client remains the top priority while balancing required tasks and overall store operations**
  • Store Operations and Organization: Ability to organize, delegate, prioritize assignments, and meet deadlines**
  • Merchandising: Knowledge of visual standards and techniques, and ability to implement and maintain within company guidelines**
  • Accuracy: Ability to handle cash and provide change without error. Ability to prepare nightly deposit as necessary. Captures accurate information for all transactions including signatures, addresses, and original receipt data**
  • Communication: Communicates effectively with Clients, Members of Management, Business Partners, and Store Associates**
  • Schedule: Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business, including evening and weekend shifts**
  • Physical: Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds occasionally. Maneuver effectively around sales floor, stock room and office**


Click here to apply:

Baba Louie’s in Great Barrington, MA – Various Positions (Part-Time)

Like working in the restaurant industry? Do you consider yourself a foodie? Looking to work for a locally owned business? Then Baba Louie’s is the place to work. Part time positions available:

  • Kitchen Staff
  • Host/Take Out Window
  • Servers

Interested in any of the positions stop in and fill out an application or call 413.442.8459 or email your resume to

Part-Time Mentor Coordinator for Young Women in Science Program in Great Barrington MA (7/26/17)

Job Responsibilities

· Supervise and direct the work of high school mentors who work in the elementary school Girls Science Clubs (GSC) and middle school STEAM Team (ST) programs

· Cultivate and maintain relationships with participants’ family members, visiting STEM professionals, community partners, and participating school faculty members

· Run GSC and ST after school programs; intentionally create a learning community of participants; support and guide mentors in planning and implementing activities; organize culminating showcases

· Conduct pre- and post- assessments on the programs efficacy using survey evaluations

· Document program sessions

· Participate in Flying Cloud Institute staff meetings and trainings


· Have or are working towards relevant Bachelor’s degree: ideally in science, art, psychology, or education

· Previous experience working with young people

· Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities

· Excellent writing and analytical skills

· Experience using G-suite and Excel a plus

To apply:

Please email a resume and letter of interest to or send to:

352 Main Street, Ste. 212
Great Barrington, MA 01230
PHONE NUMBER – 413-645-3058

Mentor Coordinator Posting 7/26/17