4 POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN MARCH 2018!!
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program that has been working to alleviate poverty in America since 1965. VISTA’s serve full-time for one year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that fight poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members recruit and manage community volunteers, raise funds, and help manage projects. More specifically, the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program focuses on building the capacity of organizations in the areas of education and economic opportunity.
Members will serve in a full-time, 36-40 hours per week, capacity from March 2018-March 2019.
Benefits of Service:
Loan Forbearance or Deferment
Professional Development Training
WE ARE RECRUITING INDIVIDUALS TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
This position will be serving with the City of Lansing. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will support the Mayor’s Neighborhood Advisory Board; cultivate partnerships among stakeholders, who can build capacity and serve as volunteers for neighborhood projects; and, support a communications strategy that reaches residents of the City’s neighborhoods as well as local, regional and national partners.
Resource Development Coordinator
This position will be serving with the City of Lansing. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will support neighborhoods and citizens in sourcing resources for projects of their design; cultivate partnerships among stakeholders who can build capacity and serve as volunteers for target low-income neighborhood revitalization projects; assist with the Love Your Block program strategic planning process; and, ensure the sustainability of the program through volunteer engagement and the pursuit of additional funding opportunities.
This position will be serving with the MSU Student Housing Cooperative. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will become familiar with SHC and Worker cooperatives; evaluate, design, and implement additional educational and training programs; and, increase the impact and influence of cooperative and shared-equity housing as an economic development tool and poverty alleviation in Ingham County.
This position will be serving with the MSU Student Housing Cooperative. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will assess the Student Housing Cooperative's opportunities and shortcomings in meeting community needs and increase the impact and influence of cooperative and shared-equity housing and food as an economic development tool in Ingham County.
To APPLY send a resume and cover letter that indicates which position(s) that interest you to the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director, Rose Henderson at email@example.com by January 26, 2018 by 5pm.