JOIN THE AMERICORPS VISTA TEAM IN NOVEMBER 2017!!
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 November 2017 to November 2018.
Benefits of Serving in the AmeriCorps VISTA Program:
**Living Allowance of $12,311 (Distributed in biweekly payments)
**Relocation Allowance of up to $550
**End of Service Award upon completion of service
**Child Care Benefit
**Professional Development and Training
WE ARE RECRUITING INDIVIDUALS TO FILL THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
CAMP Coordinator and BBBS Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, Service Site: Big Brothers Big Sisters MI Capital Region
The VISTA member will identify and engage formal mentoring organizations and informal mentoring programs serving youth in the Tri-county area; implement Volunteer Mentoring recruitment strategies to benefit all CAMP members; and, create trainings and events for CAMP mentors and mentees quarterly.
Community Education Specialist, Service Site: Eastside Community Action Center
The VISTA member develop a sustainable volunteer recruitment and management system for Eastside Community Action Center's tutoring and mentoring program in order to ensure that at-risk and vulnerable children in grades K-12 receive the educational, social, and emotional support they need.
Community Housing Specialist, Service Site: Eastside Community Action Center
The VISTA member will help ensure that low income residents move from renting to home ownership. Neighborhood residents will receive educational, social, and emotional support they need to help them break the cycle of poverty from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Housing Specialist. The VISTA Member will build the capacity of the Eastside Community Action Center by developing a sustainable referral and resource housing system for our community residents.
Financial Literacy Program Developer, Service Site: Refugee Development Center
The VISTA member will help ensure that Newcomer (refugee and immigrant) residents receive assistance to improve their financial literacy, improve their overall assets, support and enhance efforts to identify financial literacy resources and opportunities and implement financial training curricula, specifically for culturally diverse audiences, with partner organizations and institutions.
Program Resource Coordinator, Service Site: Greater Lansing Housing Coalition/Center for Financial Health
The VISTA member will serve with both organizations. The member will assist in fund development, develop outreach and marketing campaigns for programs offered, grow social media presence, and recruit volunteers for both agencies.
Power of We Consortium VISTA Leader, Service Site: Ingham County Health Department AmeriCorps VISTA Program
The VISTA Leader will support the VISTA project and its members in order to enhance its effectiveness, stability, and sustainability; develop and coordinate professional development trainings and service events in order to assist in member development; and, assist in outreach, marketing, and recruitment of VISTA members and host-sites.
How to Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter for each of the positions that interest you to the Power of We AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director, Rose Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org by
August 18, 2017 by 5pm.