Community Engagement is hiring: 2014-2015 Poverty Initiatives Coordinator

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on April 2, 2014

The Community Engagement office is looking for a full-time 2014-2015 Poverty Initiatives Coordinator, SerVermont Americorps*VISTA member to join our team!

The Program:

The SerVermont AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is a statewide national service program in its third year. 27 members will be placed at community-based organizations and state and municipal agencies whose mission and VISTA assignments cover focus areas including Veterans, Economic Development, Healthy Futures, and Education. Each VISTA makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a host site and  receive a modest living allowance that is linked to the poverty level in their community, as well as professional development training throughout the year.

The Position

As Community Engagement’s new Privilege & Poverty (academic) program begins, we seek a VISTA member for a one-year position from August 2014 – August 2015 to work with the Community Engagement Director to weave together co-curricular poverty-related programs in a more cohesive and intentional manner, while also deepening our collaboration with participating community partners. We aim to (a.) engage more Middlebury College students & faculty, (b.) focus on building a more solid infrastructure that will strategically increase our capacity to help meet local needs, deepen the impact of our efforts, identify opportunities for growth and development, and establish a sustainable program, (c.) to provide support, as needed, to participating P&P faculty members.

The Poverty Initiatives Coordinator will organize events and activities that will mobilize others in service to low-income families and individuals and work with organizations on projects aimed to help alleviate poverty (e.g., through mentoring initiatives, ELL and translation services, financial literacy efforts, and more).

The Benefits:

-A modest living allowance: $946 per month

– $300/month rent assistance

– 10 days of personal leave, 10 days of medical leave

– Childcare subsidies are available for members who qualify.

– Relocation allowance: Up to $550 stipend if member relocates 50 miles or more to serve in addition to up to $1,000 in mileage reimbursement from your home of record.

– After successfully completing your service year you can choose to receive either: An education award: $5,645 that can be applied to student loans or future education. This amount is taxed and must be used in 7 years OR a stipend: $1,500 cash, which accrues at $125 per month and is taxed.

– For one year after service, members receive non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs meaning they can apply for without competing against the general public (as long as they they meet basic requirements for the job).


-Must be a United States citizen, United States National or Legal Permanent Resident of the United States.

– Must pass a criminal background check by CNCS. CNCS investigates for past sexual offenses and violent crimes. Minor offenses, unless directly relevant to service, will not bar someone from service.

– Must have a bachelor’s degree or three years of related volunteer/job experience

Qualified and interested? See the full job posting and apply on MOJO.

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