The Community Engagement office is looking for a full-time 2015-2016 SerVermont Americorps*VISTA member to join our team!
The SerVermont AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is a statewide national service program in its third year. VISTA Members are 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.
We seek a VISTA member for a one-year position from August 2015 – August 2016 to work with the Community Engagement team 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).
-A modest living allowance: $973 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: $5,730 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 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. Cover Letter and Resume due on MOJO on May 3, 2015