2 Positions Available Beginning September 4!
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.
All AmeriCorps VISTA members serve in a full-time, 36-40 hours per week, capacity from September 4, 2018 - September 3, 2019.
Benefits of Service:
Living Allowance of $12,311 (distributed biweekly)
Education Award ($5,920) OR Cash Stipend ($1,800)
Loan Forbearance for Qualified Student Loans
Professional Development and Training
WE ARE HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
Resource Development Specialist, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EMPOWERMENT CENTER
The mission of the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC) is to increase the number of Michigan youth who are motivated and prepared for academic and career success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We work with economically disadvantaged students to build excitement and proficiency for STEM coursework and careers, primarily upper elementary students and middle schoolers (to avoid the middle school drop-off, especially in math) from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, all underrepresented in computer science and STEM careers.
The AmeriCorps VISA member serving with ITEC will assist with fund development and community outreach by assisting with grant writing, research, and other fundraising strategies; designing marketing materials for fundraising purposes; developing community partnerships in order to promote program sustainability; and, assisting with organizing community outreach activities.
CAMP Coordinator and Recruitment Specialist, BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their life for the better, forever. The national organization has been around for over 100 years, locally we have been serving the at risk youth in our community since 1954.
The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve to ensure economically disadvantaged and minority children have access to safe and effective out of school and after-school to services. The VISTA member will assist in increasing, identifying and engaging formal mentoring organizations and informal mentoring programs; Implement Volunteer Mentoring recruitment strategies to benefit all of CAMP Members; Provide training and collaboration for CAMP members; and Strengthen BBBS Volunteer Management Systems.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by August 9, 2018 by 5pm.