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AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

Campus Compact of Oregon
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Ensure the VISTA team members have the tools they need to achieve project goals and maintain an antipoverty
focus. Begin working with Campus Compact staff to conduct community outreach and support operations of
a community advisory board. Work with supervisor and fellow Leader to plan site visits.
Member Activity: 1. Serve as a go to for VISTA policy and resources. 2. Collaborate with VISTA
team to coordinator trainings. 3. Work on MLK Day of Service Project.
Member Activity: 4. Support member retention by providing, as needed, daily guidance, information,
attention, and resources in order to help team members overcome on-site barriers that may lead to
early termination. Identify serious issues that require assistance from Program Manager.
Member Activity: 5. Work with staff and supervisor to identify small organizations that would benefit
from VISTA and Campus Compact support

Service Activities

Help orient the team to their new roles and the anti-poverty project focus. Begin working collaboratively
with the other VISTA Leader, Campus Compact staff, and supervisor.
Member Activity: In collaboration with fellow VISTA Leader, the VISTA Leader will assist with VISTA
support and December in-service training.1. Assist with collecting required member paperwork
(driving records, background check forms, volunteer forms, etc.), and the development of member
Member Activity: 2. Gather and maintain professional contact information for all members and share
with the team. 3. Assist in developing December in-service training, including preparing and
presenting trainings and team building exercises, helping secure guest speakers and facilitators, and
managing logistics.
Member Activity: 4.Review team calendar and resources and share with new VISTA team.5.
Develop program and project specific workplan.

Community Need Addressed

The Campus Compact of Oregon VISTA Program increases
educational outcomes for academically underserved and economically disadvantaged
students throughout the state of Oregon by developing culturally responsive, community
engaged programming on college campuses and with community partners. The VISTA
Leaders supports a meaningful and substantive national service experience for 16
members in the Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA program as they
develop programming to address K-12 and college access and success for low-income

Position Outcomes

Increase member supports and volunteer capacity for Campus Compact as well as build organizational capacity for recruitment and outreach.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

$400 per month housing assistance stipend. Imperfect produce box twice per month.

Skills you will gain

project management, volunteer coordination, racial equity, facilitation

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions
Derive consensus
Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Create environment of contribution, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making
Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Associates Degree (AA)
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Higher Education Institution, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, School-based Nonprofit, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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