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AmeriCorps VISTA Community Opioid Response Program

Actively Recruiting

Openings

5 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 31, 2018 - August 30, 2019

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Locations

  • Colorado, US
  • Otero County, CO
  • Alamosa, CO
  • Bailey, CO
  • Durango, CO

Contact Information

Lin Browning
(720) 728-5326
cori@centralcoahec.org

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Description

While helping to ensure communities understand the correlation between poverty and opioid use, the CORP VISTA project will build capacity and leverage resources to benefit communities building coalitions to address the Colorado opioid epidemic. Members will: 1) Expand and strengthen partnerships and networks by identifying potential collaborators, planning informational meetings, and developing commitments among collaborators 2) Build capacity for financial resources by developing fundraising plans, identifying resources for fundraising, and drafting and submitting proposals 3) Expand technology use by developing technology plans, piloting new tools, and developing ongoing technology resources 4) Build volunteer recruitment and management systems capacity by helping to clarify volunteer roles, developing volunteer generation plans, developing volunteer units, and recruiting and managing volunteers 5) Increase knowledge of the correlation of economic stressors and opioid use by developing and distributing educational presentations and marketing materials.

While helping to ensure communities understand the correlation between poverty and opioid use, the CORP VISTA project will build capacity and leverage resources to benefit communities building coalitions to address the Colorado opioid epidemic. Members will: 1) Expand and strengthen partnerships and networks by identifying potential collaborators, planning informational meetings, and developing commitments among collaborators 2) Build capacity for financial resources by developing fundraising plans, identifying resources for fundraising, and drafting and submitting proposals 3) Expand technology use by developing technology plans, piloting new tools, and developing ongoing technology resources 4) Build volunteer recruitment and management systems capacity by helping to clarify volunteer roles, developing volunteer generation plans, developing volunteer units, and recruiting and managing volunteers 5) Increase knowledge of the correlation of economic stressors and opioid use by developing and distributing educational presentations and marketing materials. Read More

Living Allowance

$984 - $1227 monthly

Benefits

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

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Qualifications:
• Be willing to provide direct services and strengthen the
community or organization as described in this position
description
• Demonstrated ability to complete commitments, particularly in
volunteer and service areas
• Demonstrated experience with self-direction and self-advocacy
• College coursework, college degree, or equivalent work
experience or background;, dedication to community service
• Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and complete multiple tasks
with minimal supervision
• Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national or a lawful permanent resident
alien of the U.S.
• Have a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old
• Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
• Pass required criminal background checks, including a National
Sex Offender Website search, to serve with at-risk or vulnerable
populations
• Be willing and able to complete the required hours of service by
end of service term

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Complete awareness of AmeriCorps lifestyle (service as a priority
over income)
• Knowledge of statewide efforts addressing the Colorado opioid
epidemic
• Desire to have a positive impact on the Colorado opioid
epidemic
• Hands-on experience in the areas of event planning and
coordination, educational programming, and collaborative
community initiatives
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability and willingness to serve in a team setting, promote
collaboration, and develop innovative and creative approaches to
assigned responsibilities
• Ability and willingness to serve in a position with flexible hours,
including evenings and weekends
• Ability to use a computer for e-mail communication, online
reporting (monthly time reports, quarterly impact data), and
preparing monthly impact statements or reflections
• Outgoing and personable nature, adaptable, practical, energetic,
and intrinsically motivated
• Professional, respectful, and brings a positive attitude
• Personal and professional commitment to diversity

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Office Activities

Contact Information

Lin Browning
(720) 728-5326
cori@centralcoahec.org

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