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AmeriCorps VISTA Leader - New Orleans Mayor's Office

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

December 6, 2021 - December 5, 2022

Application Window

August 27, 2021 - November 30, 2021

Location

  • New Orleans, LA

Listing Details

Description

The City of New Orleans VISTA program is implemented by the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. New Orleans is a welcoming city with a unique culture, plentiful natural spaces, and a reputation for hospitable and friendly residents. The VISTA leader will work alongside the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office staff, the VISTA program director, and the VISTA supervisor to implement and improve the VISTA program. The leader will strengthen and build the capacity of the VISTA members by providing support and coordination for the team and by expanding the programs resources, connections, and educational opportunities. The leader will support the service of members across multiple City departments.

The VISTA Leader MUST have one full year of prior service experience in VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, or the Peace Corps.

The VISTA leader will provide ongoing support to members across multiple departments, facilitate monthly check-ins, strengthen and build the leadership skills of the members, and provide coaching and mentorship. The leader will also ensure AmeriCorps reporting requirements are met, monitor the progression of each departments project, and provide support to the VISTA Supervisor.

The leader will enhance the VISTA project stability and sustainability by:

(1) Developing and conducting orientation and training

(2) Providing ongoing support and professional development to the VISTA team

(3) Archiving all significant materials created and documenting all procedures for implementing the project

(4) Facilitating the recruitment and selection of high-quality VISTAs to ensure project success moving into year two and beyond.

The VISTA Leader MUST have one full year of prior service experience in VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, or the Peace Corps.

The City of New Orleans VISTA program is implemented by the Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell. The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. New Orleans is a welcoming city with a unique culture, plentiful natural spaces, and a reputation for hospitable and friendly residents. The VISTA leader will work alongside the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office staff, the VISTA program director, and the VISTA supervisor to implement and improve the VISTA program. The leader will strengthen and build the capacity of the VISTA members by providing support and coordination for the team and by expanding the programs resources, connections, and educational opportunities. The leader will support the service of members across multiple City departments.

The VISTA Leader MUST have one full year of prior service experience in VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, or the Peace Corps.

The VISTA leader will provide ongoing support to members across multiple departments, facilitate monthly check-ins, strengthen and build the leadership skills of the members, and provide coaching and mentorship. The leader will also ensure AmeriCorps reporting requirements are met, monitor the progression of each departments project, and provide support to the VISTA Supervisor.

The leader will enhance the VISTA project stability and sustainability by:

(1) Developing and conducting orientation and training

(2) Providing ongoing support and professional development to the VISTA team

(3) Archiving all significant materials created and documenting all procedures for implementing the project

(4) Facilitating the recruitment and selection of high-quality VISTAs to ensure project success moving into year two and beyond.

The VISTA Leader MUST have one full year of prior service experience in VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, or the Peace Corps.
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Living Allowance

$1335 - $1335 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), Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

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

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Local Government Agency

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities