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HandsOn VISTA - City of Phoenix Office of Innovation

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

October 24, 2022 - October 23, 2023

Application Window

July 22, 2022 - September 15, 2022

Location

  • Phoenix, AZ

Contact Information

Blain Logan
vistaleader@handsonphoenix.org

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Position Details

HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Member

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Description

Join the new Office of Innovation at the City of Phoenix to help refine and implement innovative ideas that focus on equity, inclusion and sustainability in underserved communities across Phoenix! The successful applicant will play a vital role in bringing to life the newly funded Mobile Career Unit, will work to improve access to clean & safe drinking water in public spaces, and have the opportunity to research and propose other innovation projects of their own interest. The future member should be a self-starter who can be passionate about new ideas but also be able to successfully operate within the slower pace of government without getting discouraged. An understanding of data analytics and Spanish are both helpful but not required. This is a new role in a new department, so there is plenty of opportunity to have a lasting impact and this is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a future career local government!

For over 25 years, HandsOn Greater Phoenix has worked with nonprofits, Title I schools, neighborhood associations and government entities to assess and meet the volunteer needs of the Greater Phoenix area. The HandsOn VISTA program supports 10~ VISTA members at multiple placement sites across the valley. Our VISTA members enable our community service partners to expand capacity and build lasting infrastructure by creating the processes and tools needed to effectively access and utilize valuable resources. HandsOn VISTA members will improve their own capacity for leading communities during and beyond their terms of service by developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities related to volunteer mobilization, civic engagement, and other areas. In addition to the site-specific work of the individual role all of our VISTA members: participate in 2 AmeriCorps National Days of Service, lead projects at 2 HandsOn community service days, attend monthly VISTA team trainings with the other HandsOn VISTA members, and lead a monthly community volunteering opportunity.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL FILLED. PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR BEST CONSIDERATION!

Join the new Office of Innovation at the City of Phoenix to help refine and implement innovative ideas that focus on equity, inclusion and sustainability in underserved communities across Phoenix! The successful applicant will play a vital role in bringing to life the newly funded Mobile Career Unit, will work to improve access to clean & safe drinking water in public spaces, and have the opportunity to research and propose other innovation projects of their own interest. The future member should be a self-starter who can be passionate about new ideas but also be able to successfully operate within the slower pace of government without getting discouraged. An understanding of data analytics and Spanish are both helpful but not required. This is a new role in a new department, so there is plenty of opportunity to have a lasting impact and this is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a future career local government!

For over 25 years, HandsOn Greater Phoenix has worked with nonprofits, Title I schools, neighborhood associations and government entities to assess and meet the volunteer needs of the Greater Phoenix area. The HandsOn VISTA program supports 10~ VISTA members at multiple placement sites across the valley. Our VISTA members enable our community service partners to expand capacity and build lasting infrastructure by creating the processes and tools needed to effectively access and utilize valuable resources. HandsOn VISTA members will improve their own capacity for leading communities during and beyond their terms of service by developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities related to volunteer mobilization, civic engagement, and other areas. In addition to the site-specific work of the individual role all of our VISTA members: participate in 2 AmeriCorps National Days of Service, lead projects at 2 HandsOn community service days, attend monthly VISTA team trainings with the other HandsOn VISTA members, and lead a monthly community volunteering opportunity.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A ROLLING BASIS UNTIL FILLED. PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR BEST CONSIDERATION!
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Living Allowance

$1300 - $1300 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

- HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA members attend monthly professional development meetings where they receive training on various topics as well as build lasting supportive relationships with other members. These meetings are held at various organizations across the valley with a focus on introducing members to these organizations (building their knowledge of issues, resources addressing those issues and developing a professional network) - Currently we are offing an additional $100 per quarter grocery gift card - As a part of America’s Service Commissions our members have access to the Member Assistance Program (MAP) and all the benefits that entails

Education Requirements

College Graduate

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, Disaster, Environment, Homelessness & Housing, Public Safety

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Arts Organization, Charter School, Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, County Office of Education, Disability Services Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Federal Government Agency, Foundation, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Hospital, Law Enforcement Agency, Library, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Middle School, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Park, Private School, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), State Agency other than State Service Commission, State Service Commission, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Blain Logan
vistaleader@handsonphoenix.org

Hosted By

Position Details

HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Member

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