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HandsOn VISTA - City of Phoenix Sustainability Student Engagement

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

October 24, 2022 - October 11, 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 nation’s 5th largest city to build a unique form of student engagement that develops leaders & helps create a better quality of life for those disproportionately affected by climate change! Along with the City of Phoenix Sustainability team the VISTA member will grow and expand a “first-of-its-kind” unique form of student engagement aimed at developing sustainability leaders, improving civic participation and sustainability literacy, while also preparing participants for future employment opportunities. The work will focus around K-12 students at partner Title I schools. The successful applicant should be: skilled in cultural diversity, empathetic, creative, passionate about sustainability and working with youth. Preferred but not required: Spanish proficiency; knowledge of, or experience working with, underserved Phoenix populations; knowledge of valley sustainability programs/community; knowledge of Arizona School System a plus.

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 nation’s 5th largest city to build a unique form of student engagement that develops leaders & helps create a better quality of life for those disproportionately affected by climate change! Along with the City of Phoenix Sustainability team the VISTA member will grow and expand a “first-of-its-kind” unique form of student engagement aimed at developing sustainability leaders, improving civic participation and sustainability literacy, while also preparing participants for future employment opportunities. The work will focus around K-12 students at partner Title I schools. The successful applicant should be: skilled in cultural diversity, empathetic, creative, passionate about sustainability and working with youth. Preferred but not required: Spanish proficiency; knowledge of, or experience working with, underserved Phoenix populations; knowledge of valley sustainability programs/community; knowledge of Arizona School System a plus.

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, Education & Youth, Environment

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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