VISTA members will provide unique services that will enable agencies to increase funding, community support, and sustainable services to low-income Kentuckians. VISTA members must be at least 18 years of age, US citizens, nationals or legal residents. Successful applicants will pass a criminal background check, be committed to serving a year of full-time service with the project, have a passion for combatting poverty, have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team, be computer and social media proficient, be comfortable with public speaking, and a willingness to learn new skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must. Most positions require members to have a personal vehicle and all members must be able to travel periodically throughout the state with a few overnight stays. This position is with United Way of Paducah - McCracken, KY and has a start date of July 19 2021. Benefits include: modest living allowance of $13,362, end of year education award or cash award upon successful completion of the program, healthcare, relocation allowance, training, network, support, childcare assistance for those that qualify.
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
Networking, professional development opportunities throughout the year of service, mileage reimbursement. Some positions will provide housing assistance.
GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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