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OneStar Foundation Statewide Intermediary VISTA Leader

OneStar Foundation
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OneStar Foundation (OneStar), is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit infrastructure to enable communities to more effectively solve social challenges. As part of this mission, OneStar established the OneStar Foundation Statewide VISTA Intermediary Program in 2014. After launching with 3 members at 2 host sites in August 2014, OneStar anticipates sponsoring 30 members at 17 host sites across Texas by August 2016. These VISTAs are fighting poverty through their service in Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Healthy Futures. OneStar is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader to provide leadership, peer development, and training to OneStar VISTA members across Texas. Since this Statewide VISTA Intermediary Project is still new and growing rapidly, the OneStar VISTA Leader will have the opportunity to play a key leadership role in program development and helping members build a lifelong connection to service. **Note: you must have at least one year previous AmeriCorps or VISTA experience to apply as a VISTA Leader*

Service Activities

The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will help build the capacity of OneStar Foundation’s Statewide VISTA Intermediary Program by providing training, peer development, and support to OneStar VISTA members across Texas. The Leader will mentor and coordinate teams of VISTA members throughout the state, and develop and provide members with resources. In collaboration with the OneStar AmeriCorps VISTA Program Specialist, the VISTA Leader will help recruit and support incoming VISTA members. The VISTA Leader will also help create professional development trainings in collaboration with OneStar staff. Additionally, the VISTA leader will develop tools to highlight the service of the VISTA members that he or she supports to help ensure that all VISTAs feel supported and appreciated. Some light travel will be required for the position.

Community Need Addressed

The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will help build the capacity of OneStar Foundation’s Statewide VISTA Intermediary Program to contribute to the elimination of poverty by providing training, peer development, and support to OneStar AmeriCorps VISTA members across Texas.

Position Outcomes

This position will contribute to increased support for AmeriCorps VISTA members serving in Disaster, Education, Healthy Futures, and Economic Opportunity Focus Areas across Texas


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

$100 per month housing allowance

Skills you will gain

Leadership, Remote management and support

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, State Service Commission
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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