The RISE VISTA Program is recruiting a VISTA Leader who will coach RISE VISTA members, motivate prospects to become VISTA members, create a supportive community for VISTA members to reflect on their service, develop professionally while in service, and gain new resources and information. RISE VISTAs serve at organizations which provide a safety net of integrated, comprehensive programs and services: family health and wellness, child and youth development activities, resource and referral assistance, employment services, support groups, and community development activities.
The RISE VISTA Leader will monitor activities as they relate to VISTA members and may be involved in coaching and redirecting activities. The RISE VISTA Leader will set an example of leadership our AmeriCorps VISTA members, ensure positive relations, facilitate idea-sharing, and mediate issues with the community, project, supervisors, and AmeriCorps VISTA members.
The RISE VISTA Leader has successfully completed at least one year of VISTA service, or one full term of full-time service (serving 1,770 hours or more) with either AmeriCorps State and National or AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or at least one traditional term of Peace Corps service. The RISE VISTA Leader must also demonstrate exemplary skills and leadership in community service. AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders have demonstrated leadership ability to work constructively with community volunteers, supervisors, sponsoring organizations, and the low-income community. Practicing confidentiality of member issues and administrative contract issues is expected at all times.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Housing Allowance up to $500 per month.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Must have successfully completed a year of AmeriCorps or PeaceCorps service.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check