Listing

VISTA School-Community Partnership Coordinators

Actively Recruiting

Openings

21 currently recruiting

Service Dates

July 29, 2019 - August 5, 2020

Application Window

December 1, 2018 - June 1, 2019

Location

  • Philadelphia, PA

Listing Details

Description

Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development seeks 20 AmeriCorps VISTAs to serve in 16 Philadelphia public schools and 4 key offices of the School District of Philadelphia to help coordinate and leverage community resources and support students, families, and teachers. VISTAs will spend the year building relationships with school communities and organizations in the city to identify needs within the education landscape and strategize around how to best address them. School-based VISTAs will support their individual school sites by planning and facilitating regular meetings with school partners, helping to coordinate school communications and events, and building systems to facilitate strong, sustainable relationships between partners and school leadership. VISTAs in the School District offices will work on specific initiatives focused on issues that affect schools city-wide, including attendance and truancy, family and community engagement, and opportunities for music and arts education.

Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development seeks 20 AmeriCorps VISTAs to serve in 16 Philadelphia public schools and 4 key offices of the School District of Philadelphia to help coordinate and leverage community resources and support students, families, and teachers. VISTAs will spend the year building relationships with school communities and organizations in the city to identify needs within the education landscape and strategize around how to best address them. School-based VISTAs will support their individual school sites by planning and facilitating regular meetings with school partners, helping to coordinate school communications and events, and building systems to facilitate strong, sustainable relationships between partners and school leadership. VISTAs in the School District offices will work on specific initiatives focused on issues that affect schools city-wide, including attendance and truancy, family and community engagement, and opportunities for music and arts education. Read More

Living Allowance

$1064 - $1065 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

Monthly SEPTA transportation pass provided by PHENND for free travel within Philadelphia.

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills
• Ability to network and build relationships with diverse constituencies
• Comfort with a school-based work environment and interactions with teachers, students and staff on a daily basis
• Passion for improving educational opportunities for low-income youth
• Familiarity with the general landscape of urban schooling and the role of community partnerships in Philadelphia
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as needed
• Facility with word processing and managing databases
• Willingness to navigate public transit

Preferred, but not required:

• Spanish proficiency
• Web design skills
• Interest in STEM and the health sciences
• Interest in the visual and performing arts

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School District

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities