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VISTA Leader

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The VISTA team leader will be charged to enhance VISTA projects and member effectiveness by facilitating the VISTA team, supporting team members in their work, and monitoring member monthly reports.

Service Activities

Objective of the Assignment
Enhance VISTA project success by supporting recruitment and selection of high quality VISTAs.

Member Activities:

1. Develop on-boarding guides for Sites
a. Create task list for all aspects of the project implementation
b. Map out start to finish guide for onboarding deliverables required by CNCS
2. For year 2 review VADs for clarity, accuracy and consistency and suggest improvements
3. Research recruitment opportunities and promote position announcement through local avenues
4. Suggest process for candidate assessment and evaluation that incorporates the VAD in the process
5. Assist in screening applicants, setting up interviews and participate in interviews


Objective of the Assignment

Develop and conduct orientation and training to equip VISTAs with knowledge and skills related to the project.
Member Activities:

1. Form a plan with supervisor for the on-site orientation and training (OSOT); gather orientation materials, draft agenda, secure presenters/facilitators, etc.; participate in the implementation
2. Evaluate and report on the OSOT to the supervisor, defining changes to be made
3. Identify learning needs of VISTAs and coordinate ongoing professional development; maintain professional development records for all VISTAs
4. Facilitate and encourage peer learning among VISTAs ( Support the implementation of Team Service Projects)


Objective of the Assignment
Enhance VISTA project and member effectiveness by facilitating the VISTA team, supporting team members in their work, and monitoring member monthly reports.

Member Activities:
1. Coordinate in person VISTA training (NLI and/or VISTA conference)
2. Create a system where VISTAs are able to exchange ideas on best practices/challenges around capacity building
3. Coordinate a project for National Days of Service (September 11th National Day of Remembrance, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, Cesar E. Chavez Day and AmeriCorps Week)
4. Conduct one-on-one monthly meetings with each VISTA member to review VAD goals, assess progress, address member needs, etc.
5. Assist VISTAs in clarifying problems and creating their own solutions, involving the supervisor if the VISTA cannot resolve the issue otherwise
6. Train VISTA members on the organization’s reporting requirements and assist with reporting needs, escalating issues to appropriate supervisor
7. Collect monthly reports from each VISTA member, review data and summarize for project coordinator

Community Need Addressed

This position will support the launch and implementation of a national VISTA program. VISTAs work across the nation will be aimed to support new Americans, immigrants, and refugees. The work will specifically focus on eliminating poverty.

Position Outcomes

Enhance VISTA project success by supporting recruitment and selection of high quality VISTAs, developing and conducting orientation and training to equip VISTAs with knowledge and skills related to the project, and enhance VISTA project and member effectiveness by facilitating the VISTA team, supporting team members in their work, and monitoring monthly reports.

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend

Skills you will gain

project planning, team building, interpersonal communication, building and managing remote relationships, training.

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Improvise
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Set goals
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 8

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