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Seedling Outreach VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

November 7, 2022 - November 6, 2023

Application Window

September 21, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Location

  • Austin, TX

Contact Information

Jessica Jones
jessica.jones@willread.org

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Position Details

VISTA Member

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Description

Seedling Foundation exists to mitigate the impact of parental incarceration on children in Central Texas through school-based mentoring. Seedling has provided dedicated volunteer mentors in Austin area public schools since 2005 and has served over 2500 children since it began providing mentoring. As the population of Central Texas grows and spreads beyond the Austin city limits, Seedling needs mentors in additional areas of Central Texas where we make mentoring matches.

Seedling Foundation is seeking a dynamic, proactive VISTA to expand our reach to serve more Central Texas children by finding mentors for children who have an incarcerated parent. For the 2022-23 school year, the VISTA will recruit mentors, raise awareness, build partnerships, and create engagement in communities where Seedling would not otherwise have the capacity to do so. By expanding Seedling’s reach, the VISTA will support program sustainability and longevity, providing the framework to reach the goal of 700 mentor-student matches by the 2024-2025 school year. The VISTA will serve as a key part of the mentoring program’s growth plan, and provide pivotal support to Austin area children impacted by parental incarceration.

The VISTA will develop a comprehensive public awareness plan, coordinate recruitment events, and develop an event calendar to raise community awareness regarding the needs of children impacted by parental incarceration. The VISTA will develop, implement, and document a recruitment plan, including the formation and strengthening of community partnerships.

For more information, visit https://seedlingmentors.org.

Skill areas: Communications; Community Organization; Computers/technology; Education; Leadership; Public speaking; Recruitment; Writing/editing; General skills; Team work. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. English proficiency

**PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS FOR THE AUSTIN POSITION.**

Seedling Foundation exists to mitigate the impact of parental incarceration on children in Central Texas through school-based mentoring. Seedling has provided dedicated volunteer mentors in Austin area public schools since 2005 and has served over 2500 children since it began providing mentoring. As the population of Central Texas grows and spreads beyond the Austin city limits, Seedling needs mentors in additional areas of Central Texas where we make mentoring matches.

Seedling Foundation is seeking a dynamic, proactive VISTA to expand our reach to serve more Central Texas children by finding mentors for children who have an incarcerated parent. For the 2022-23 school year, the VISTA will recruit mentors, raise awareness, build partnerships, and create engagement in communities where Seedling would not otherwise have the capacity to do so. By expanding Seedling’s reach, the VISTA will support program sustainability and longevity, providing the framework to reach the goal of 700 mentor-student matches by the 2024-2025 school year. The VISTA will serve as a key part of the mentoring program’s growth plan, and provide pivotal support to Austin area children impacted by parental incarceration.

The VISTA will develop a comprehensive public awareness plan, coordinate recruitment events, and develop an event calendar to raise community awareness regarding the needs of children impacted by parental incarceration. The VISTA will develop, implement, and document a recruitment plan, including the formation and strengthening of community partnerships.

For more information, visit https://seedlingmentors.org.

Skill areas: Communications; Community Organization; Computers/technology; Education; Leadership; Public speaking; Recruitment; Writing/editing; General skills; Team work. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. English proficiency

**PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS FOR THE AUSTIN POSITION.**
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Living Allowance

$1200 - $1350 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

This position is a one-year, full-time national service position with AmeriCorps VISTA and the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. Benefits include: a monthly stipend of around $1,350/mo Relocation Assistance (*if moving more than 50mi from HOR) AmeriCorps VISTA Health Benefit options including some counseling One-on-one coaching Childcare assistance (if eligible) Monthly professional development opportunities Training in areas like project management, community assessment, and more End of Service Award: choose between the Segal Education Award ($6,345) to be used towards past or future schooling, or a cash stipend ($1,800) Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE), which allows a VISTA member who meets the minimum qualifications for a job to be hired by a federal agency without having to compete with the general public, for one year countless other opportunities for personal and professional growth

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Excellent writing and communication skills. Proficiency in utilizing software to develop presentations and spreadsheets. Independent worker, comfortable making email outreaches and calls, very good at following up with people, and organized.

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

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

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities

Contact Information

Jessica Jones
jessica.jones@willread.org

Hosted By

Position Details

VISTA Member

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