When cyclists race together, they create a ‘peloton’ or group that is able to defy headwinds.
Riders travel much faster as a team than alone. At PelotonU, we believe any student with the will and drive to graduate from college can earn a degree, regardless of geography or economics. When we support each other, we not only learn faster but also achieve much more than we ever could by ourselves.
This VISTA member will work alongside our Director of Logistics & Operations as the PelotonU VISTA Community Support Coordinator. They will be responsible for developing activities to support the PelotonU student community and drive student success. First, the CSC will adapt our community programming to a virtual space, programming that we are newly piloting, but need the capacity to develop fully. Second, the CSC will develop our Study Buddies program and recruit student volunteers to support their peer. Finally, the CSC will facilitate the development of new student programming and incorporate students’ needs into ongoing programming.
AmeriCorps VISTAs are placed through the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas at service sites across Texas. Each VISTA serves full-time for one year at their placement site with at our partner agencies. They help to improve health services, create and evaluate programs, strengthen community groups, conduct outreach, and much, much more. VISTA members and their service sites create, implement, expand, and improve programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
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
professional development and network building
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Computers/Technology , Writing/Editing , General Skills , Teaching/Tutoring , Education , Community Organization , Recruitment , Team Work , Communications .
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check