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AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Company: Saint Mary's College of California
Location: Anaheim
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation's most pressing challenges, and Saint Mary's College of California (SMC) is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. We receive funding from them to operate our VISTA project, which is designed to strengthen partnerships between higher education and nonprofit organizations in an effort to alleviate poverty and create positive social change.We host a yearly multi-campus program in which AmeriCorps VISTA Members serve at nonprofit organizations partnering with SMC, Sonoma State University, Stanford University, and the University of San Diego.Our AmeriCorps members make a year-long (52 weeks), full-time (40 hours/week) commitment to serve specific objectives at nonprofit organizations. They endeavor to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of agencies that provide education & health services, foster economic development, and otherwise support low-income communities.
SERVICE DESCRIPTION
As an AmeriCorps member in our VISTA program, you will serve 4 days per week at a nonprofit agency and 1 day per week at a partnering higher education institution. You will be connected with a cohort of VISTAs as well as a network of our program alumni.Your specific responsibilities at each service site are unique, but all of our VISTA assignments have two focus areas:1. Capacity-Building ObjectiveReinforce the long-term efficacy and/or efficiency of the nonprofit/public agency with a specific sustainable project that should continue to benefit the agency after VISTA service. Visit stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA for more information on site-specific objectives.2. Campus-Community Liaison ObjectiveSupport and coordinate partnerships between the nonprofit/public agency and higher education institution. -IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application Preferred Due Date: June 24th, 2022
  • Candidates Finalized: July 1st, 2022
  • First Day of Service: August 15th, 2022
  • Last Day of Service: August 14th, 2023 -AMERICORPS VISTA BENEFITS
    • Living Allowance (dependent on County): $24,119-$30,003 annual ($2,009-$2,500 monthly)
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,495) OR End of Service Cash Stipend ($1,800)
    • Training: Virtual Member Orientation, In-Service Training, & Ongoing Web-based learningEligibility for:
      • Health allowance or benefits
      • Relocation Travel & Settling-In Allowances
      • Reimbursement for service-related travel
      • Federal Student Loan Forbearance OR Deferment
      • College Cost Reduction and Access Act programs (e.g. Public Service Loan Forgiveness)
      • Limited career opportunities (e.g. access to the VISTA Alumni Network, and Non-Competitive Eligibility)
      • Childcare (for children under 13) -PROGRAM BENEFITS
        • Phone Bill Reimbursement: Up to $500 for the year
        • Professional development
        • Exposure to both nonprofit/public and higher education settings
          REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
          • Four-Year College Degree
          • United States citizen, national, or legal permanent resident
          • Previous service and leadership experience
          • Strong oral and written communication skills
          • Organized and detail-oriented
          • Knowledge and experience in working with diverse populations
          • Understanding of the mission of the higher education institution and the nonprofit organization
          • Passion and interest for community development and education
            PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
            • Knowledge & experience with community organizing
            • Valid driver's license and access to personal transportation
              NOTE: College/University affiliation is not necessary to apply.
              APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
              • You may begin with a general application to our program by submitting a resum-- to the Program Manager, William Besson
              • You also have the option to schedule a call to learn more about the program
              • You must then submit an AmeriCorps application (via My.AmeriCorps.gov) to one of the 15 service opportunity listings we have available (see details of each opportunity below):
              • Alameda Point Collaborative & SMC (FDD)
              • Alameda Point Collaborative & SMC (F2M)
              • De La Salle Academy & SMC
              • Hope Solutions & SMC
              • Oakland Public Education Fund & SMC
              • St. Mary's Center & SMC
              • City of Santa Rosa & SSU (CE)
              • City of Santa Rosa & SSU (VPP)
              • Canopy & Stanford
              • Climate Resilient Communities & Stanford
              • East Palo Alto Academy Foundation & Stanford
              • Sequoia High School & Stanford
              • Thrive & Stanford
              • Upward Scholars & Stanford
              • Access Inc. & USD
                COVID-19 Notes:
                • According to AmeriCorps: "Until further notice from the AmeriCorps agency, AmeriCorps VISTA members are eligible to teleserve full time and may do so immediately upon starting service, in consultation with the member's supervisor at the VISTA project."
                • You can learn more about the AmeriCorps COVID-19 policy at http://americorps.gov/coronavirus/americorps-vista-questions.
                • Some of our sites can accommodate teleservice if necessary at the start of service, but all of our sites expect AmeriCorps members to serve in-person as soon as public health authorities lift pandemic-related restrictions.
                • Each of our service sites may have its own specific restrictions or requirements regarding its teleservice expectations. You can learn more about these expectations during your phone screening and/or interview.

Keywords: Saint Mary's College of California, Anaheim , AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Other , Anaheim, California

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