POSITION TITLE: St. Louis Graduates Project VISTA
REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President of Programs, Project Director/St. Louis Graduates
POSITION SUMMARY: The St. Louis Graduates Project VISTA will build the capacity of St. Louis Graduates, a community initiative co-chaired by Wyman, to increase the number of low-income, first-generation students, and students of color who achieve a post-secondary degree - moving them from poverty to economic promise. The VISTA will improve the effectiveness of professional development efforts for area counselors, improving their effectiveness in counseling low-income students on college plans; increase counselors’ ability to access data to inform students’ successful post-secondary decisions; and coordinate effective communications efforts around St. Louis Graduates in order to increase community awareness of and support for degree completion efforts.
AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.
AmeriCorps VISTA is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older. Members and Summer Associates receive a modest living allowance. Members who serve for a year also receive limited health benefit options, childcare, if needed, and other benefits. After successful completion of a term of service, members can choose to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend.
- Resource Development / Management
- Program Management
- Business Development
- Professional Development
- Administrative Support
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 1 year