AmeriCorps VISTA- College Success Projects


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When

Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:00 AM - Mon Nov 20, 2017 06:00 PM

Where

5800 Hannum AveSuite 100Culver City, CA 90230

About

Are you passionate about college success issues? The All Ways Up Foundation (www.allwaysup.org) is sponsoring a multi-site AmeriCorps VISTA project that will focus on college access and success for low-income, first-generation college students. This is part of a seven-site effort with eleven VISTA Members and one Leader. One-year, full-time commitment Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.

The Leader REQUIRES at least ONE-YEAR of prior AmeriCorps or Peace Corps experience. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Leader: $705.60 biweekly stipend, with an *additional stipend at end-of-service.
Starts ASAP

NO prior AmeriCorps or Peace Corps experience needed for the Member position
Member: $613.48 biweekly stipend, with an *additional stipend at end-of-service.
Starts November 2016.

Visit www.myamericorps.gov to find the listings or email your Cover and Resume to the email address above.

Requirements & Commitment:
Minimum of 40 hours per week: 10am-6pm M-F
1-Year Commitment
Driver's License Preferred
BA Degree Preferred
Background Check Required
Orientation and Training Required

Program Benefits:
Biweekly Stipend and *Choice of an additional Education Award or End-of-Service Stipend.
Childcare assistance if eligible
Health Coverage possible
Relocation Allowance

The VISTA Leader will start prior to any of the VISTAs. For the first three months, the Leader will: 1) Help recruit, screen, and train the new VISTAs, 2) Assist the AWU in developing an orientation and training for the Executive Directors at each site and the site Supervisors, and 3) Survey alumni from each site and work towards building an Alumni Advisory Board. Ongoing activities will include: 1) Coordinate VISTAs and develop monitoring, reporting, and project management systems, 2) Provide opportunities for VISTAs to network, 3) Assist VISTAs in accessing other avenues for staff development and training, 4) Assist in planning five in-service trainings, 5) Train VISTA members on the organization's reporting requirements and assist with reporting needs, 6) Process other VISTA paperwork as necessary, and 7) Convene periodic meetings of the Alumni Advisory Board. In addition the Leader will work to enhance the stability and sustainability of the Project.

The VISTA Member under the direction of the VISTA Leader and AWU site Supervisor will: 1) Create and update a replicable Alumni and Donor database that tracks students' progress. 2) Design and modify as needed all Alumni projects including: a) college, career, and financial literacy webinars, b) summer internship program and resources, and c) career placement and tracking for graduating college seniors. 3) Modify and regularly evaluate a social media/communications plan for the 2016-7 school year to enhance communication between the student scholars and organization utilizing Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, and quarterly e-newsletters. 4) Build connections with the seven AWU local non-profit partner sub-sites also focused in college access and success, 5)Participate in an initial training and then five in-service trainings to continually enhance staff development and understanding of VISTA and site protocols. 6) Complete all needed VISTA and site administrative requirements. 7) Regularly meet with VISTA leader and site Supervisor to discuss planning, strategies, and any issues or questions to buttress capacity-building success.

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Social Media / Blogging

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours a week
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