AmeriCorps VISTA position with stipend (live and work in La Junta, Colorado)


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Tue Aug 21, 2018 08:00 AM - Tue Aug 20, 2019 04:00 PM


302 Colorado AveLa Junta, CO 81050
Generation Schools Network


This position is 12 months (renewable), full time. We are looking for VISTAs to start sometime in July, August, September, or November. Stipend includes: living allowance, education award/end of service stipend; health coverage, and childcare assistance if eligible Job Overview Partner with the Santa Fe Trail Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) and Generation Schools Network (GSN) to help rural high school students to prepare for success in college and a career. The main focus of this work is to help to set up an internship program in which a number of rural businesses and organizations host high school students from a number of local districts.

The Santa Fe Trail BOCES provides educational services to rural districts that alone cannot afford the service, or find it advantageous and cost-effective to cooperate with other districts. By pooling resources, districts reduce costs, avoid duplication, and provide for a more comprehensive range of services and programs. GSN is a nonprofit that seeks to transform public education through sustainable, scalable strategies that drive student achievement and teacher effectiveness for all students and teachers. SFT BOCES and GSN seek a motivated self-starter to join the team to help prepare students for success in school, work and life, by engaging the community to provide further support to their partner schools.

Skills/Qualifications/Experience Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; At least 21 years old, Experience working with low-income backgrounds preferred; Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; Highly organized, strong writing skills, able to multi-task, work independently, and exercise discretion. We are looking for individuals with backgrounds in school counseling, youth development, community outreach, curriculum design, social media and/or experience with opportunity (at-risk) youth. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Tjajadi at .

Stipend and Benefits
This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position and all stipend and benefits are the standard that are given through AmeriCorps. Please see their website ( or contact us for more information.


  • General Education
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Networking
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 full year, fulltime

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