City of San Diego VISTA Leader


Cause Areas


Thu Feb 01, 2018 - Thu Jan 31, 2019


1200 3rd AveSan Diego, CA 92101



The City of San Diego, in partnership with several nonprofit organizations, established a place-based initiative in June 2016. This initiative was created to address the challenges of areas with deep and persistent poverty, while recognizing and leveraging the many assets already in place within the community. Today, the neighborhood you grow up in impacts your odds of graduating high school, whether you are likely to face chronic disease, and your lifelong economic opportunities. The goal of this effort is to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunity, and that the place you are born does not determine your destiny. The place-based initiative comprises four distinct neighborhoods and includes 19 contiguous census tracts with 77,241 residents and a poverty rate of 39.06%. The area also has a high unemployment rate at 16%, with an even higher youth unemployment rate of 40.1%, compared to the City’s city-wide 2016 rate of 7.5% and 20.5% respectively. On the plus side, the initiative has many partners, a diverse community base, and enjoys close proximity to downtown San Diego. Please join us as we break the cycle of poverty and revitalize these San Diego neighborhoods.

Member Duties : The City of San Diego VISTA Leader will have a key role in supporting the development of the initiative. The VISTA Leader acts as the team leader for the VISTA members on the Operations Team for the Initiative. S/he will support the development of the partnership by meeting with partner organizations to identify collaborative opportunities, identify organizational strengths and needs, arranging capacity building trainings as appropriate. The VISTA Leader supports the Program Director by managing the review process for preference point certifications and tracking grant activity of the initiative. **Must have a minimum of one year of previous AmeriCorps VISTA experience.Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Discounted bus pass , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Training . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .


  • Program Management
  • Organization
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Group Facilitation
  • Professional Development

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full-Time
  • Education Level: College Graduate

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