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PelotonU VISTA Community Support Coordinator

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Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

When cyclists race together, they create a 'peloton’ or group that is able to defy headwinds.

Riders travel much faster as a team than alone. At PelotonU, we believe any student with the will and drive to graduate from college can earn a degree, regardless of geography or economics. When we support each other, we not only learn faster but also achieve much more than we ever could by ourselves. Learn more at: pelotonu.org

Member Duties : This VISTA member will work alongside our Director of Logistics & Operations as the PelotonU VISTA Community Support Coordinator. They will be responsible for developing activities to support the PelotonU student community and drive student success. First, the CSC will adapt our community programming to a virtual space, programming that we are newly piloting, but need the capacity to develop fully. Second, the CSC will develop our Study Buddies program and recruit student volunteers to support their peer. Finally, the CSC will facilitate the development of new student programming and incorporate students’ needs into ongoing programming.

***AmeriCorps VISTAs are full-time volunteers placed through the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas at service sites across Texas. Each VISTA serves for one year at their placement site with at our partner agencies. They help to improve health services, create and evaluate programs, strengthen community groups, conduct outreach, and much, much more. VISTA members and their service sites create, implement, expand, and improve programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

As an AmeriCorps VISTA member, you will receive:

- Living allowance paid on the 15th and final day of every month (equal to approximately $1000 a month)
- Leave benefits: 10 personal days and 10 days of sick leave in addition to any holidays taken by your site
- End of Service Award: $6,345 Segal Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend
- Student loan forbearance
- Healthcare benefit for the duration of your service
- Non-competitive eligibility for one year following successful completion of your service
- Relocation allowance if you are moving more than 50 miles for service
- Training and professional development opportunities throughout your service

You can learn more about the VISTA program here:
https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista
https://www.vistacampus.gov/members/benefits-of-service

If you would like to be considered for this position, please apply through the my.AmeriCorps.gov portal. Here is the direct link to the position:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=99918

Please apply for this position at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=99918

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About Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

Location:

724 Eberhart Lane, Suite 500, Austin, TX 78745, US

Mission Statement

The Literacy Coalition breaks the cycle of intergenerational poverty through comprehensive literacy services. VISION: We envision a community that is 100 percent literate, employable and self-sufficient. STRATEGY: The core strategy of the organization is to embed its high-quality, proven programming in the business, education and workforce sectors outside of the K-12 system to end the intergenerational cycle of poverty and illiteracy. Programs and services are designed to deepen the impact of local nonprofits, strengthen the business workforce, and build stronger communities..

Description

In 2001, a wide network of literacy providers and community leaders founded the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas in response to the need for a centralized location for literacy services.

Today, the Literacy Coalition works hard to ensure that families and individuals can have the skills needed to reach their full potential. By embedding its high-quality programming in the business, healthcare and nonprofit sectors, the Literacy Coalition helps strengthen the business workforce, bolster nonprofit programs and build stronger communities.

Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

500 East Saint Johns AveAustin, TX 78752

(30.3345,-97.70625)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Adult Education
  • Computer Science
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • VISTA positions are one year, full-time positions.
  • In order to be considered for this position, you MUST apply through the my.americorps.gov portal. https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=99918

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