AmeriCorps VISTA - Resilience Coordinator

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Recruiting Organization: University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement

The University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) fosters campus-community collaboration by engaging the university’s academic resources in the enrichment of civic and community life. Their overarching goal is to further engage scholarship by developing teaching and research strategies that link academic scholarship to public service - promoting education for citizenship and civic responsibility. Through their focus on Affordable Housing and inclusive community development, they have developed the Miami Housing Solutions Lab (MHSL), a suite of free, publicly accessible mapping tools designed to provide data-rich resources about affordable housing in the Miami metro region. This platform provides community groups, planners, changemakers, and affordable housing developers with information on local housing needs as well as housing policies that prevent displacement and promote affordable housing. Expanding on previous projects, CCE will continue its work to examine the impacts of climate change on Miami’s affordable housing stock and vulnerable populations. This continued project builds on the momentum of CCE’s work assessing the impacts of sea-level rise on affordable housing to examine the devastating impacts of extreme heat on the provision of equitable housing development and community resilience. The UM Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) will collaborate with local stakeholders to identify creative design and policy solutions to increase Miami's adaptive capacity, while building new networks to strengthen urban resiliency. Specifically, CCE, its partners, and the VISTA member will study solutions to develop comprehensive and expert-guided resilience strategies for Miami residents.

Member Duties :

  • Collect data to identify affordable housing developments by their environmental and social vulnerability
  • Conduct research in urban sustainability and coastal resilience as it relates to vulnerable populations to address urban and housing resilience at the local and national level
  • Facilitate convenings with local stakeholders and elected officials related to housing resilience in Miami-Dade County to address best practices and cross-jurisdictional cooperation
  • Work with SFCDC to create strategic plans for implementing policy solutions • Help coordinate meetings with university and community partners to present data on potential creative and innovative solutions for adaptation, mitigation, and resilience of the area
  • Work to coordinate outreach and promote office and programming through various media
  • Computer knowledge and skills, including media and communications experience, design, and HTML

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance, Training, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage* .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended.

Service Areas : Housing, Technology, Neighborhood Revitalization, Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development, Environment, Education.

Skills : Communications, Fund raising/Grant Writing, General Skills, Public Speaking, Leadership, Computers/Technology, Writing/Editing, Education, Team Work, Conflict Resolution, Recruitment, Community Organization, Environment, Urban Planning.

The University of Miami

A vibrant and diverse academic community, the University of Miami has rapidly progressed to become one of America's top research universities. A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked UM among the top 51 universities in the country in its "Best Colleges" listings. U.S. News also cites several of its programs in "America's Best Graduate Schools." Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in more than $309 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: $1,394.40/month

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Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

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Fee Amount: None

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