AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

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Recruiting Organization: Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project

What is AmeriCorps VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 50 years.

About the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) AmeriCorps VISTA Public Health Partnership Project:

This partnership project is managed by the Oregon Health Authority located in Portland, Oregon. With the innovative public health equity work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health. The OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce to strengthen service to Oregon communities. The VISTA Leader interacts directly with the Project Director and co-VISTA Leaders to collaborate on various projects that support AmeriCorps VISTA members on the team in a variety of ways. The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project was founded in 2009 and is embedded in the state public health preparedness program, Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR). We work with public health, medical, tribal, federal, state, and emergency management partners across the state of Oregon. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project, please visit:

Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. The last day to submit an application is June 12, 2024.

About this position:

VISTA Leaders lead a cohort of 5-10 members while aiding in overall planning, organization, structure, and quality improvement of the project. Leaders serve as ambassadors, facilitators, educators, liaisons, mentors, recruiters, and resource generators for the team. OHA VISTA members serve at various locations across Oregon to fight poverty.

The leader plays a critical role in supporting these efforts in the following ways: Provide support to members; coordinate and facilitate in-person team meetings throughout the state; resolve conflict; maintain and update program processes; hold monthly check-ins with cohort members; manage OHA VISTA social media; coordinate virtual trainings for members; new VISTA member recruitment.

This is a hybrid teleservice/in-person position at the Portland State Office Building.

Qualified candidates will possess the following traits and express desire to learn:

  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Intercultural communication with a commitment to health equity and anti-racism
  • Conflict management
  • Demonstrate empathy and emotional intelligence

> We value applicants who can bring lived experience to further OHA’s strategic goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030.

Required to apply: The Leader position requires 1 year of completed service with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps.

About Portland Oregon:

Portland is Oregon’s cultural center. It is dense with independent movie theaters and art galleries. The exceptional public transit system makes it easy to get around the city without a car, whether you’re visiting a food cart pod or a public park.

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