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2024 Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

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ORGANIZATION: Oregon Health Authority

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Member Duties : VISTA Leaders co-lead an OHA AmeriCorps VISTA cohort of 10-20 members while serving on the OHA AmeriCorps leadership team to support all-team activities. VISTA members on our team serve across Oregon to fight poverty. The Leader plays a critical role in supporting these efforts by aiding in overall organization, structure, and quality improvement of the project as well as providing member support. Responsibilities include planning trainings for AmeriCorps members, coordinating virtual and in-person team meetings throughout the state, resolve conflict, holding monthly check-ins with members, managing social media, public speaking, and new member recruitment. Leaders serve as ambassadors, facilitators, educators, liaisons, mentors, recruiters, and resource generators for the team. The Leader position requires 1 year of completed service experience with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. This position is a hybrid teleservice model at the Portland State Office Building in the Lloyd District. Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Transit pass, Prof. development funds . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits. Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas : Education , Community Outreach , Veterans , Disaster Relief , Technology , Environment , Homelessness , Children/Youth , Housing , Tribal , Health , Public Safety , Community and Economic Development , Hunger . Skills : Public Health , Public Speaking , General Skills , Community Organization , Team Work , Writing/Editing , Education , Recruitment , Communications , Leadership , Conflict Resolution . Service Description : This partnership project is managed by the Oregon Public Health Division 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 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: http://healthoregon.org/vista. Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. The last day to submit an application is January 5, 2024. 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 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. We value applicants who can bring lived experience to further OHA’s strategic goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030.

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About Oregon Health Authority


800 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR 97232, US

Mission Statement

The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project aims to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty by engaging new public health professionals in a year of full-time service in major public health organizations to create or expand public health systems capacity. The project aims to reduce poverty in our communities by building sustainable public health programs and systems that ensure health equity, community resiliency and improved health outcomes.


AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time, forty hours per week in a capacity building role in statewide organizations, local public health departments, Tribal governments or non-profits across the state of Oregon. Our members serve in areas of: community partnership development, health equity, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, communication and marketing, communicable disease prevention, and more. Work is done in an indirect service and capacity building role in a professional office setting and there are many opportunities for training and professional development. AmeriCorps members with OHA focus their efforts on bulding the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that improve health services. They develop programs to meet a need, write grants, and recruit and train volunteers.

In August 2019 the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project celebrated it's 10th year and conducted a program evaluation, culminating in a report A Summary Evaluation: Looking Back at Ten Years of Individual, Organizational, and System-Level Impacts (2009 - 2019). The evaluation explored the program’s impact on AmeriCorps members, the public health workforce, organizations AmeriCorps members serve with, public health systems AmeriCorps members have developed or reinforced, and poverty alleviation.


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800 NE Oregon StPortland, OR 97232



  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Networking
  • Organization
  • People Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year
  • This is a one-year service opportunity from August 12, 2024 through August 11, 2024

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