Digital Inclusion VISTA

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Serve Jersey City

The Jersey City Housing Authority (JCHA) has provided federally subsidized housing to hundreds of thousands of extremely low- and low-income families in Jersey City. JCHA’s Resident Empowerment and Community Engagement (RECE) Department empowers residents and guides investment in social infrastructure, including increasing resident awareness of and access to free or reduced-cost internet, devices, and digital literacy training. The Digital Inclusion program provides digital literacy training, high-speed broadband internet, and access to on-site computer labs for public housing residents. RECE is seeking a motivated and passionate individual to build, strengthen, and leverage community partnerships to improve resident self-sufficiency in an increasingly digital world. The VISTA member will work with the Digital Inclusion Coordinator to introduce technology as a method of reducing social isolation among the resident population. This exciting opportunity will not only create new partnerships but also strengthen existing ones for the community to grow by closing the digital divide.


Requirements

Full-year VISTAs serve full-time for one year. To qualify, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent GED by the start of your service.
  • Have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. (See the AmeriCorps VISTA FAQs for more information on citizenship or residency requirements.)
  • Undergo a criminal background check, if your application is accepted.

Program Member Benefits

As a full-year VISTA, you will receive the following:

  • A bi-weekly living allowance of $1,037.26 before taxes.
  • A settling-in allowance of up to $750 and a relocation travel allowance of $0.40 per mile if you’re relocating more than 50 miles
  • A Segal Education Award of $7,395 or an end-of-service award at approximately $1,800

Other benefits include:

  • Ten days of personal leave, ten days of sick leave, and (15) site-observed holidays.
  • Health benefit plan.
  • Loan forbearance or deferment for federal student loans.
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) for federal jobs.
  • Monthly professional development and team building.
  • Valuable work experience and networking with local government and partners.


Find more information on the My AmeriCorps website and Apply here

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.

Description

Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.

CAUSE AREAS

Employment
Politics
Veterans & Military Families
Employment, Politics, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Jersey City, NJ 07302

(40.72183,-74.0447)
 

SKILLS

  • Human Resources Diversity
  • Public Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FULL_TIME

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