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South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Leader

Company: Americorps
Location: Sewanee
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Leader Join our team of 16 AmeriCorps VISTAs on the beautiful South Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee! Our team strives to alleviate poverty in our rural Appalachian community through partnership with community organizations working to improve health, education, and economic opportunity. Our VISTAs serve in a variety of capacities including grant writing, fundraising, community organizing, and volunteer recruitment. Each position offers the unique opportunity to hone professional skills in a rural, economically distressed region of Tennessee. Sponsored jointly by the University of the South (Sewanee) and South Cumberland Community Fund, the South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project (SCPVP) provides training to enhance each VISTA member's personal and professional development. This VISTA program is team focused and includes group programming, support, and social opportunities for each VISTA. Make a difference! Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader collaborates with the program manager and coordinator to build the capacity of the SCP VISTA program, support its VISTA members and engage community stakeholders. Duties include recruiting, on-boarding, training and mentoring VISTAs; gathering data for federal reporting; communicating VISTA accomplishments; promoting the program; organizing trainings, national days of service events and monthly gatherings for VISTAs; managing social media; serving as a liaison between VISTAs and subsite supervisors and community stakeholders; and creating program systems and processes. The VL provides support and leadership to 16 VISTAs and 20 Summer Associate VISTAs, and is fully integrated as a member of the VISTA admin team. *VISTA Leader Applicants must have completed a full term of AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA or Peace Corps service.* Program Benefits : Training , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Assist in locating affordable housing , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas : Health , Children/Youth , Education , Community and Economic Development , Hunger , Community Outreach . Skills : Writing/Editing , Business/Entrepreneur , Leadership , Team Work , Community Organization , Conflict Resolution , Recruitment , Public Speaking , Computers/Technology , Communications .

Keywords: Americorps, Chattanooga , South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Leader, Other , Sewanee, Tennessee

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