Please consider this exciting opportunity to
contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small
living allowance all at the same time.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has
committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level
by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community
partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of
strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact
with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging
individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about
through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.
An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal
volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a
living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a
combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They
receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training,
a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if
eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work
during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work
closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school
districts and community schools.
Promise Neighborhoods LV Neighborhood Leadership Development VISTA
Leadership Development VISTA will help build resources to enhance collaboration
with community members for neighborhood leadership development. The VISTA will
work with all Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley’s coalitions and
workgroups to promote community voice and develop strategies to empower
citizens to become leaders. They will expand PNLV educational opportunities and
recruit and retain community ambassadors to drive the work. The VISTA will
build a community outreach and engagement system within Allentown to connect
community members, families and stakeholders to learning resources. They will
develop a volunteer recruitment and training program that PNLV can use for the
community ambassadors program. The VISTA will research best practices on
community leadership programs and models and document their findings. They will
present their findings and recommendations to the organization for further
implementation and strategy.
This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year
commitment. The position is based with Promise Neighborhoods Lehigh Valley .
Interested candidates must apply through the
To find our listings go to the Advance Search
(https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do) and search for
all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and
You can also follow the application link here to
receive individualized support in completing the AmeriCorps.gov application.
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer -
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled