Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion AmeriCorps VISTA

United Way of the Greater LV Allentown, PA $17600.00 per year

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion VISTA

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. All United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley AmeriCorps VISTA assignments will expand capacity towards population level goals across the region. UWGLV strives to create population level change in areas of education, food access, healthy aging and emergency services to ensure individuals who experience crisis have the supports they need to rebound. The UWGLV VISTA project focuses on strengthening the networks of providers that deliver services to address concerns and through working with UWGLV staff they support the efforts across all four-issue areas. VISTAs address issues at the programmatic and system levels seeking to identify and deal with the root causes by utilizing the collective impact framework. 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 impact team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts, partner agencies and community schools.

Service Opportunity Description

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion VISTA will support United Way’s deep commitment to being a regional leader in addressing systemic issues and creating a more equitable Lehigh Valley. The VISTA will support the Marcon Equity and Innovation Investment Lab Project with building a project planning infrastructure. They will research metrics and assessments used nationally for social mapping. They will work with the design team and Marcon fellows for the creation of the equity investment hub. The VISTA will develop a project plan infrastructure for the Fund for Racial Justice and Equity grant process to include building a system for applying for grant funds, manage the application process for evaluating grant applications and scoring rubric to be used by the grant evaluation team. The assignment is full-time and requires a 1-year commitment. The position is based at United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Nicolosi, Asst. Director, AmeriCorps Programs at jennifern@unitedwayglv.org

United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled

United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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