Unidos Foundation 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
Unidos Foundation strives to build strong
relationships with the community, by valuing lived experiences and insight on
what is needed to achieve a better quality of life. The Unidos Foundation VISTA
will support Unidos' growth and build sustainability in project areas such as
safety, education and social inclusion. The VISTA will engage in the following
activities: (1) Research metrics and assessments used to gauge the
effectiveness of programs categorized as community initiatives under the three
categories mentioned above. (2) Research grant opportunities available to
address the needs of the community. (3) Work with the executive director to
write grant proposals. (4) Create a data collection tool for a community needs
assessment and perform a gap analysis of findings. Finally, (5) Create a
communication system with the community to report back the outcomes of events
This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year
commitment. The position is based at Unidos Foundation.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Nicolosi, Asst.
Director, AmeriCorps Programs at email@example.com
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