Neighborhood Leadership Development AmeriCorps 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.
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
The Neighborhood 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 https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do website.
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 state blank).
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 - M/F/Vets/Disabled