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Wellshare International IA & MN Campus Compact VISTA
WellShare International envisions a world where your zip code, your skin color, and your birthplace do not determine your access to quality healthcare, and where all people can achieve optimal health and wellness. WellShare is a non-profit organization headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with a forty-year history of partnering with communities, health care systems, government, and social service providers. Using a community health worker (CHW) model, we work with immigrant communities in Minnesota and with rural communities in Africa. The VISTA will join a dynamic team addressing the impact of systemic racism in people’s ability to live healthy lives. Key WellShare programs that will be in the VISTA’s portfolio include our early childhood family home visiting program, East African Smoke-Free Project, Somali and Karen child spacing program, and several other of our Minnesota-based programs. As the VISTA volunteer, your key goal will be to help refugees and immigrants overcome barriers to healthy living by leading participatory approaches for the creation of new cross-cutting systems and tools to increase WellShare’s organizational capacity in program monitoring and evaluation, community partnership development and service outreach. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : Working in partnership with WellShare’s diverse staff, the VISTA will provide leadership towards the creation of systems that allows WellShare to more effectively reach the refugees and immigrants our programs serve. This includes: 1) Improving WellShare’s program monitoring and evaluation processes. Specifically, the VISTA will create tools and systems to collect, analyze and disseminate qualitative and quantitative program outcomes. 2) Improving WellShare’s reach to our target populations. Specifically, the VISTA will create resources and strategies to provide health education and services to more beneficiaries in a more effective and holistic manner.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work . 
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Wellshare International IA & MN Campus Compact VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2021  To  06/18/2021 

Contact Michelle Heerey
122 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55404

Listing ID 102260