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City of Fairbanks VISTA Leader
**Prerequisite to serve as VISTA Leader: must have served one year in AmeriCorps (VISTA, NCCC, State/National) or have served in the Peace Corps.** The AmeriCorps VISTA program in Fairbanks is housed through the City of Fairbanks. This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, for 1 year. The VISTA Leader receives a monthly living allowance of $1,512 which is paid bi-weekly. At the end of service, they also have the choice between an education award of $6,345 or a cash stipend of $3,000. The City of Fairbanks (CoF) is the intermediary sponsor for 14 VISTA projects. Each VISTA member serves at a different organization building capacity in their anti-poverty work. The VISTA Leader supports all VISTA members and recruits new members. Tasks include planning and leading group meetings and professional development sessions; checking in individually with VISTA members; creating and implementing a recruitment strategy for full-year and summer associate positions; identifying gaps in services within the Fairbanks community and expanding the reach of the VISTA program to address poverty in interior Alaska.
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Member Duties : Live and serve as the VISTA Leader in beautiful Fairbanks, Alaska! The VISTA Leader is vital to the community and is an extremely rewarding position. Interior Alaska’s VISTA program is sponsored by the City of Fairbanks and housed in the Mayor’s Office, providing the support needed for successful and rewarding projects. The VISTA Leader will have the opportunity to support 14 full-year VISTAs and 12 Summer Associates serving at organizations throughout the borough. The VISTA Leader will work with the program sponsor and state office to support current VISTA projects and members, collect and compile monthly reports and timesheets, recruit new members and projects, and promote program activities and accomplishments. The VISTA Leader will be responsible for increasing each VISTA project’s effectiveness and sustainability through supporting, mentoring, troubleshooting, mediating and creating and sharing resources when necessary for and with all VISTA members.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Tribal ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Housing ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

City of Fairbanks VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2021  To  07/06/2021 

Contact Michael Sanders
800 Cushman St
Fairbanks   AK   99701

Listing ID 104185