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Service Storytelling VISTA Leader, Spokane County United Way
 
 
 
This project is supervised by Spokane County United Way (SCUW), which aims to provide safe homes free of child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence; increase high school graduation rates for every student in our community; and prevent hunger and homelessness in Spokane through partnership and collaboration. SCUW has been an intermediary sponsor for the AmeriCorps VISTA Program since 2014 and supports up to 14 projects focused on health, education, and economic opportunity throughout Spokane County. The goal of this project is to build the capacity of SCUW’s VISTA Program by developing resources and infrastructure to capture, curate, and distribute the stories of VISTA members, their projects, their host sites, and their impact in the community. We believe that by building our potential to tell these stories, we will be better able to foster a culture of service within our community, expanding the program’s ability to fight poverty in Spokane County. This position is in Spokane, in Eastern Washington, about 20 miles west of Idaho and 110 miles south of the Canadian border. Benefits include $667 biweekly living allowance. VISTA Leaders who successfully complete the year receive their choice of either a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,195) or a $3,000 cash stipend. AmeriCorps VISTA is the only AmeriCorps program where you can earn federal non-competitive eligibility, giving you an edge in the federal hiring process. All members in our program receive access to the CliftonStrengths assessment as a benefit of service and join a cohort of VISTA members throughout Spokane in professional and personal development opportunities. Additionally, the VISTA Leader at United Way will receive mileage reimbursement or a bus pass for all service-related travel.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA Leader at Spokane County United Way will support VISTA Members throughout their year of service. This support will take many forms, including leading monthly one-on-one conversations with each member, planning and facilitating group personal and professional development activities, and building community within the VISTA member cohort. The VISTA Leader will research best practices for equitable storytelling in community-engaged work, which will help them create guidelines, processes, and resources for capturing and sharing the stories of VISTA projects and their stakeholders. The VISTA Leader will also help plan National Service Days and AmeriCorps Week activities to strengthen feelings of belonging within the VISTA member cohort and create opportunities to highlight service stories. Finally, the VISTA Leader will support the recruitment of new projects and members for the 2023-2024 program year.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Mileage reimbursement or bus pass ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Organizational Storytelling ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Program
Service Storytelling VISTA Leader, Spokane County United Way

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/15/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/02/2022  To  07/14/2022 

Contact Kaela Loriz
920 N Washington St
Spokane   WA   99201
509-324-5025
kaelal@unitedwayspokane.org
www.unitedwayspokane.org/

Listing ID 111943


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