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Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Leader (Portland)
This partnership project is managed by the Oregon Public Health Division located in Portland, Oregon. The VISTA Leader interacts directly with the Project Director and co-VISTA Leaders to collaborate on various projects that support AmeriCorps members on the team in a variety of ways. The Leader will serve in a hybrid teleservice model at our state office in Portland’s Lloyd District. The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project was founded in 2009 and is embedded in the state public health preparedness program, Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR). We work with public health, medical, tribal, federal, state, and emergency management partners across the state of Oregon. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project, please visit: Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. The last day to submit an application is October 6, 2023. Qualified candidates will possess the following traits and express desire to learn: • Organizational skills • Excellent writing and analytical skills • Interpersonal communication • Intercultural communication with a commitment to health equity and anti-racism • Conflict management • Demonstrate empathy and emotional intelligence. Portland is Oregon’s cultural center. It is dense with independent movie theaters and art galleries. The exceptional public transit system makes it easy to get around the city without a car, whether you’re visiting a food cart pod or a public park. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health. The OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce to strengthen our work in Oregon communities. We value applicants who can bring lived experience to further OHA’s strategic goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030.
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Member Duties : We are recruiting for two VISTA Leaders who will be responsible for co-leading the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Fall 2023 cohort, consisting of approximately 10 AmeriCorps members while serving with the larger OHA AmeriCorps leadership team to support all-team activities. The Leader serves as ambassador, facilitator, educator, liaison, mentor, recruiter, and resource generator for the team. Responsibilities include planning trainings for AmeriCorps members, coordinating virtual and in-person meetings, resolving conflict, solving problems, managing social media content, public speaking, and recruitment of new members. Members on the team serve across Oregon to fight poverty, and the Leader position plays a critical role in supporting these efforts. The Leader position is open to former AmeriCorps members or returned Peace Corps volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service.
Program Benefits : Transit Pass ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Environment ,  Public Safety ,  Education ,  Tribal ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Disaster Relief ,  Veterans ,  Hunger ,  Technology ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Leader (Portland)

Program Start/End Date
10/09/2023  -   10/08/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  09/15/2023  To  10/04/2023 

Contact Caroline Tydings
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland   OR   97232
(503) 432-7574

Listing ID 119384


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