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Literacy Minnesota - VISTA Leaders (LitMN)
Follow your passions and find your purpose! We are seeking motivated individuals who are ready to think creatively to help fellow AmeriCorps VISTA members navigate and complete their service. Literacy Minnesota works to build a more equitable society by making quality literacy education available to all. We are a comprehensive literacy resource, providing free classes for adults and children; supporting literacy organizations through volunteer recruitment, training and teaching tools; and creating new pathways for groups and individuals to reach their full potential. Our programs and services are both local to Minnesota statewide and national. We train and place AmeriCorps VISTA members nationally through two service opportunities: Literacy Leadership (Literacy for All & Digital Literacy tracks) and Summer Reads. In Literacy Leadership, about 26 members serve for one year behind-the-scenes in nonprofits, public agencies and Tribal Nations throughout Minnesota to create, enhance or expand literacy-focused programs for low-income, or immigrant or refugee children, youth, adults or families. In Summer Reads, about 70 AmeriCorps VISTA members serve statewide as K-5 children’s literacy mentors for 8 weeks over the summer, bringing literacy to life through fun and enriching activities like arts, drama, story-time, tutoring, recreation, and more. *TWO POSITIONS available. MUST HAVE completed at least one year of full-time national service (full-time AmeriCorps (1700 hours), VISTA, NCCC or Peace Corps) prior to start. Alternate start dates may be available. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Individual professional development funds, monthly trainings, food support, Employee Assistance Program and more. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until positions filled, with priority to applications received BEFORE JUNE 1. Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all.
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Member Duties : 2 VISTA Leaders support our AmeriCorps programs: Literacy Leadership (full year) and Summer Reads (summer). You’ll develop resources and help AmeriCorps members navigate their service. You’ll work with our national service team to plan and facilitate trainings and events for members, support members through their challenges, organize opportunities for alumni, and help shape our cohorts. Use your creativity and leadership to build a sense of community among members, develop ways to tell stories of impact of our projects, and contribute unique ideas to programs. We’re dedicated to making this a year of growth and professional development while challenging you to uphold our strong reputation for supporting and sustaining high-quality projects and service opportunities. To be eligible, you must complete a service time (full-time yearlong VISTA, AmeriCorps (1700 hours), NCCC or Peace Corps) before start date. Learn more about our programs at
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Healthcare Allowance, Food support ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Counseling ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
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Literacy Minnesota - VISTA Leaders (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/01/2022  To  07/01/2022 

Contact Stevie Lewis
700 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 39831