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*BMVP - VISTA Leader
The Community Development Division is a catalyst for joining community partners with resources to increase access to housing, to create a sustainable community, and to promote neighborhood revitalization. Of the over 18,000 individuals experiencing poverty in Yellowstone County, approximately 2,500 local citizens experience homelessness in Billings during the year. Over 700 individuals are homeless in Billings on any given day, including at least 120 families with children. In order to maintain momentum for homeless initiatives sponsored by the City of Billings - Community Development Division, staff created an AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) program known as the Billings Metro VISTA Project (B-MVP) in 2009; sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The B-MVP brings valuable resources to organizations fighting homelessness and poverty within the community; strengthening their service capacity and organizational viability for long-term poverty impact. Target populations include those experiencing poverty, with special emphasis on Veterans, American Indians, children and the disabled. To date, 267 VISTA members have engaged in service to build capacity for 56 local organizations in economic opportunity, healthy futures, education, and veterans / military focus areas. This project will impact poverty through the facilitation of projects designed to enhance services for agencies that assist community members in need. **Candidates must have completed a previous AmeriCorps or Peace Corps service term.**
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Member Duties : Lead the charge fighting poverty as a VISTA Leader in Big Sky Country! Provide guidance and support to VISTA members in alleviating poverty and homelessness by supporting Billings-Metro VISTA Project staff and AmeriCorps VISTA members in the facilitation of performance and capacity building work. The VISTA Leader will become familiarized with the B-MVP; assist both B-MVP staff and VISTA members in achieving success in performance, service assignments, and overall project. The Leader will assist in the planning, execution, and evaluation of B-MVP events including On-Site Orientation and Training, In-Service Training, and additional VISTA events; assist in the development of B-MVP legacy materials to illustrate the project’s impact on poverty and homelessness in the Billings area; assist in the recruitment and selection of new VISTA members; and assist in the cultivation of a positive, supportive, and community-oriented service culture.
Program Benefits : Additional Housing Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Veterans ,  Tribal . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Counseling ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

*BMVP - VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2022  To  07/15/2022 

Contact Carly Collins
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101

Listing ID 56552