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2021-2022 Volunteer Iowa VISTA Leader
Candidates MUST have completed a year of AmeriCorps or Peace Corps service prior to this position. Volunteer Iowa (the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) is a state agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Our work is directed by a group of commissioners who represent different agencies and organizations that have an interest in service. Our office administers AmeriCorps State programming in Iowa, but we also oversee our own AmeriCorps VISTA project. We utilize VISTAs both directly in our office and in placements with partners statewide. Through our statewide Volunteer Iowa Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA Program we will seek to create a climate where low-income students and individuals, and those affected by the opioid epidemic, are provided the tools needed for success. AmeriCorps members with the Volunteer Iowa program will have the benefit of a statewide support network of Volunteer Iowa staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, and fellow AmeriCorps VISTA members. The Volunteer Iowa AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will serve at the Volunteer Iowa office in Des Moines, Iowa. The position is an exceptional opportunity to put leadership skills gained during your first year of service to work, recognizing and highlighting the talents of potential VISTA members and supporting the Volunteer Iowa AmeriCorps VISTA team. In addition to attending a VISTA Leaders Training, the VISTA Leader will be provided a variety of opportunities to develop skills through training, networking, and professional development experiences, as well as leadership opportunities on special projects within Volunteer Iowa. Start date is flexible for a well-qualified candidate!
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Member Duties : The VISTA Leader will raise awareness of national service opportunities across the state by participating in outreach activities such as career and volunteer fairs, informational sessions, and more. The VISTA Leader will participate in applicant tracking and screening, using their experience as an AmeriCorps member to answer questions and provide helpful insight. The VISTA Leader will also assist with the creation of recruitment and marketing materials for print and digital platforms. The VISTA Leader will work in partnership with Volunteer Iowa’s second VISTA Leader to support members, providing resources and professional development opportunities, as well as reviewing member reports, organizing activities to celebrate days of service, and finding ways for our members to connect with each other. This is a great opportunity for the member to serve in state government, learn about Volunteer Iowa’s nonprofit partners, and pursue an interest in the service and volunteerism field.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

2021-2022 Volunteer Iowa VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2021  To  08/15/2021 

Contact Jana Daisy
1963 Bell Ave
Des Moines   IA   50315

Listing ID 71271