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Leader, VISTA at Horizons Student Enrichment Program-HN
Located in Westport, CT, Horizons National (HN) currently serves 62 affiliate sites across 19 states. Each affiliate site (typically on the campus of an independent school, college, or university) serves students from under-resourced communities, through tuition-free academic enrichment starting in kindergarten and going through high school. Last year, we served over 4,800 students. Since the central office acts as a “backbone” to the entire network, your service will help us expand and develop our organizational and programmatic capacity. You will work directly with HN staff to assist and empower our affiliates to best serve children. This is a VISTA Leader position, and with that, you will have the opportunity to help lead the national VISTA project at Horizons, supporting and managing a projected 14 other full-time VISTAs and 30 Summer Associates that are placed at our affiliates across the country. The position offers an exciting opportunity to gain rich experience and responsibility, while also providing the ability to network and connect in a unique way that will enhance your service. Ideal candidates will possess the desire and proficiency to help create and deliver sustainable, high-impact professional development and training opportunities for our VISTA members. Training will address competencies required to perform the assigned VISTA role, as well as valuable skills related to future professional pursuits. Our AmeriCorps project is a cohort-based experience that creates the opportunity to learn from peers in the program, to share best practices, and to foster a supportive service year community. Applicants MUST have previous Federal service experience, such as, a full-year of AmeriCorps service and/or a full Peace Corps term. We are especially looking for experience with and/or interest in project management, training and development, communication, and marketing, along with the usual Microsoft Office suite.
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Member Duties : -Lead the Horizons VISTA Cohort by means of report and data tracking/collection, facilitating virtual gatherings, scoping/developing and leading team-building and professional development, and one-on-one support as needed. -Support the Summer Associate VISTA Members across the network by means of report and data tracking/collection and one-on-one support as needed. -Work with the Horizons National Affiliate Team to identify ways we can continue to tell the story of our work using graphics and data analysis. -Help build out both online and in-person professional development resources for various stakeholders in the network. -Assist in the recruitment process for the next VISTA service year, working with site supervisors throughout the network to recruit the best possible candidates. The VISTA Leader will have the ability to serve from Connecticut, New York City, or Indianapolis, once in-person service resumes.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Additional housing stipend, if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Leader, VISTA at Horizons Student Enrichment Program-HN

Program Start/End Date
05/10/2021  -   05/09/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT ,  GEORGIA ,  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ,  INDIANA ,  NEW YORK   Atlanta ,  Washington/Baltimore ,  New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  01/11/2021  To  05/14/2021 

Contact Mariann Bernlohr
120 Post Rd W
Westport   CT   06880
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71532