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SMC VISTA - Access Inc. & USD
 
 
 
Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. We receive funding from them to operate our VISTA project, which is designed to strengthen partnerships between higher education and nonprofit organizations in an effort to alleviate poverty and create positive social change. We host a yearly multi-campus program in which AmeriCorps VISTA Members serve at nonprofit agencies and partnering higher education institutions. Our VISTAs endeavor to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of agencies that provide education & health services, foster economic development, and otherwise support low-income communities, in part by leveraging resources from higher education institutions. As a VISTA in our program, you will serve 4 days per week at a nonprofit agency and 1 day per week at a partnering higher education institution. You will be connected with a cohort of VISTAs as well as a network of our program alumni. Your specific responsibilities at each service site are unique, but all of our VISTA assignments have two focus areas: (1) Capacity Building - Reinforce the long-term efficacy and/or efficiency of the nonprofit/public agency with a specific sustainable project that should continue to benefit the agency after VISTA service. See below for more information on site-specific objectives. (2) Campus Liaison - Support and coordinate partnerships between the nonprofit/public agency and higher education institution. Please visit our website for more information: stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA
 
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Member Duties : (1) Increase the overall organizational capacity of Access by supporting small business program development and strengthening the partnership with USD’s School of Business, Small Business Development Center and Procurement Department. Consequently, to increase the number of community members benefiting by securing employment after participation in the program. Support staff in development and delivery of small business development, including strengthening partnership and opportunities with USD. Coordinate outreach for participants in small business development programs. Document program developments and accomplishments and share with all stakeholders. (2) Inventory current interagency partnerships; build relationships between faculty/staff; identify and facilitate potential new academic and co-curricular partnerships.
 
Program Benefits : $500 phone bill reimbursement ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SMC VISTA - Access Inc. & USD

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/20/2021  To  07/01/2021 

Contact William Besson
1928 Saint Marys Rd
Moraga   CA   94575
845-588-0771
wtb5@stmarys-ca.edu
stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA

Listing ID 95677


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