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Initiative Foundation VISTA Leader
IMPORTANT: VISTA Leader candidates MUST HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A YEAR OF VISTA SERVICE to be eligible to apply. The Initiative Foundation's VISTA Leader helps the organization support 17 VISTAs serving in a wide variety of programs across 14 counties in central MN (visit for map of region). Projects may focus on: services to veterans & their families, emergency food, homelessness, programs, workforce development, kindergarten readiness, immigrant and refugee services, among other things. The Initiative Foundation is a regional foundation with the mission to "Unlock the power of central MN people to build and sustain thriving communities." With 20+ staff, the organization operates programs in the following areas: economic and community development and organizational development. Through these programs and our Innovation Grant Fund (discretionary pool of grant dollars), the Foundation makes approximately a million dollars in grants to central MN nonprofits and government agencies each year. The Foundation is highly regarded as a regional "thought leader" and is centrally-located to the region in beautiful Little Falls (pop. 8,000) on the Mississippi River, a half hour north of St Cloud (pop. 70,000) and a half hour south of the Brainerd Lakes area (pop. 30,000). Our VISTA Leader supports the work of our VISTAs in the field who can be hosted several hundred miles apart. Support involves site visits and regular conversations and involvement in regular training events (usually monthly). Our VISTA Leader's primary tasks fall into three categories: outreach, project coordination & project planning. The Leader is supervised by the Senior Program Manager for Organizational Development with additional guidance and direction provided by our 3/4-time VISTA Program Specialist.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA Leader - HAVING PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE YEAR-LONG VISTA TERM (this is a prerequisite) - uses that experience to support 17 VISTA members "in the field" to help ensure their success by providing resources, serving as a liaison between VISTAs & the Initiative Foundation, organizing social & training events, etc. Additionally, the VISTA Leader supports the Foundation's Senior Program Manager for Organizational Development and VISTA Program Specialist by assisting with outreach, reporting, evaluating outcomes, training, planning, etc. Day-to-day tasks vary but typically involve communication with VISTA members, internet research, writing, planning, etc. The VISTA Leader also serves on the statewide ICC (InterCorps Council) to represent the interests of greater MN VISTAs in statewide national service planning & coordination.
Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage ,  Training . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  previous VISTA service req. ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Initiative Foundation VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2014  -   08/01/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2014  To  10/15/2014 

Contact Amanda Whittemore
405 1st St SE
Little Falls   MN   56345
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 37672