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Virginia Mentoring Partnership Leader
 
 
 
Virginia Mentoring Partnership (VMP) is the only statewide organization dedicated to the expansion of research based, high-quality mentoring in Virginia. Candidates are being recruited for service fin July and August. VMP is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to our vision that every child who needs a mentor has a mentor. VMP's mission is to provide training and technical assistance to mentors and mentoring programs to increase the quality and quantity of mentoring for Virginia's youth. VMP has a rich history of motivating the mentoring field by providing training and capacity building services for over 28,000 people in the mentoring; execution of effective mentor recruitment and public relations campaigns; and advocating on behalf of increased resources to the mentoring movement and direct service programs in Virginia. Research supports mentoring as a positive influence on youth that not only enhances their social skills and well-being, but also improves cognitive skills leading to improvement in school outcomes, attitudes, and choices. VMP has a team of full-time VISTA members, including one VISTA leader, to support the organization's internal capacity and members hosted by sites throughout Virginia to focus on capacity building in the areas of: Program Development, Mentor/Mentee Training, Match Support, and Volunteer Recruitment.
 
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Member Duties : ***The VISTA Leader must have 1 year of prior AmeriCorps/PeaceCorps service.*** They will be instrumental in developing a cohesive, working cohort of VISTA members. The VISTA Leader will design/develop a communication system between the cohort and sites as well as create opportunities for training and education, including planning/leading monthly cohort meetings. The Leader will also help develop a system to collect data from each of the sites that will be creating/strengthening mentoring programs in the community. They will also develop a system to evaluate mentoring efforts at the sites as well as create a procedure to share best practices. The VISTA Leader will assist the VMP VISTA Supervisor in all VISTA Member recruitment efforts. They will coordinate days of service opportunities and training sessions as well as provide researched based resources. The leader must have transportation to the program sites which are located in Central, Northern, and Southwest Virginia.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Coaching & Training ,  Leadership ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Program
Virginia Mentoring Partnership Leader

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/02/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2019  To  10/01/2019 

Contact Vanessa Reyes
4900 Augusta Ave
Richmond   VA   23230
8048281536
vanessa@vamentoring.org
www.vamentoring.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 43750


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