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College Health Corps, VISTA Leader
The College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA program works to advance health and educational equity for the people of Minnesota by connecting higher education institutions with the community to create greater access to healthcare, culturally specific health and wellness resources, food and nutrition, and basic needs for underserved populations on college campuses and in communities. The CHC addresses both individual and social determinants of health through our array of sites, from clinics to community gardens, and community colleges to nonprofits. The VISTA Leader will have the opportunity to support projects focused on community gardens and food security, youth mental health access, American Indian health disparities, immigrant and refugee healthcare access, and partnerships to support underrepresented college students. This position supports the following projects: American Indian Cancer Foundation, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, St. Thomas Brightside Produce Distribution, Minneapolis Community and Technical College Student Support Center, North Hennepin Community College, Northfield Union of Youth, Open Door Health Center, People’s Center Health Services, Rochester Student Health Services, Sabathani Community Center, South Central College, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota Rochester, and Wellshare International. The VISTA Leader supports VISTA members by providing coaching, organizing trainings, collecting data and stories about project outcomes, performing site visits, recruiting new VISTAs, and representing the program on the InterCorps Council and at other meetings. The CHC is an initiative of Minnesota Campus Compact, a nonprofit association of 37 2-year, 4-year, public and private, college and university presidents committed to civic and community engagement in higher education.
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Member Duties : The VISTA Leader supports the work of 14 VISTAs addressing health and educational equity issues through clinic, college, and community based programs. Duties include: provide resources and coaching to VISTAs; develop quarterly in-service trainings for VISTAs; manage program communications including monthly blog posts featuring stories of impact, monthly e-newsletter, and program website; hone program evaluation systems; and perform recruitment and outreach. The VISTA Leader participates in regular site visits around the state. Compensation: $1190/mo, $100/mo housing stipend, $5,815 education award or $3,000 end of service stipend. Benefits include a professional development fund and free gym access. MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE ONE FULL-TIME AMERICORPS SERVICE TERM (VISTA or other AmeriCorps) TO APPLY. RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE. Seeking VISTA leader to start between June and August, 2017. Open until filled. Email a resume and cover letter.
Program Benefits : $100/mo Housing Subsidy ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Health ,  Counseling ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

College Health Corps, VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2017  -   07/28/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/17/2017  To  05/01/2017 

Contact Sinda Nichols
2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis   MN   55454
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 58915