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College Health Corps, Inver Hills CC Student Success
Inver Hills Community College was founded in 1970 and has grown to serve almost 6,000 students each year. In fall 2014, 41.3% of new students met the federal definition for low income eligibility. This percentage has increased steadily and has risen from 17.4% in 2009. The VISTA will assist Inver Hills in addressing the work that has been started by our Poverty Committee. The overall goal of the VISTA will be to increase students’ access to and usage of health related services, wellness knowledge and health care insurance through partnership development, creation of a communications plan promoting the benefits of addressing wellness and creation of a data management system to track student usage and impact on student persistence and overall wellness. The three areas that the VISTA will address are: Develop and leverage 4 community partnerships to increase Inver Hills and its partner’s capacity of responding to underserved students basic and health related needs. Develop and implement a student communications plan to increase students understanding of the importance of addressing wellness related needs and impact on their overall health. Develop a tracking database to track student’s referral and usage of basic needs and health related services and health insurance referrals.*** This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, and food and nutrition through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development.***Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early. Candidates must also email a resume and cover letter.
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Member Duties : Use data generated from our student survey to identify unmet basic needs and leverage appropriate community partners. Conduct outreach and assess community partners’ ability to collaborate with Inver Hills in providing needs identified. Develop procedure and process for community partners to serve our students. Identify and create multiple communications approaches to reach our students and communicate available healthcare and health related services. Work with key student groups, service departments and faculty to create and deliver messaging normalizing the need to access assistance and its impact on wellness. Collaborate with marketing to develop marketing materials to support student use of community partner services. Work with IT department to determine the best system to use to build our tracking system. Develop a referral and intake process to capture student data for the tracking database. Report on student traffic and impact on student persistence, and overall wellness.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Education ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Inver Hills CC Student Success

Program Start/End Date
06/20/2016  -   06/23/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/11/2016  To  05/30/2016 

Contact Dionna Jones
2500 80th St E
Inver Grove Heights   MN   55076
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 65027