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Houston Refugee Project VISTA Leader
Alliance for Multicultural Community Services is a community-based organization devoted to serving refugees, immigrants and low-income populations in Houston. Alliance provides comprehensive services to assist clients in becoming economically self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. Alliance also strives to ensure that newly-arrived Americans are integrated into the mainstream community and understand American culture and traditions. Originally founded by Association of Cambodian, Ethiopian, Laotian and Vietnamese refugee community organizations, Alliance has expanded to serve individuals of all nationalities and backgrounds. Alliance is also the lead agency in the Houston Refugee VISTA Project, which includes seven partnering sites and a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members who are responsible for building the capacity of refugee organizations in the areas of health, education, and employment services. These collaborations enhance the self-sufficiency capacities of refugee agencies and help the economic integration of clients.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will play a vital role in ensuring that VISTA members have a meaningful service year at their host agency by acting as a mentor and coach. The VISTA Leader will provide training, peer development, and support to 11 VISTA members in the Houston Refugee VISTA Project and will assist them in completing their VISTA Assignment Descriptions. The VISTA Leader will also help recruit and support incoming VISTA members. The VISTA Leader will have an integral part in Alliance’s community engagement efforts, and will work closely with program managers to identify and facilitate engagement opportunities, including: donation drives, cultural orientation events, educational workshops and food drives. The VISTA Leader will help build community partnerships and improve our programs and services. To be eligible for this position, candidate must have prior service experience through either a full term of VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, or the Peace Corps.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Disaster Relief ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Social Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Houston Refugee Project VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
04/21/2018  -   04/19/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  12/13/2017  To  03/31/2018 

Contact Sarmaya Mustafayeva
6440 Hillcroft St
Houston   TX   77081
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68714