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Houston Refugee Project Communications 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 : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

Houston Refugee Project Communications VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  


Accepting Applications
From  11/15/2018  To  12/28/2018 

Contact KaNeesha Allen
6440 Hillcroft St
Houston   TX   77081
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68714