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ACVISTA-MTCC- Equal Pay For Equal Work Task Force
 
 
 
In Montana, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force has hosted wage negotiation training's for women. However, the Montana community – especially veterans, Native Americans, and under-served groups – need consistent access to a program built and customized to the geography, scheduling needs, and circumstances of Montanans who have a critical need for tools and techniques to advocate for their pay and change the course of their financial futures. This community need was identified through an analysis of current programming, or rather the lack of programming, available for under-served Montanans. The need was also identified through current and previous feedback from trainings in which this need was not only identified, but requested. More than 150,000 individuals in Montana are estimated to live in poverty, with nearly 40% of those being Native American. Montana ranks in the top ten states nationally of largest Native American populations. Montana is home to nearly a dozen tribal communities that due to geographical isolation and historic poverty rates are in a position to benefit from this capacity building and community empowerment project. Montana ranks a devastating 45th in the nation for median pay disparity. Montana also ranks 4th nationally in the number of veterans returning from service. Veterans in particular face acute challenges returning to the civilian workforce and would benefit from community empowerment through creation and implementation of wage negotiation trainings. This project, therefore, is specifically targeted at underserved women. This includes wage negotiation capacity building for women who are veteran, Native Americans, single parents, first generation college students, or those working to integrate back into the community following incarceration or addiction.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will build capacity to support low-income Montanans with tools for moving out of poverty. With their site supervisor and higher education leadership, the VISTA will help to establish a Campus Task Force that advances tools for wage negotiation and addresses gender wage disparity. They will meet with stakeholders, review current structures and offerenings, and build sustainable platform for the program's future. They will create materials and seek out stakeholder input, including college and university partners. They will customize materials and training structure and schedules in partnership with the communities identified above, ensuring accessibility and usability. They will communicate and establish points of contact at universities and colleges, they will hold meetings with contacts to discuss initiative mission and mechanics of implementing “train the trainer” events, and support implementation of program sustainability goals.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Education ,  Tribal . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ACVISTA-MTCC- Equal Pay For Equal Work Task Force

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/11/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Callye Foster
DHC 20
Missoula   MT   59812
406-243-2379
foster@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70766


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