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SOTS-Sault Saint Marie Elders Services Coordinator
Aid tribal elders on the Sault Sainte Marie reservation through a year of AmeriCorps VISTA service! As a VISTA with Spirit of the Sun (SOTS), the successful candidate will work to alleviate disparities in health, nutrition, adequate and safe housing, transportation, poverty, the environment, the digital divide and social isolation. SOTS is a nonprofit focused on meeting the needs of Native American tribes and tribal organizations nationwide, with the tools necessary to achieve goals. This is done in two ways, through: economic development opportunities and elder support services. VISTA members with our Native American Elders Program will work with elder service centers on tribal lands to build program capacity, write grants, enhance services and coordination, and perform other locally directed activities. Tribal work sites vary and VISTA members are REQUIRED to RELOCATE to rural locations for their year of service. SOTS works hard to place VISTAs into the appropriate site based on experience, knowledge, and interests. Housing is not provided by the work site and is the responsibility of the VISTA member to locate. Additionally, because these are rural communities, VISTAs must have a personal vehicle to travel between their housing, work site, and recreational activities. Life on or near the reservation will vary between work sites, but the VISTA member can expect to have a world of opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural, outdoor, and recreational activities. These include: attendance at some tribal powwows and celebrations; the chance to be immersed in their community; and the ability to practice traditional arts, crafts, sports and customs. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, committed to the healthy futures of native elders and have a keen sense of adventure!
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will support programming for Native American elders in the pursuit to improve and preserve their health, well-being, and cultural connection. Activities are aimed at long-term sustainability and capacity building, and will include: resource development through fundraising and grant writing; community organizing by identifying volunteers and developing training programs; and service enhancement through program design and development. Additional projects are locally directed to build better communities and strengthen the healthy futures of tribal elders. VISTA members are required to: be self-motivated and flexible; relocate to a rural location; have good communication skills; have excellent writing and researching ability; and have knowledge of or interest in native communities.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Homelessness ,  Elder Care ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  First Aid ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

SOTS-Sault Saint Marie Elders Services Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2017  -   04/30/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/03/2017  To  05/31/2017 

Contact Natalia Devine
357 McCaslin Blvd
Louisville   CO   80027
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71107