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WACC- Heritage Mediation & Community Program Coordinator
The Mediation and Community Communication Program Coordinator will build the capacity of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima & Kittitas County and expand access to resources and training for low-income college students and families in the Yakima Valley. The VISTA member will collaborate with Heritage University faculty and community partners to develop and coordinate a student peer-mediation program at Heritage University. The member will also support a community communication program developed by faculty and community partners that will cross-train low-income students and community members in several cities across Yakima County. These programs will increase the overall health and security of the community by providing low-income and marginalized community members with the skills and knowledge necessary to empower them to pursue paths out of poverty through higher education and improved career opportunities. The VISTA member joins the statewide Washington Campus Compact VISTA team whose members increase the capacity of campus-community partnerships by leveraging campus resources and community assets to address critical issues of education access and food security. Washington Campus Compact is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our national service programs. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. **Strong preference for applicants who are bilingual in Spanish/English.**
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Member Duties : In Year 1, the VISTA member will establish the foundation for the project: 1) Gain background and training in mediation and conflict resolution skills to expand services for the Dispute Resolution Center at low or no cost to low-income individuals and families, 2) Partner with Heritage University faculty to create mediation curriculum for low-income college students, leading to increased knowledge and skills, 3) Partner with faculty to develop a student internship program and peer-meditation program to implement knowledge and gain experience, and, 4) Collaborate with faculty and community partners to develop and pilot a community communication program to equip low-income students and community members with conflict resolution and communication skills and knowledge necessary to make good life choices that will also improve the overall health and security of the community.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Counseling . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

WACC- Heritage Mediation & Community Program Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/18/2017  -   08/18/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  


Accepting Applications
From  05/12/2017  To  06/16/2017 

Contact Denise Blike
516 High St
Bellingham   WA   98225
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73683