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The Texas Homeless Network (THN) works to provide solutions to end homelessness in Texas communities through education, resources and advocacy. Currently, THN has VISTA members placed throughout the state working on capacity building and program development to assist communities in ending homelessness. This VISTA Leader position will expand capacity to more effectively address issues surrounding homelessness and housing stability throughout the state of Texas. The project will enhance the THN VISTA Program’s impact by increasing support for VISTA members, developing new enhanced processes, and creating new tools for VISTA members and site supervisors. The outcome will allow community partners to expand their efforts to provide housing and other services to persons at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.
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Member Duties : 1.) Expand recruitment outreach by creating content and creating recruitment strategy tailored to different areas. 2.) Assist in screening applicants, and scheduling and participating in interviews with potential members. 3.) Collaborate with program manager and site supervisor in supporting orientation and training for members. 4.) Assist in the facilitation of monthly meetings with all members. 5.) Provide individual project and professional development support and guidance to members. 6.) Assist in new processes to strengthen communication, information sharing, and collaboration between members. 7.) Collect, review, and synthesize member monthly reports and time sheets. 8.) Assist in writing, reviewing, and submitting VISTA member impact stories. 9.) Create a transition and sustainability plan template/workbook for members and sub-sites to use in project evaluation and transition planning. 10.) Assist in outreach and community engagement efforts .
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA


Program Start/End Date
08/14/2017  -   08/13/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  05/19/2017  To  12/31/2017 

Contact Jason Phillips
1713 Fortview Rd
Austin   TX   78704
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74580