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FIT VISTA- Resident Services VISTA
The City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a uniquely vibrant and historic community on the central New England coast and is a celebrated destination for businesses, artists, musicians and tourists from all over the world. But despite Portsmouth’s high profile as one of the most desirable places to live and work in the United States, many of the more than 1,000 residents of the Portsmouth Housing Authority continue to experience chronic poverty and the complex social and economic challenges that are a result of this. People from all walks of life call PHA neighborhoods home. Our 600 apartment units are spread across eleven different properties throughout the city house a diverse mix of people with deep and complex needs who rely on other social services. This is why the PHA has developed a first class Resident Services Coordination program to help our residents become successful and navigate around poverty traps that persist in our communities. One way our Resident Services Program does this is by recruiting, training and retaining outstanding volunteers to help us meet these ends. The Resident Services FIT VISTA will be an instrumental part to building the capacity of this volunteer program so that we may be able to connect the wealth of talent and time in our community to help all of our residents succeed.
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Member Duties : The PHA Resident Services VISTA will work with PHA staff and community partners to build the capacity of our organization and connections with other area agencies including local volunteers, service organizations, higher educational institutions, secondary and middle school service programs and other resources that can be used to help lift up our resident population. The PHA operates on typical business hours and the VISTA will have flexibility to work non business hours to take advantage of evening and weekend opportunities that will enhance their ability to meet program goals and also to pursue other professional or educational goals. Our organization values diversity, quality of life, creativity and teamwork in a positive healthy environment.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Technology ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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FIT VISTA- Resident Services VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2018  -   08/14/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  

Accepting Applications
From  06/15/2017  To  01/31/2019 

Contact Julie Lynch
245 Middle St
Portsmouth   NH   03801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 75162