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College Health Corps, South Central College
South Central College provides higher education to thousands of students, primarily based in South Central Minnesota. Our enrollment includes 47% students who are considered Pell-Eligible (low-income students). Our employees strive to provide exceptional support for low-income students, and we see a great opportunity to do even more through increased coordination and partnership. With support of the counseling center, financial aid, the student affairs area, and the Southern Minnesota Center for Agriculture, the VISTA will create partnerships that connect low-income students to campus and community resources, such as food, healthcare, and mental health services that help them complete college and achieve economic stability. The South Central College VISTA will need to be a strong communicator and leader who will help us build our resource and support center for low-income students as well as organize new student wellness initiatives. Working in collaboration with South Central College departments, the VISTA will have a large impact on health and wellness support at the college and surrounding community. ---This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : *Continue development of a new resource and support center serving low-income students. Establish new community partnerships and expand existing ones. Increase awareness of the support center. *Develop a wellness committee to support wellness programs for low-income and underrepresented students. *Develop systems to support student volunteers and community program effectiveness in developing the campus/community garden. Develop a healthy food program and work with local resources to develop food distribution programs to help alleviate campus and community food insecurity. *Enhance the scope and reach of wellness week programming by developing specific resources focused on low-income students. Consult with existing campus support services to identify programming needs to support low-income and disadvantaged students. *Research best practices for creating an inclusive campus environment in consultation with South Central College professionals.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $750 toward professional development ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Housing ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, South Central College

Program Start/End Date
07/09/2018  -   07/08/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2018  To  05/04/2018 

Contact Judy Zeiger
1920 Lee Blvd
North Mankato   MN   56003
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78714