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Skagit VISTA - Career Prep Coordinator
 
 
 
This position is part of a 10-member VISTA team operated out of Community Action of Skagit County. Our mission is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. The Skagit VISTA team helps achieve Community Action’s goal of helping people help themselves and each other by building infrastructure and capacity for programs that serve economically disadvantaged individuals across the county. Our partner and host agency for this position, the Mount Vernon School District is a growing and diverse school district that employs nearly 900 people serving 6,000+ students in grades kindergarten-12. One of the highest priority needs with the lowest availability indicated by residents experiencing poverty in Skagit County was access to living wage jobs. This project will address employability outcomes for economically disadvantaged students exiting high school. The aim is provide experience and exposure to employment opportunities to ultimately provide another pathway out of poverty. Skagit County is nestled halfway between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC and just east of the San Juan Islands offering access to the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Fans of the outdoors will love our little corner of the world as hiking, kayaking, river rafting, and biking are a small selection of the popular activities with locals and visitors alike. In addition, our team is composed of both locally grown VISTAs and those who have travelled from out of state. Often our VISTAs spend time together outside of service hours, building a strong support network. This position comes with a living stipend of $1,025 per month and an education award of $6,095 or $1800 end of year stipend after a completion of a year of service.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : The aim of the project is to build employment skills, match students with mentors, and increase exposure to and exploration of post-secondary options for high school students. Ultimately, the VISTA will help facilitate opportunities for economically disadvantaged students to obtain a living wage job and build necessary employment skills. Specific VISTA activities include: 1. Creation and development of a career prep class for economically disadvantaged high school students. 2. Development of volunteer program including recruitment, training, marketing, and continued support for volunteers. 3. Building connections and opportunities with local organizations/businesses and 4. Creating a system to track student performance and success.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Skagit VISTA - Career Prep Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2019  To  08/06/2019 

Contact Rebecca Vigoren
330 Pacific Pl
Mount Vernon   WA   98273
3605885721
rebecca.vigoren@servenorthwestwa.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79230


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