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Stewards VISTA Leader: Serve Appalachia with a Nat. Impact
Based in the heart of Appalachia near the New River Gorge, the Stewards VISTA Leader has a unique and exciting opportunity to serve communities both near and far. Stewards VISTA Leaders serve as the main contact for VISTAs and provide the support and assistance needed to make their service year the best year possible. They work with a diverse group of people from non-profit, educational, and government sectors of society, and broaden one’s understanding of America's communities, organizations, and landscapes. Additionally, VISTA Leaders will have the opportunity to be engaged with projects across the country that address issues such as food security, community resilience, education and jobs development, community engagement and legacy mining impacts. AmeriCorps VISTAs, and Peace Corps volunteers who have completed 365 days of service, and AmeriCorps State and National members who have completed a fully 1700 hour service term are eligible for the position. Stewards VISTA Leaders also collaborate on a number of exciting projects throughout the year to help build organizational capacity. Current project focus areas include: marketing, communication, social media, site and partnership development, professional development, training and grant writing. Stewards has successfully placed hundreds of VISTAs at sites across the country. We strive to create a better future for people and for the environment by supporting and investing in the next generation of leaders. As a part of the Stewards VISTA Leader team, you will be part of a larger national organization that takes a multifaceted approach to engaging youth, alleviating poverty, and addressing environmental issues.
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Member Duties : Stewards VISTA Leaders: travel for site visits and conduct member check-in calls; act as main contact for VISTAs; offer resources to VISTAs in the field; attend conferences with VISTAs and organize training sessions; assist in program administration as it relates to VISTA support to increase efficiency and create best practices; and address any VISTA issues that occur in collaboration with office staff. Based on experience and interest VISTA Leaders will also assist Stewards in the following areas: marketing, communication, social media, site and partnership development, professional development, training and grant-writing. Stewards VISTA leaders gain experience in organizational development, peer mentoring, diplomacy, outreach and communication, networking, and leadership. Stewards VISTA Leaders must be self-motivated, utilizing knowledge and experience to support projects that connect economic opportunity and environmental stewardship. This position works with other VISTA leaders.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Project management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Stewards VISTA Leader: Serve Appalachia with a Nat. Impact

Program Start/End Date
02/18/2020  -   02/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Spanish a plus

Accepting Applications
From  06/04/2018  To  02/01/2020 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81737