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Communications, Media, and Volunteer Specialist with SiCM
About 1.5 million people reside in the Capital District of New York State, mostly in the inner cities of Albany, Troy, and Schenectady. Annually, the Center for Academic Community Engagement at Siena College (ACE) selects 32 persons from around America to serve with community-based organizations (CBOs) that work to address socio-economic challenges in the Capital District; these challenges include: gaps in education, health care, the environment, housing, criminal justice, and economic development. VISTAs impact the CBO, and in turn the community, by coordinating volunteer-led projects, conducting research, writing grants, and facilitating outreach Based on your skills and interests you will be matched with a CBO for the year. CBOs we have partner with include: the Boys and Girls Club, Albany District Attorney’s Office, New York State Network for Youth Success, Schenectady Center for Juvenile Justice, Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, Food Pantries for the Capital District, and many others. You will be managed on-site by a supervisor, mentored by 2 VISTA Leaders, and trained by an experienced VISTA management team. You will attend a Pre-Service Orientation, an On-Site Orientation, and ongoing training. We are celebrating a decade of success and have had nearly 200 VISTAs complete the program. Our program functions more like a fellowship and provides high-impact professional development training that focuses on the enhancement of our VISTA Fellows’ overall growth to make the best of the service year experience. The Fellows bond as a cohort to support each other as they learn, grow, and serve. Join the Movement and see the world change…Become a Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow! NOTE: MUST HAVE AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM. OUR VISTAs DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS AND ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE SIENA COLLEGE GRADS.
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Member Duties : SiCM is a non-profit that works collaboratively on issues such as food insecurity, culture and diversity, and civic engagement. Its direct service programs include managing the largest food pantry in the county, the largest summer meals program in the Capital Region, a faith based summer day camp, senior services, and more. The VISTA will build our capacity by assisting with a year-long plan of communications materials and products, producing new civic engagement products for expansion of volunteer opportunities, and expanding our collaboration capacity in the areas of development communications for fundraising events that address food insecurity, health education, family economic security, and children services. ( This position is part of the Siena College AmeriCorps VISTA Fellows Program (see service description).
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Free Public Transportation ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Communications, Media, and Volunteer Specialist with SiCM

Program Start/End Date
04/15/2019  -   04/14/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  


Accepting Applications
From  01/31/2019  To  03/08/2019 

Contact Laura Mateya
Center for Academic and Community Engage
Loudonville   NY   12211
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85914