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City of Fairbanks VISTA Leader
**Prerequisite to serve as VISTA Leader: must have served one full term in AmeriCorps (VISTA, NCCC, State/National) or have served in the Peace Corps.** Unemployment, food insecurity, and homelessness are a few of the many challenges that plague the citizens of interior Alaska. The harsh winters, high cost of living, and limited transportation services further complicate these issues. The City of Fairbanks (CoF) is the intermediary sponsor for 11 VISTA projects. The mission statement is to “efficiently and effectively administer ongoing operations and functions of the borough, advocate for the best interests of the citizens of the borough, protect and defend the interests of the citizens of the borough, facilitate economic growth, and provide community direction and principled leadership.” The VISTA Leader will play a vital role in helping the CoF support current VISTA projects as well as identify and address gaps in services within the Fairbanks area by expanding the reach of the VISTA program to address poverty in interior Alaska. BENEFITS: Monthly living allowance (1,411), relocation ($0..40/mile) and settling in allowance ($750) for relocating members, health benefits, child care assistance, national training with other VISTA leaders, and Education Award ($6,095) or cash stipend ($3000). VISTAs in Fairbanks or further north may also qualify for cold weather gear assistance.
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Member Duties : Live and serve as the City of Fairbanks (CoF) VISTA Leader! The VISTA Leader is vital to the community and is an extremely rewarding position. Interior Alaska’s VISTA program is sponsored by the CoF and housed in the Mayor’s Office. The VISTA Leader will have the opportunity to support upwards of 11 VISTAs serving at organizations throughout the borough. The VISTA Leader will work with the program sponsor and state office to support current VISTA projects and members, collect and compile monthly reports and timesheets, recruit new members and projects, and promote program activities and accomplishments. The VISTA Leader will be responsible for increasing each VISTA project’s effectiveness and sustainability through supporting, mentoring, troubleshooting, mediating and creating and sharing resources when necessary for and with the 10 VISTA members. The VISTA Leader will also be responsible for organizing and coordinating monthly trainings.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

City of Fairbanks VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   06/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/25/2020  To  05/04/2020 

Contact Michael Sanders
800 Cushman St
Fairbanks   AK   99701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87250