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Campus Compact VISTA - James Madison University, VA
The goal of this VISTA project is to enhance overall community capacity to address food insecurity by strengthening an inter-organizational collaborative network, enhancing existing programs’ integrity and reach, and building infrastructure to pilot food programs in regional public schools in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $472.22 in Rockingham County, VA. In addition to the benefits listed, JMU will provide the following: fitness center pass, public transportation pass, conference attendance and professional development opportunities. The AmeriCorps VISTA serving at JMU will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps. Serving as a part of the Campus Compact VISTA corps provides VISTAs the chance to connect with corps members throughout multiple states, to create a network of support, and to share resources. Campus Compact supports the professional and personal growth of VISTA members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings throughout their service year. If you would like to learn more about serving with Campus Compact VISTA, please email our VISTA Leaders at or give us a call at 617-553-5536.
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Member Duties : With partners on and off-campus, the VISTA will build on existing local research to enhance community efforts to address food insecurity in Harrisonburg and the surrounding community. This position will contribute to the success of campus and community-wide efforts by building and strengthening relationships and communication with community and campus partners. This will include convening stakeholders, providing support and coordination assistance to the Neighborhood Food Market & Taste Testing Programs, and planning, coordinating, and facilitating community meetings. The VISTA will also assist with the development and implementation of evaluation and assessment tools, and collecting and compiling data. Finally, the VISTA will participate in the Rockingham Food Task Force as well as other consortiums addressing food insecurity to propose and expand food programs in public schools and the community and research funding opportunities and other resources to ensure program sustainability.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Public transit pass ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Education . 
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Campus Compact VISTA - James Madison University, VA

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2019  To  07/03/2020 

Contact Jamie Williams
MSC 101
Harrisonburg   VA   22807

Listing ID 88177