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SMC VISTA - Community Action Partnership of Sonoma & SSU
 
 
 
The Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) AmeriCorps VISTA Program aims to strengthen partnerships between higher education and nonprofit agencies in an effort to alleviate poverty and create positive social change. We host a multi-campus program in which a cohort of VISTA Members serve at nonprofit agencies and partnering higher education institutions. Our VISTAs endeavor to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of nonprofit agencies that provide education services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities, in part by leveraging resources from higher education institutions. As a VISTA in our program, you will serve 4 days per week at a nonprofit agency and 1 day per week at a partnering higher education institution. You will be connected with a cohort of VISTAs as well as a network of our program alumni. Your specific responsibilities at each service site are unique, but all of our VISTA assignments have three focus areas: (1) Capacity Building - Reinforce the long-term efficacy and/or efficiency of the nonprofit/public agency with a specific sustainable project that should continue to benefit the agency after VISTA service. See below for more information on this specific project. (2) Campus Liaison - Support and coordinate partnerships between the nonprofit agency and higher education institution. (3) Volunteer Infrastructure - Strengthen volunteer management infrastructure at the nonprofit organization agency and/or higher education institution. Please visit our website for more information: stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA
 
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Please note:
This listing is currently not accepting applications.


Member Duties : (1) Collaborate with community partners to create systems and guidelines for the development and implementation of a financial literacy component of a pilot program being implemented by CAP Sonoma. This includes research, program development, staff/volunteer training and program implementation of a system designed to reduce costs of services and increase resources available to families. (2) Inventory current interagency partnerships; build relationships between faculty/staff; identify and facilitate potential new academic and co-curricular partnerships. (3) Identify and address gaps between current agency practices and best practices in volunteer management; maximize use of a volunteer database for recruitment and tracking.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  $500 phone bill reimbursement ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Disaster Relief ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SMC VISTA - Community Action Partnership of Sonoma & SSU

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2019  To  08/16/2019 

Contact William Besson
1928 Saint Marys Rd
Moraga   CA   94575
925-631-8544
wtb5@stmarys-ca.edu
stmarys-ca.edu/VISTA
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88781


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