Job Title: Community Engagement VISTA - Spartanburg Academic
Dates: 8/2/2021 - 8/01/2022
Work Schedule - Full Time
Education: Some College
Age Requirement - 18 Years or older
This position is part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP)
program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As an AmeriCorps
VISTA at the Spartanburg Academic Movement, you will create and
implement social media engagement with partners, as well as develop
training opportunities for Out of School Time (OST) Collaborative
providers to support continuous improvement and racial equity. You
will also enhance youth engagement at SAM by capturing youth voice
to help inform SAM initiatives and decision-making by individuals
being impacted. In addition, you will strengthen implementation of
SAM's Summer Melt program, an initiative to decrease the number of
high school graduates who intend to enroll in college but are at
risk of "melting" (or not enrolling) their college freshman year.
Students will be matched with volunteer coaches who will help
students navigate their transition to college, creating a pathway
for upward economic mobility. The VIP program offers a unique
approach to VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each
week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in
the community to research and implement community-wide solutions
focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or
increasing financial stability. Benefits include: monthly housing
stipend, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing
referrals, household & personal care supplies provided through the
Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development,
reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym
membership, professional mentoring, and more!
Member Duties : The VISTA will help support the upward economic
mobility of children and families across Spartanburg County by
strengthening academic and life success. This will be accomplished
by building competencies of youth-serving providers and volunteers
providing direct support to children and youth. The AmeriCorps
VISTA member will engage out of school time partners through social
media, expand professional development opportunities, and recruit
and train volunteers to support SAM's post-secondary strategies.
These activities will support SAM's pursuit to close equity gaps
throughout SAM's academic outcomes from cradle to career.
Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend ,
Training , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Choice of
Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Housing stipend, gym
discount, prof dev , Living Allowance .
For Information on Benefits visit: https://www.vistasinthepiedmont.org/program-benefits.html
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car
recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Neighborhood Revitalization , Entrepreneur/Business , Community
Outreach , Children/Youth , Education , Community and Economic
Development , Technology .
Team Work , Business/Entrepreneur , Education , General Skills ,
Teaching/Tutoring , Leadership , Law , Non-Profit Management , Fund
raising/Grant Writing , Conflict Resolution , Communications ,
Social Services , Community Organization , Youth Development ,
Public Speaking , Public Health , Recruitment , Counseling ,
Computers/Technology , Urban Planning , Writing/Editing .
Reference job title and apply to: VISTA@uwpiedmont.org