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Recruitment and Retention VISTA (1 year service position)

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Literations
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Boston, MA
New
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Published 9 days ago

Literations improves the literacy skills of young children through grade three by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches in our partner schools and after-school programs. We serve communities where opportunity gaps exist to ensure all students have the resources to become strong readers, develop confidence, and unleash their potential in the classroom and beyond. Our highly-effective programming annually serves thousands of children in the Greater Boston area. Literations is an affiliate of AARP Foundation Experience Corps, a national leader in engaging older adult tutors to improve K-3 student literacy.

The Recruit and Retention VISTA will expand program capacity to recruit and support senior volunteers, increase the number of volunteer tutors at schools and after school youth organizations and retain their service for a more positive volunteer experience to attract more recruits. Review recent planning activities and reports. Research other best practices. Update descriptions, trainings and registration packets. Join information sessions. Create a recruitment base knowledgeable and reflective of the community being served. Track prospects, interview, onboard volunteers and orient to the program. Engage with volunteers and community members by planning recognition events and hosting other interactions that honors those engaged in and impacted by volunteer service. Document experiences to change and/or enhance current programs and methods of connection with volunteers. Create a vibrant effective communication system. Market the program to attract recruits.

About AmeriCorps VISTA: AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions. Learn more by visiting the AmeriCorps website.

Literations improves the literacy skills of young children through grade three by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches in our partner schools and after-school programs. We serve communities…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    October 15, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required

Benefits

Position benefits include health coverage, rent assistance, monthly public transit pass, and the option of an end-of-service stipend or education allowance.

Further details about the benefits of service can be found at http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

Position benefits include health coverage, rent assistance, monthly public transit pass, and the option of an end-of-service stipend or education allowance.

Further details…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluent in English

Speaking proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole a plus

Fluent in English

Speaking proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole a plus

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, United States

How to Apply

First, please visit our Recruitment and Retention VISTA position posting, on the AmeriCorps portal, and complete the application located via the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of the listing. Applications MUST be submitted before August 20th.

Second, submit your resume and a cover letter (Why are you interested in applying?) to employment@literations.org. Please submit documents in original format and not in .pdf.

First, please visit our Recruitment and Retention VISTA position posting, on the AmeriCorps portal, and complete the application located via the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of…

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