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Programming AmeriCorps VISTA

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Turning the Page
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Chicago, IL
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Published 27 days ago

We encourage you to apply to become an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Turning the Page, a dynamic organization providing parents in Chicago public schools with critical skills and educational resources to become more active and effective participants in their children’s education.  As we return to in-person programming, Turning the Page’s role in supporting at-home learning, strong parent-teacher relationships, and parent leadership is more important than ever. Our VISTA members this coming year will play an integral role in ensuring that Turning the Page has the capacity to continue to provide this critical service to parents and families in Chicago as they transition back to school and/or continue remote learning.  

 

AmeriCorps*VISTA members at TTP participate in activities across TTP and receive valuable experience learning how nonprofits work. Their year of service will provide VISTA members with new skill-sets leading to a wide variety of career choices. TTP VISTA members have gone on to teach, join the staff of varied non-profits, entered graduate programs, and more.

  • The School Partnership and Parent Engagement VISTAs will support TTP’s parent engagement programs by implementing program evaluation and analysis, managing recruitment/marketing efforts, serve as a parent partner in classrooms at partner school(s), and work with parent leadership teams at those schools. 
  • The Digital Content & Community Engagement VISTA will build TTP’s online parent engagement and partnering programs by coordinating the Digital Hub virtual resource platform, creating/disseminating event flyers and marketing material, and support TTP team in utilizing data to inform growth and improvement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Interest in early education/social services/community development
  • Strong technological skills and ability to learn and manipulate new online platforms quickly
  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple tasks 
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Strong cultural competence  
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to work evenings and occasional weekends as needed
  • Commitment to ending poverty and building opportunities for under-served communities 
  • Willingness and ability to work remotely as needed


Benefits:

This job is an AmeriCorps VISTA role, a year-long commitment to serving the community and helping to end poverty. In addition to the stipend and benefits provided by AmeriCorps, TTP provides CTA and partial housing stipends, as well as significant professional development opportunities and support. 


To apply: 

Please submit your application through the AmeriCorps portal: 

  • School Partnership: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=103757
  • Digital Content and Community Engagement: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=103761

Please also send an email indicating interest to Jenn Oswald, Programs Manager, at joswald@turningthepage.org. Additional cover letter is not required.


We encourage you to apply to become an AmeriCorps VISTA member with Turning the Page, a dynamic organization providing parents in Chicago public schools with critical skills and educational resources to become more active and effective…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 14, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Benefits

In addition to the stipend and benefits provided by AmeriCorps, TTP provides CTA and partial housing stipends, as well as significant professional development opportunities and support. 


In addition to the stipend and benefits provided by AmeriCorps, TTP provides CTA and partial housing stipends, as well as significant professional development opportunities…

Location

On-site
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

Applicants must fill out an application on AmeriCorps.gov

Applicants must fill out an application on AmeriCorps.gov

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