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Cities of Service, Experience Matters AmeriCorps VISTA LEADER

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Start Date

September 3, 2019

Application Deadline

August 1, 2019

Salary

Up to $20,000


About Cities of Service

Cities of Service is a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. We help coalition cities tap into the knowledge, creativity, and service of their citizens to help identify and solve critical public problems. Cities of Service supports a coalition of more than 260 cities, representing over 73 million people across the Americas and Europe.


With a data-driven focus on creating measurable results, Cities of Service provides counsel, expert technical assistance, and proven resources to city leaders and their staff. We bring coalition members together to share best practices, expand networks, and deepen relationships. We also design and manage competitive grant programs for cities that leverage our expertise in advising and connecting cities.


About Experience Matters

Cities of Service and its program partner AARP have launched Experience Matters to mobilize volunteers ages 50+ to tackle a driver of poverty related to financial security and youth academic performance. From providing tailored tutoring support to making exterior home improvements, citizen volunteers will be making a difference on poverty and making communities stronger.

Cities of Service awarded each winning city $25,000 to support the efforts of citizen groups and local nonprofits to fight a driver of poverty through home repairs, financial empowerment, youth academic performance, and business start-ups. In addition, two AmeriCorps VISTA members will serve in each winning city’s city hall to build capacity and raise awareness. The program is made possible with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and AARP.


Position Overview

Cities of Service is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader to be based in our New York City office. The VISTA Leader will offer coaching, professional development and technical assistance  to a cohort of 12 AmeriCorps VISTA members and report to a Cities of Service Program Manager.


VISTA Leader responsibilities include:

  • Conduct regular check-in calls with each VISTA member
  • Participate in check-in calls with grantee city leads
  • Foster a community of practice among VISTA members by hosting webinars, developing resources, managing a VISTA Slack workspace, group calls, and periodic in-person engagements
  • Provide project management support around metrics collection, reporting, and planning to grantee cities
  • Manage VISTA administrative record keeping, including PTO, monthly reports, call notes, and other items as needed
  • Share VISTA members’ work with a broader audience through a monthly newsletter, written reports, and other mediums
  • Provide tools, techniques, and guidance to enhance VISTA project stability and sustainability
  • Support the recruitment and orientation of highly qualified VISTAs as needed
  • Make recommendations to improve and develop Experience Matters program systems and processes

Cities of Service Experience Matters AmeriCorps VISTA Leader’s term of service begins on  September 3, 2019. The VISTA Leader will support two AmeriCorps VISTAs in each of the following cities:


  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Columbia, SC
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Tulsa, OK


To learn about what some of our previous AmeriCorps VISTA members have learned during their year of service and what they are doing now, check out some of our AmeriCorps VISTA member profiles on the Cities of Service website.


Duration and Compensation

This is a one-year, full-time AmeriCorps VISTA commitment commencing on September 3, 2019. A living stipend is provided and an additional end-of-service award is provided contingent on successful completion of the service year. Relocation assistance is provided if needed.


Qualifications

  • Must have completed at least 1 year of full-time service prior (AmeriCorps or Peace Corps)
  • Some college preferred
  • Experience working in community engagement preferred
  • Although not required, individuals ages 50+ are encouraged to apply

About Cities of Service

Cities of Service is a nonprofit organization that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together. We help coalition cities tap into the knowledge, creativity…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement

Benefits

End of Service Benefit. Your choice of: Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($5921) or cash stipend ($1,800). Awarded at the completion of a full 12-month service term. 

End of Service Benefit. Your choice of: Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($5921) or cash stipend ($1,800). Awarded at the completion of a full 12-month service term. 

Location

120 Park Ave., New York, NY 10165
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