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AmeriCorps VISTA in the Piedmont (VIP) Team Member

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United Way of the Piedmont
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Spartanburg, SC
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Published 2 months ago

Summary:  

United Way of the Piedmont in Upstate South Carolina is looking for 20 high-impact, results-driven candidates to lead the way in our collective impact approach to alleviating poverty. Join our dynamic team to be part of grassroots change in Spartanburg, Cherokee, & Union Counties increasing access to behavioral healthcare and increasing financial stability.  

 

AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time in an area nonprofit agency and spend 10% of their time working collaboratively to address community-wide issues. 

  

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates, retirees, career-changers, or anyone who is interested in starting a career in the nonprofit field. 

 

Minimum Job Requirements: 

To qualify for this position, an individual must meet the following minimum requirements: 

  • High school diploma / GED with one year of professional experience or commensurate educational experience; 
  • Effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills; 
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds; 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; 
  • Basic organizational skills; 
  • Ability to work independently; 
  • Willingness to learn new skills; and 
  • Ability to read, write, understand, and speak English fluently. 

 

Job Responsibilities: 

The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will be responsible for increasing the capacity of an area nonprofit organization to provide behavioral health and financial stability services through the following activities: 

  • Grant writing and fund development 
  • Volunteer recruitment and training 
  • Marketing and communications 
  • Program assessment, development, and implementation 
  • Data collection, research, and analysis 
  • Community outreach and engagement 

 

In addition to these site-specific responsibilities, the AmeriCorps VISTA Member also spends 10% of their work time at United Way of the Piedmont on the following activities: 

  • On-Site Orientation and Training 
  • Professional development seminars 
  • MLK Day of Service planning committee 
  • Community Projects – in collaboration with either the Behavioral Health Taskforce or the Financial Stability Taskforce, the AmeriCorps VISTA Members will work in teams to address community-wide issues, conducting research, developing program materials, and establishing partnerships. 

 

In addition, the AmeriCorps VISTA Member must fulfill the following organizational requirements: 

  • Uphold the mission, vision, and values of the United Way of the Piedmont; 
  • Adhere to all personnel policies and practices outlined in the United Way of the Piedmont’s Employee Handbook;  
  • Keep immediate supervisor informed of all pertinent information related to outlined job responsibilities. 

Benefits of Service: 

  • Nationally recognized pre-service orientation and training provided 
  • Robust professional development opportunities 
  • Skill-building workshops 
  • Leadership and project management skill development 
  • $13,362 annual living stipend 
  • Mileage reimbursement and $750 Settling-in stipend available for relocation in excess of 50 miles 
  • Health coverage available  
  • Child care benefits available  
  • Federal student loan deferral and payment of accrued interest on eligible loans 
  • Access to basic household and personal hygiene supplies through United Way of the Piedmont’s Gifts in Kind Center 
  • Up to $100/month housing stipend 
  • $6,345 education award or $1,800 cash stipend awarded at successful completion of service 
  • Highly discounted YMCA membership 
  • One year of federal Non-Competitive hiring eligibility status upon successful completion of service term 


Summary:  

United Way of the Piedmont in Upstate South Carolina is looking for 20 high-impact, results-driven candidates to lead the way in our collective impact approach to alleviating poverty. Join our dynamic team to be part of grassroots…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Spartanburg, SC, USA

How to Apply

Please see our website www.vistasinthepiedmont.org for information on the application process.

Please see our website www.vistasinthepiedmont.org for information on the application process.

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