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VYT - Northeast Kingdom Collaborative VISTA

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PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org

SITE: Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) through coordinated economic and community development. Our programs seek to break the cycle of poverty through increasing access to resources, leadership development, connections and career opportunities in NEK communities. The NEK is the most rural and economically distressed region in Vermont. The VISTA increases our organization's capacity for outreach and promotion of services and resources that help families and individuals move out of poverty. VISTA member's service will focus on NEK Strong which connects individuals, families, and communities to the resources they need to thrive. COVID-19: The pandemic highlighted the existing inequities within our NEK communities: underfunded schools, lack of affordable housing, and lack of broadband access and other infrastructure. Resources are available; however, many aren’t aware of them, don’t believe they are eligible, or struggle to navigate the process. The VISTA adds capacity by implementing strategies in the NEK Recovery Action Plan; expanding broadband access, affordable housing options, equitable education services, business support and community vitality initiatives in our region. Location: Craftsbury, VT

The VYT-NEK Communications & Resource Coordination VISTA develops management systems for NEK Strong, a region-wide resource hub, including: website maintenance, digital and print marketing, outreach to service providers and service receivers, regular e-newsletters, and list development. The VISTA also builds the capacity of the NEK Collaborative: primary website maintenance, grant and report writing, and other fundraising activities. Minimum age: 18. Travel: reliable private transportation for occasional travel in NEK and to Montpelier for monthly VISTA training.

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

Education level: High school diploma/GED

PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental…

Details at a Glance

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

Location

On-site

Northeast Kingdom Collaborative

Craftsbury, VT, USA

How to Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references.

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