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AmeriCorps Summer VISTA: Youth and Family Programs at Urban League

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AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBER BENEFITS: 

  • A living allowance of $2,168.88, roughly $500 every two weeks (for Oregon VISTAs serving outside of Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties)
  • An education award of $1252.91 or cash stipend of a lesser amount upon successful completion of service
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums

SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: Two (2) temporary Summer VISTAS for 40 hr/week for an eight Week durations (beginning June 21, 2021) 

SCOPE: The Youth and Family Programs Summer VISTAS provides support to the Urban League of Portland’s Youth and Family Services Programs and create/facilitate group sessions for youth and young adults  The VISTAS work collaboratively with Youth and Family Programs staff to create, implement and support a youth led project focused on combating food insecurities and developing entrepreneurship skills. The project will recruit youth and young adults and will run full time throughout summer 2021. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicate with community partners, food resources and applicable businesses. 
  • Create and present program information for use on Urban League website and social media
  • Coordinate with youth on the day-to-day activities of the project
  • Schedule activities, facilities and volunteers as required 
  • Develop and present culturally specific virtual activities and trainings specific to entrepreneurship 
  • Connect with the community to encourage local youth to enroll and participate in program
  • Support recruitment efforts for youth participants as needed
  • Track and record enrollment, attendance and other project specific information 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the Urban League and the dynamics of social change.
  • Experience in curriculum development and presentation.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites with an emphasis on Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook programs, required. Experience using HMIS (service point) and Apricot is preferred
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, problem prevention, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others and support the goals and mission of the Urban League of Portland
  • Good written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively and project a professional image when giving and taking information in writing, in person, and over the phone.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must 18 years and older
  • Must have high school diploma or G.E.D. 
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to serving Black youth. 
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Able to serve full-time for the 8-week program 
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check
  • Must have experience or a strong desire to provide culturally specific programming
  • Ability to work and interact positively with co-instructors, volunteers, staff and local partnering 
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; good time-management, problem prevention, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Creative, result-oriented, self-starting, willing to learn, and able to manage multiple ongoing projects.


AMERICORPS VISTA MEMBER BENEFITS: 

  • A living allowance of $2,168.88, roughly $500 every two weeks (for Oregon VISTAs serving outside of Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties)
  • An education award of $1252.91 or cash stipend…

Details at a Glance

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

Location

On-site

Campus Compact of Oregon, Host Site Urban League

620 SW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

How to Apply

We are currently recruiting for Summer VISTA 2021 positions:

  • Fill out the 2021 Summer VISTA interest survey. Let us know in the interest survey which host sites you are most interested in serving with during the summer. 
  • Email your resume to serve@oregoncampuscompact.org & summervista@oregoncampuscompact.org 
  • If you haven't already, create a my.americorps.gov account and complete an application. Once complete, submit it to the 2021 Summer VISTA listing. If you need more detailed instructions about this step, view a My.AmeriCorps FAQ here and don't hesitate to call us.
  • Complete the interview process. This will involve a screening interview of 30-40 minute interview with a Campus Compact team member. Then, if you are moved forward in the process a 30 minute interview with each site supervisor at the specific host.
  • Campus Compact will contact you to offer you a position if you are selected. We'll call to offer the position, once accepted, we'll then send you an offer email. 
  • Then, Log into your my.americorps.gov account and accept the position in this system. (Again, view the My AmeriCorps FAQ if you need help) and don't hesitate to reach out to us. 
  • THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS, IN ITS ENTIRETY, MUST BE COMPLETED BY MAY 17th 2021

We are currently recruiting for Summer VISTA 2021 positions:

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