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VYT - Middlebury College CCE Mentoring and Outreach 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: The Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement (CCE) prepares students for lives of meaning and impact through service, scholarship, and citizenship. Our programs work to strengthen communities and contribute to the public good. Interested in advancing social justice through youth development? We seek a motivated, organized, and compassionate individual for a one-year VISTA position at Middlebury College. The VISTA collaborates closely with the CCE team and coordinates and advises several mentoring and tutoring youth-focused, college student-led initiatives. The VISTA builds capacity in programs and community partnerships that help children, primarily from low-income backgrounds in Addison County, thrive. The VISTA also builds capacity around college-positive volunteerism and first-generation college student access and success by supporting communication initiatives that share community-based opportunities with the campus community. In addition to monthly professional development through VYT, the VISTA member has the opportunity to participate in staff meetings and other on-campus workshops and events to build relevant professional skills. The VISTA member also is supported to participate in Mentor Vermont workshops and symposiums. Locally, youth and families have increased financial, health, and educational stressors due to COVID-19. The VISTA actively supports efforts in developing and implementing our community’s goals for COVID-19 recovery. Located in Middlebury, VT

The VYT-Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement Mentoring & Outreach VISTA serves with a collaborative team to advise programs that support low-income youth with mentoring, tutoring, college access, nutrition and literacy education, and college-positive volunteerism. The VISTA helps implement best practices for volunteer recruitment, management, and training, adopt anti-racist diversity and inclusion practices, plan effective events, apply sustainable organizational structures, and deepen collaborations with valued campus and community partners. The VISTA also supports outreach initiatives to increase awareness of and involvement in community-connected learning and service opportunities for youth development, COVID-19 recovery, and poverty alleviation. Private transportation recommended for travel to monthly VISTA training in Montpelier. Housing stipend.

Benefits:

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

Education level: College graduate

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

Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement

Middlebury, VT 05753, USA

How to Apply

Send resume, cover letter, & contact information for 2 references.

Send resume, cover letter, & contact information for 2 references.

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