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Houston Adult Literacy VISTA Leader

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Houston Adult Literacy VISTA Leader

1 in 5 Houston adults is considered illiterate, experiencing hardship completing tasks such as filling out a job application. The goal of the Houston Adult Literacy VISTA Project is to build the capacity of adult education and literacy organizations, which support Houston’s low income-low literacy adult learners to help them obtain the skills they need to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of lives.

As a VISTA Leader, you will serve at The Alliance, a leading nonprofit organization comprised of an amazing team that hail from 26 countries and speak over 20 languages. The Alliance welcomes and empowers refugees, immigrants, and underserved residents who face financial, educational, health, language, or cultural barriers to realizing their dreams. To help clients overcome those barriers, The Alliance provides holistic services including youth empowerment, intensive case management, adult education, workforce training and development, and financial coaching.

VISTA Leader Duties:

Take this opportunity to mentor, train, and lead a team of VISTA members. As a VISTA Leader, you will implement best practices for VISTA member outreach, recruitment, engagement, and retention as well as programmatic support. The VISTA Leader will also assist with ongoing program monitoring and reporting, working to identify and coordinate professional development opportunities, trainings, and resources for VISTAs, as well as develop and implement plans to increase awareness for the Houston Adult Literacy Program through marketing and social media content.

Work Schedule: Full Time

Program Benefits:

·     Choice of Education Award or End of Service Award upon successful completion of service

·     Relocation Allowance if you qualify

·     Health Coverage

·     Living Allowance

·     Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans

·     Child Care benefits if you qualify

·     Noncompetitive eligibility status for federal employment for one year after successful completion

·     Professional Training

·     Permits attendance at school during off hours

·     Permits working at another job during off hours  

For details about AmeriCorps benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits



Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens or is a person residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Applicants must be at least 18 or older and have a bachelor’s degree.  

Required Qualifications:

The applicant must be eligible to become an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader. The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader position is open to members who have successfully completed at least one year of full-time service with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. 

Preferred Qualifications:

·     Ability to work well collaboratively with a team

·     Attention to detail

·     Good organization and time management skills

·     Ability to handle multiple projects at once 

·     Effective oral and written communication skills 

·     Experience with or interest in serving multicultural community members

·     demonstrates exemplary skills and leadership in community service may become a VISTA Leader

·     ability to effectively provide guidance, support, and feedback to others

·     Experience in event planning or volunteer management

·     Basic computer skills required, including proficiency in Google suite

·     Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Do not apply through this platform. Please apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=100017


This application checklist will help you collect all the information you need to apply.

For more information, email AmeriCorps@TheAllianceTX.org

1 in 5 Houston adults is considered illiterate, experiencing hardship completing tasks such as filling out a job application. The goal of the Houston Adult Literacy VISTA Project is to build the capacity of adult education and literacy…

Details at a Glance

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

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Houston, TX
Associated Location
Houston, TX, USA

How to Apply

Do not apply through this platform. Please apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=100017


This application checklist will help you collect all the information you need to apply.

For more information, email AmeriCorps@TheAllianceTX.org

Do not apply through this platform. Please apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=100017


This application checklist will help…

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