Development and Social Media VISTA - Paid



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End Date


Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


The Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT), a grassroots collection of community members striving to empower youth and prevent substance abuse in Bennington County, is looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to serve as the Development and Social Media VISTA.

The VISTA will serve closely with the ACT Program Coordinator and Executive Committee to maintain current and generate new funding streams for ACT as well as develop and implement a social media and community outreach plan to bolster community engagement. The Development and Social Media VISTA should demonstrate strong writing skills, an interest in civic engagement, and a flair for social media.


  • Assist Program Coordinator with reporting, tracking, and management of $500k Drug Free Communities Grant (Federal grant)
  • Create and maintain database of potential grant opportunities
  • Research, write and edit grant proposals
  • Develop social media campaign to increase engagement and reach
  • Attend coalition meetings


  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Zeal for research
  • Knack for organization and planning
  • Collaborative, self-starting, problem solver
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred but not required
  • No prior grant writing skills necessary
  • Website design/management a plus

AmeriCorps VISTA is a service year program dedicated to building the capacity of organizations that alleviate poverty and work with vulnerable and low-income populations in their community. The service year gives passionate individuals an opportunity to build their professional skills while making a tangible impact on the community. VISTA is a yaer-long, full-time commitment (August '17 - August '18) with multiple benefits:

  • $1,000 monthly stipend
  • $100 monthly rental assistance
  • $5k - $6k Segal Education Award (education scholarship that can be used to pay existing student loans)
  • Travel and moving reimbursement
  • Childcare stipend


Stipend Provided

Training Provided

We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Michelle Marrocco, ACT Program Coordinator at AND apply through the AmeriCorps Portal found HERE.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the position, please contact Michelle Marrocco at the Alliance for Community Transformations at