United Way of Northern New Jersey Economic Mobility AmeriCorps VISTA (With Stipend)



Start Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


1011 Route 22 West
2nd Fl
New Jersey
United States


United Way of Northern New Jersey (UWNNJ) serves a geographic area of five counties (Sussex, Warren, Somerset, Morris and part of Essex County) including urban, suburban and rural areas. By working with the IRS, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Consumer Federation of America, Corporation for Economic Development, local and state workforce systems, financial institutions, public and nonprofit sector partners, local and national financial stability providers and funders, UWNNJ creates and promotes accessible pathways for financial independence. Individuals become financially stable through: utilization of appropriate income supports, building savings and assets, gaining family sustaining employment, and managing expenses. Specifically our VISTA project is to increase the capacity of our financial stability programs through partnerships, resource development, volunteer engagement, and program expansion. Utilizing our tax preparation program as the gateway, we increase financial literacy, encourage savings and asset development, and link to employment and other services. To be successful and to expand to meet the needs in our community, we have to increase financial and volunteer support which will form the core of this project. The VISTA will be part of a collegial team and will receive support when needed. The team allows much latitude for creativity and independent work. We strive for an open, collaborative work environment with openness to new ideas. We utilize many volunteers whose expertise and leadership are greatly valued. We also have strong partnerships with a variety of organizations.

Member Duties : Our VISTA member will start with orientating himself/herself with our work, then learning the community and our partners. He/she will map our current volunteers and develop strategies to recruit, train, place and retain volunteers in our tax preparation and supportive programs, including our employment work. He/she will support fundraising (grant research, writing and other fundraising) for all aspects of our work. Finally, he/she will work with us on program assessment to improve our financial stability services as well as the expansion and delivery of those services to diverse populations.

 Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Training , Housing , Living Allowance , Stipend , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service .   

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

 Terms : Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .  

Service Areas : Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach . 

Skills : Public Speaking , Team Work , Recruitment , Leadership , Communications , General Skills , Fund raising/Grant Writing . 


  • Stipend Provided