2018 City of San Diego DATA VISTA



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Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


1200 Third Avenue
San Diego
United States


The City of San Diego, in partnership with several nonprofit organizations, established a place-based initiative in June 2016. This initiative was created to address the challenges of areas with deep and persistent poverty, while recognizing and leveraging the many assets already in place within the community. Today, the neighborhood you grow up in impacts your odds of graduating high school, whether you are likely to face chronic disease, and your lifelong economic opportunities. The goal of this effort is to ensure that everyone has equal access to opportunity, and that the place you are born does not determine your destiny. The place-based initiative comprises four distinct neighborhoods and includes 19 contiguous census tracts with 77,241 residents and a poverty rate of 39.06%. The area also has a high unemployment rate at 16%, with an even higher youth unemployment rate of 40.1%, compared to the City’s city-wide 2016 rate of 7.5% and 20.5% respectively. On the plus side, the initiative has many partners, a diverse community base, and enjoys close proximity to downtown San Diego. Please join us as we break the cycle of poverty and revitalize these San Diego neighborhoods. 

Member Duties : The VISTA Data Associate will work with the implementation team to advance the goals of the place-based initiative with a focus on data collection and evaluation. Specifically, the VISTA will: (1) Support ongoing data collection efforts across all Promise Zone working groups, (2) Develop the infrastructure and protocols to disseminate information to Promise Zone partners, City leadership, businesses, area non-profits, philanthropic organizations and residents about impact and outcomes, and (3) Create training activities for nonprofit partners around data collection and evaluation. In order to complete the activities above, it is preferred for the VISTA Data Associate to have experience working with Carto, ArcGIS, Tableau, Power BI or other data visualization programs, and knowledge of social science research methods. Must be deadline oriented with the ability to multitask and handle various projects and responsibilities.  

Program Benefits : Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Discounted Bus/Trolley Pass , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* .      *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare  

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .   

Service Areas :

Environment , Housing , Entrepreneur/Business , Children/Youth , Neighborhood Revitalization , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Education , Public Safety , Health .   

Skills :

Education , Non-Profit Management , Leadership , Team Work , Public Speaking , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Computers/Technology , Data Management/Visualization , Social Services , General Skills .        


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How To Apply


Follow the link, create a My AmeriCorps Account, fill out general application, search for listing, and select apply