Manchester Community College AmeriCorps VISTA



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Manchester Community College
United States


About Manchester Community College:

Manchester Community college is a public, 2-year institution hosting a VISTA member in Student Retention Services located in the division of Student Affairs. This cross-departmental effort is designed to build MCC’s capacity to keep students who might otherwise stop-out or drop-out on track to achieve their educational and career goals. In year-two, the CCSNE VISTA will help define next steps in the system to identify why students stop-out and how to keep them in school.


  • Data collection and evaluation
  • Serve as liaison between students and campus community
  • Attend committee meetings on and off-campus
  • Work with various college departments to create data collection system
  • Review data and reports


  • 2- or 4- year college degree (background knowledge of data collection software)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to different work environments
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Positive attitude and dedication to collaboration with diverse groups
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Understanding of student development theory and social science research methods
  • Interest in working on a college campus in student affairs


  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,920) or post-service stipend ($1,800) upon successful completion of the program
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment (depending on lender)
  • Relocation assistance (for candidates moving more than 50 miles to serve)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • 10 days of personal leave and 10 days of sick leave
  • Access to professional development opportunities
  • One year of noncompetitive eligibility for federal government positions
  • Child care assistance

Living Allowance will total $13,293.30 for the year


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

  1. Check if you meet these qualifications: College degree (Associate’s or higher); Leadership experience; Strong organization skills; Excellent verbal and written communication; Strong interests in community service, social change, and advancing education
  2. Complete an application on the My AmeriCorps portal and submit it to our listing, “Campus Compact for Southern New England AmeriCorps VISTA.”
  3. Submit your resume, cover letter, and the contact information of two professional references to ccsnevista {at} compact(.)org.
  4. Within a week of submitting your completed application and materials, you’ll be contacted by the CCSNE VISTA recruitment team concerning next steps.
  5. If selected to move forward, you’ll complete a phone interview with two members of the CCSNE recruitment team. This interview is an opportunity for you to get to know our program better and for our team to determine whether you’re a good fit for the 2018-2019 CCSNE corps.
  6. Finally, if accepted to the CCSNE VISTA program, you will be placed at a host site based on your professional skills, interests and regional preference.