About 1 in 5 Houston adults is considered illiterate, experiencing difficulty in completing tasks such as filling out job applications. The goal of the Houston Adult Literacy Project is to build the capacity of adult education and literacy organizations in Houston, which support low-income, low literacy adult learners to help them to obtain and grow the skills they need to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. Act against adult illiteracy by serving with The Alliance Refugee Services as a Volunteer Coordinator VISTA. The Alliance is a leading nonprofit comprised of an amazing team that hails from 26 countries and speaks 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. The Alliance’s Refugee Services encompasses a variety of programs that provides a range of domestic services for newly arrived refugees to help them to adjust to their new lives in Houston.
Member Duties: Become a Volunteer Coordinator VISTA and play a vital role in building volunteer capacity to serve the low-income-low literacy adult population by supporting The Alliance's Refugee Services volunteer, mentor, and job coaching programs. In this role, you will have the opportunity to design and implement volunteer recruitment and job coaching programs, launch, and facilitate training initiatives, match and support mentors and mentees, and evaluate the programs. As the Volunteer Coordinator VISTA, you will also assist in developing and maintaining volunteer recruitment and management databases.
Work Schedule: Full Time
· 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
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 high school diploma or GED.
· 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
· Bachelor’s degree
Do not apply through this platform. Please apply online at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=100242
This application checklist will help you collect all the information you need to apply.
For more information, email AmeriCorps@TheAllianceTX.org
About 1 in 5 Houston adults is considered illiterate, experiencing difficulty in completing tasks such as filling out job applications. The goal of the Houston Adult Literacy Project is to build the capacity of adult education and…