This AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA) position is sponsored by the County of Hawai‘i's Department of Research and Development (R&D). R&D informs planning, policy, and programmatic decision-making with data-driven research and collaborates in the development and funding of initiatives seeking environmental, community, and economic sustainability. The County of Hawai‘i is one of four counties in the State of Hawai‘i. It encompasses the Island of Hawai‘i which is very rural with a relatively small population of 200,000. This VISTA position will be headquartered in R&D’s East Hawai‘i office in Hilo which overlooks Hilo Bay on the windward side of the island. R&D VISTA members are part of a team that is enhancing the community’s capacity to collaboratively tackle complex challenges like climate change, energy, equitable mobility, food systems, housing affordability, disaster recovery and resilience, and economic recovery. The work requires a positive attitude, self-motivation, independence, organization, computer and communication skills, flexibility, creativity, curiosity, humility, and the ability to work effectively with people from a wide diversity of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds and experiences. The VISTA assignment is gratifying work that improves the lives of our island’s most vulnerable residents and the VISTA member will develop the ability to work across government and community networks to engage community around wicked problems.
This is a Volunteer position with a bi-weekly living allowance of $641.20.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will provide technical assistance to a work group of specialists and early childhood providers to rebuild the economic infrastructure needed restore and expand services. The VISTA member will also be part of a team that develops funding strategies and supports community, private, and public partners to meet the goals established by the work group.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage*, Living Allowance, Training, Relocation Allowance, Housing Stipend.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours.
Service Areas : Community Outreach, Neighborhood Revitalization, Technology, Environment, Community and Economic Development, Entrepreneur/Business.
Skills : Teaching/Tutoring , Computers/Technology, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Social Services, Youth Development, Education, Communications, Recruitment, Public Speaking, Team Work, Business/Entrepreneur, Non-Profit Management, Urban Planning, Environment, Community Organization, Public Health, General Skills, Leadership, Writing/Editing, Disaster Services .
Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
Program: Early Childhood Capacity Building VISTA
Program Start/End Date: 08/01/2022 - 07/31/2023
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education level: College graduate
Age Requirement: Minimum: 21 Maximum: None
Program Locations: HAWAII
Accepting Applications: From 06/01/2022 To 06/22/2022
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This AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service to America (VISTA) position is sponsored by the County of Hawai‘i's Department of Research and Development (R&D). R&D informs planning, policy, and programmatic decision-making with data-driven…