Voluntariado
Publicado há 2 meses

Outreach and Recruitment VISTA Leader

Virtual, Voluntários precisam estar em Estados Unidos

Detalhes

Data de Início:
26 de agosto de 2024
00:00 GMT-4
Data de término:
18 de agosto de 2025
23:59 GMT-4
Agendar:Dias da semana
Comprometimento de Tempo:Tempo integral (mais de 30 horas por semana)
Recorrência:Recorrente
Participação:
Acesso a Cadeirante

Descrição

Community Outreach & Recruitment VISTA Leader

with Hunger Free America's National AmeriCorps VISTA Program 


Application deadline: Monday, July 15th by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone 

Start Date: Monday, August 12th or Monday, August 26th  

Reports to: Erika Hernandez Burke, Program Manager of HFA’s National AmeriCorps VISTA Program  

Location: Must be located within a reasonable commutable distance of either Hunger Free America’s Financial District office (50 Broad, New York, NY 10004) or Bronx office (938 Sheridan Ave, Bronx, NY 10451). 

Opportunity Type: Service opportunity with primarily virtual work and occasional in-person events. Full-Time (35-hour week) for a 1-year commitment. 

 

About Hunger Free America 

Hunger Free America is a nonpartisan, national nonprofit group working to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. 

We are both a direct service and advocacy organization — with each component strengthening the other. As a direct service provider, we assist low-income families obtain aid from government programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — formerly called the Food Stamp program — and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) so that people struggling to pay their bills have access to nutritious food. 

HFA is one of the nation's most effective advocates for improved economic and public policies with our staff working daily on the front lines of hunger, empowering low-income people to speak out on their own behalf, and connecting families nationwide with private food resources. 

 

About HFA’s National AmeriCorps VISTA Program 

Hunger Free America sponsors two AmeriCorps national service programs, a year-long program, and a Summer Associate program, both of which enable participants to serve the country while fighting hunger.  

 

About the VISTA Leader Role: 

The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader role is open to members who have completed at least one year of full-time service with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. VISTA Leaders work closely with the Program Director and Manager to build the capacity of our service members and the program as a whole. VISTA Leaders demonstrate professionalism and growth during their service and are prepared to advance in responsibilities. 

 

Role Responsibilities:  

VISTA Cohort Management:  

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to a cohort of approximately 10-15 VISTA members to ensure VISTA members are supported and can fulfill their program responsibilities.  
  • Conduct monthly check-ins and communicate periodic project requirements and reminders to your VISTA cohort via email and/or telephone calls.  
  • Understand and monitor scope and progress of each member’s Volunteer Assignment Description (VAD) in your cohort.  

Outreach and Marketing:  

  • Create and distribute printed and digital outreach and educational materials on HFA's National AmeriCorps VISTA Program service opportunities for various audiences and platforms.  
  • Solicit and engage local and national colleges, universities, trade schools, and community organizations, and attend in-person tabling and community events to educate prospective members on service opportunities and benefits.  

Recruitment:  

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of member recruitment initiatives and build and maintain database systems. 
  • Review potential VISTA member applications, conduct interviews, connect candidates with partner sites, and provide technical assistance throughout the recruitment process.  
  • Support the onboarding and offboarding process for starting service including training, communications, and technical assistance with fellow VISTA Leaders.  

Special Projects: 

  • Work collaboratively with the Training Specialist VISTA Leader and the Member Engagement Specialist VISTA Leader on trainings and member engagement initiatives when needed.  
  • Promote the accomplishments and growth of current VISTA members in service and the careers of VISTA Alumni on social media and HFA's website to promote the Alumni Mentorship program. 
  • Craft and propose ad hoc special projects that would benefit VISTA members and the program.  

Stipend/Living Allowance: $31,525/year 

Benefits (learn more about any of the benefits listed below here): 

  • 20 days of paid time off available for either personal or medical reasons 
  • End of Service Award in the form of either the Segal Education Award to the amount of $7,395 or the Cash Award to the amount of $3,000  
  • Healthcare Benefits 
  • Childcare Benefit for qualifying households  
  • Relocation Travel Assistance and Settling-In Allowance if you are moving more than 50 miles from your home to serve 
  • Professional Development and Alumni Network Opportunities 
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility Status for 1 year for federal employment opportunities upon completion of the service term 

Requirements:  

  • Candidate must have completed at least one year of full-time service with AmeriCorps or Peace Corps.  

Qualities of an ideal candidate:  

  • Volunteer management and/or recruitment experience appreciated  
  • Partnership building experience appreciated  
  • Comfort with public speaking and utilizing social media platforms  
  • Experience organizing and/or facilitating trainings appreciated.  
  • Excel and data set management appreciated  
  • Works well in a collaborative environment 
  • Professionalism and clarity in written and verbal communications 

Training:  

VISTA Leaders complete a self-directed virtual orientation which explores the leader role and offers recommendations on effective communication with your AmeriCorps team. 

HFA’s National AmeriCorps VISTA Team will provide training particular to the role under the guidance of the Program Director, Program Manager, Member Engagement and Training Specialist VISTA Leaders.  

Application Instructions:  

Please submit an application with a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and proof of service* from either AmeriCorps or Peace Corps by Monday, July 15th by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone. 

*A note on proof of service. If you are an AmeriCorps alum, please provide the “VISTA Verification of Service” available for download within your myAmeriCorps account under the My Service Letter tab. If you are a Peace Corps alum, please request a Certificate of Service within your RPCV Portal through the Contact Us page. Please indicate if you need the certificate sent to another email other than the one listed on your RPCV account. The request can take up to 10 days to process, so please indicate in your application if you are awaiting your Peace Corps certificate, and include program details (dates, location, and project name).  

Inquiries: Please email with any questions or issues with the application to eburke@hungerfreeamerica.org. 

Hunger Free America is an equal opportunity employer. People of diverse races, sexual orientations, ages, faiths, economic and social backgrounds, genders, physical abilities, and national origins are very strongly encouraged to apply. 

Community Outreach & Recruitment VISTA Leader

with Hunger Free America's National AmeriCorps VISTA Program 


Application deadline: Monday, July 15th by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone 

Start Date: Monday, August 12th or Monday, August 26th…

Localização

Virtual
O voluntário precisa estar em Estados Unidos
Local Associado
50 Broad St, New York, NY 10004, USA

Como se inscrever

Please submit an application with a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and proof of service* from either AmeriCorps or Peace Corps by Monday, July 15th by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone. 

*A note on proof of service. If you are an AmeriCorps alum, please provide the “VISTA Verification of Service” available for download within your myAmeriCorps account under the My Service Letter tab. If you are a Peace Corps alum, please request a Certificate of Service within your RPCV Portal through the Contact Us page. Please indicate if you need the certificate sent to another email other than the one listed on your RPCV account. The request can take up to 10 days to process, so please indicate in your application if you are awaiting your Peace Corps certificate, and include program details (dates, location, and project name).  

Please submit an application with a resume, cover letter, 2 references, and proof of service* from either AmeriCorps or Peace Corps by Monday, July 15th by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone. 

*A…

Illustration

Inscreva-se na Idealist

Inscreva-se para salvar anúncio de voluntariado e assim receber alertas de email toda vez que novas oportunidades forem publicadas.