Any change to the supervision plan for a VISTA member needs to be navigated proactively to avoid potential pitfalls for the project. If the VISTA’s supervisor is not available to supervise them full-time—perhaps due to a new position within the organization, a leave of absence, or a departure from the organization—it is critical that the supervisor communicate with the project director about the impending change. The project director should work with the supervisor to identify a new or interim supervisor and train that individual on VISTA and their responsibilities. The project director can also provide extra support to the VISTA members during the transition to ensure they continue to receive effective supervision.
All changes to the project director or supervisor roles should be communicated to the CNCS State Office as early as possible for support through that transition.