Leadership

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 31 December 2017

    The VISTA Leader will work to assist the HFH-WI state support organization's management of their AmeriCorps VISTA Program. You will work with the VISTA program director and co-VISTA Leader to support about 20 team members placed at ten (or so) Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Activities include recruiting quality VISTAs, planning and conducting member trainings (both online and in-person), coordinating professional development opportunities, conducting monthly check-ins and providing assistance to members on reviewing goals and assessing progress.

    Location

    420 S 1st St
    #6
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 October 2017

     

    Background

    Location

    Richmond, VA 23220
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 28 September 2017

    Life-saving antibiotics are too important to squander, but that is exactly what is happening due to the overuse of these drugs. One of the biggest culprits? Factory farms that routinely administer antibiotics to livestock even when the animals are not sick.

    We’re convincing major restaurant chains to buy meat from farms that do not misuse antibiotics. It’s working, but we need change to happen faster.

    Location

    Chicago, IL 60661
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 September 2017

    SolarCorps Program Assistant

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    Location

    1171 Ocean Ave
    #200
    Oakland, CA 94608
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 25 August 2017

    Environment America runs campaigns to tackle global warming, stop fracking and protect the places we love. And we’re hiring.

    Right now, we’re hiring entry-level staff looking to kick start their career in environmental action and advocacy through our fellowship program and for people to help run our digital campaigns.

    We take pride in being strategic and disciplined—and in hiring a team with the grit it takes to get things done.

    Location

    Washington, D.C, DC 20003
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 22 August 2017

    Due to the residential nature of our camps, our hiring needs are for male applicants at this time . Female applicants are welcome to apply to any of our programs nationwide, however spaces are limited.

     

    The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) is looking for male Counselors to join the team for their academic enrichment program located at a number of our campuses across the U.S. (UCLA, Yale, UChicago, Princeton etc).

     

    Location

    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    Yes
  • Alumni story
    Marisa Thomas 2012 2012 Tallahassee

    After learning about AmeriCorps in 2011 and completing two terms of service through State/National, I had the opportunity to become a Summer VISTA through Florida State University's Youth Programs at the Center for Leadership and Social Change. My Summer VISTA experience included coordinating speakers and community outreach presentations for a neighborhood summer youth program. The skills, knowledge and hindsight that I learned as a team member has been very influential in how I communicate with others on a professional and personal basis. An unforgettable highlight was when I was invited to attend the White House briefing for AmeriCorps Alums at the close of my Summer VISTA term. I highly recommend to individuals who are seeking to learn more about Americorps and/or able to only fulfill a short service term to apply for a nearby Summer VISTA position!

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 31 August 2017

    Are you up for the challenge of making a difference?

    Foreign Links Around the Globe (FLAG) is a U.S.-based, nonprofit, international student exchange organization. The FLAG team’s mission is providing high-quality international exchange experiences that transform the lives of high school students, American families, and communities. FLAG is seeking enthusiastic, persistent individuals to serve as Local Coordinators.

    Responsibilities include:

    Location

    Portage, MI 49002
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Alumni story
    Ericc :) Powell 2006 2007 Bristol, RI

    The Hokie Pokie says, "Your put your whole self in, you put your whole self out, you put your whole self in and you shake it all about...you do the hokie pokie and you turn yourself around, that's what it's all about!"  That is the VISTA Program.  You commit to a year of putting yourself in a community.  While you are there, you shake off your pre-conceptions, your judgements, and you share your knowledge, skills, and expertise with the community, serving with (not for) them.  At the end of your VISTA year, you leave behind valuable resources, information, tools, transitional materials, and you put yourself out of the community in terms of having left a legacy for them to build upon and grow.  As you leave, you know that you did your part to helping the community turn itself around.  And, "that's what it's all about!"

    Though I served not far from where I went to college, I did not know much about my community except for its afluence.  I decided to live two miles from my service site so I could be in the community.  Though I had a car, I decided it was more cost-effective, healthy, and fun to walk or ride my bike to service.  I am a people-person adn spent time getting to know other people at my service site, along with integrating myself into the community as my VAD talked about improving existing and expanding to new partnerships within the community.

    My first two months were rough, because I have always been a direct service person, and VISTAs do not do direct service but rather capacity-building.  How was I to succeed and finish out a position that I barely made it through two months doing things I did not want to do?  I will tell you how.  Thinking that the problem with the entire situation was not the VISTA Program.  The problem was not my service site.  Nor was it my supervisor.  The issue was not my VAD.  It was me.  When problems exist, first ask yourself, did I do something wrong or is there something I could have done differently?  If so, how could I have fixed it and how can I fix it?  Simple...make action steps and accomplish them.  I had to talk to my supervisor to tell her about my challenges.  That made all of the difference.  She understood and we were able to work together such that my year was extremely successful and meaningful and one of the greatest experiences I have had.

    At the time of my challenges, I used the phrase, "I'd better shape up or ship out" and I knew that for me, shipping out was not an option.  I committed to a year of service and the service site was expecting that as well.  I would do whatever I could to make sure to improve upon my situation and did.  It is common for people to have challenges, difficulties, and periods of disappointment.  But what is important is how you evaluate those times and what you do about them.  Take the time to really reflect on what happened, and spend time working to make a difference!

    VISTA service is amazing, and you are amazing as a VISTA!

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 May 2016

    The position of AmeriCorps VISTA Leader offers many opportunities to VISTA alumni who are looking for a new challenge. Kansas has three VISTA Leader positions open to applicants in summer 2015.

    Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas

    VISTA Project Description: Benefit over 300 low-income, minority students and their families served through the College, Catholic Charities, Bethel Neighborhood Center, El Centro, Inc., and the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools.

    Leader Service Dates: 7/24/2015 - 7/23/2016

    Location

    Kansas City, Wichita, KS 0000
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No

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