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  • Job posting
    Closing date: 12 October 2017

    About Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is the largest Girl Scout Council in the country. It provides girls in grades K-12 with opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, and discover the power of girls together. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.

     

    An Excellent Opportunity

    Location

    2670 Crain Highway, Suite 101
    Waldorf, MD 20601
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • 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: 28 September 2017

    The TPIN Boston Office Manager oversees the management of the Boston office and digital systems for over a dozen organizations that are members of The Public Interest Network.

    Location

    Boston, MA 02108
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 19 September 2017

    The Public Interest Network is looking for a dedicated staffer to support our IT systems, improve TPIN user experience, and help shape the direction of future IT projects. The IT Operations Administrator will take charge of day-to-day operations and user interactions, serve as the “public face” of the IT Team within the Public Interest Network, and become bottom-line on database application maintenance and development.

    About the Public Interest Network

    Location

    Denver, CO 80202
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 September 2017

    Customer Service Representatives:

    • This position is an entry level position for SSA field offices

    • You are the first point of contact for the public seeking information

    • Assist the public with answering a wide variety of questions about claims, eligibility, and benefits

    • Requires making decisions that may involve sensitive situations

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      Claims Specialist:

    Location

    Various, MI 49525
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    Yes
  • 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
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 May 2016

    Turn the Page, Kansas City, MO

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

    VISTA Project Description: Turn the Page KC mobilizes the Kansas City community to help increase the number of students that can read at grade level by 3rd grade.

    Leader Service Dates: negotiable

    Location

    Kansas City, MO 00000
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
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