Seeking VISTA Leader in Tennessee

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Hello All!

We are excited to announce that we are currently seeking and accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader to serve with the South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project in Sewanee, Tennessee. The SCP VISTA Project is sponsored by Sewanee: The University of the South and South Cumberland Community Fund.

This position will be housed within the Office of Civic Engagement at the University of the South located in the mountains of Southern Middle Tennessee. This Leader position will lead 12 VISTA members--adding more throughout Marion, Grundy, and Franklin Counties over the next few months. The VISTA Leader be expected to meet regularly with VISTA members, staff of the VISTA Program, community partners, organizations, and its members.

VISTA Leader must have prior service experience through either a full term of VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, or the Peace Corps.

VISTA Leader Duties will include:


  • Forming a plan with supervisor for on-site orientation and training (OSOT); gather orientation materials, draft agenda, secure presenters/facilitators, etc.; participate in the implementation

  • Training VISTA members on the organization’s reporting requirements and assist with reporting needs

  • Identifying learning needs of VISTAs and coordinate ongoing professional development for VISTA members

  • Coordinating projects for National Days of Service

  • Conducting one-on-one monthly meetings with each VISTA member to review VAD goals

  • Collecting monthly reports from each VISTA member, review data, and summarize for VISTA Staff

  • Managing Social Media and website accounts for the VISTA Project

  • Assisting with the new member application process (screening and interviewing applicants)

  • Guiding VISTA members in creating their own sustainability manuals to assist subsequent VISTAs with continuing project implementation

  • Providing capacity building services to VISTA partners as determined by VISTA director and sub-site supervisors

The South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project has a partnership with an organization that provides affordable housing to AmeriCorps VISTA members from out of state.

Position begins February 19, 2019 and ends February 18, 2020. 

To find out more about the program check out our website

If interested please send resumes to Katie Goforth: