United Way – Americorps VISTA Position – Outreach VISTA



Title: 2-1-1 Outreach VISTA

Thirty-seven million Americans live in poverty. Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. Become an AmeriCorps VISTA at the United Way of Utah County. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national program where community members have the opportunity to serve in local nonprofits for one year helping to eliminate poverty. In return for service, members receive a living allowance, health insurance and other benefits. An AmeriCorps VISTA position is open in Provo to help low income families and individuals through accessing United Way’s 2-1-1 program. This position will primarily increase awareness of 2-1-1 and its programs for low-income families by developing and utilizing effective outreach methods to families, agencies, and community leaders. VISTA is needed to start on November 17th for a training that ends on November 20th. Position is one year starting with the pre-service orientation (expenses paid by the VISTA program) in Los Angeles. The position will continue the day after PSO at your organization.

Benefits: -Living Allowance ($973 a month pre-taxes), -At the end of year of service, the VISTA can choose an Education Award ($5,550) or End of Service Cash Stipend ($1,500)
-Health Coverage -Relocation Allowance -Childcare assistance if eligible
-Can count what hours you need of the position towards an internship Requirements: -Full-time service for one year without another job
-Cannot be a full-time student (since it is full-time work, this is too difficult) -Some college experience -At least 18 years of age -General office and computer skills
-Clear and effective communication skills
-The ability to present in front of large and small groups
-This job will require some local traveling, thus individual must have access to their own transportation. Gas is reimbursed per mileage.

-Develop, plan and attend outreach presentations
-Provide in-person trainings for agencies and organizations about 2-1-1 and their services
-Explore additional methods of outreach to include various populations in our community
-Attend various community coalitions and meetings as a 2-1-1 representative
-Work closely with 2-1-1 Manager and 2-1-1 Outreach Specialist to develop and carry out an annual outreach plan

For more information: contact Kellie Oler at kellieo@unitedwayuc.org or 801-691-5311.

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to Kellie Oler at kellieo@unitedwayuc.org by December 7. An online application with AmeriCorps is also required after the interview process is complete.

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