We are searching for five AmeriCorps VISTA members!
- Affordable Housing
- Community Needs
- Educational Equity
- Health Promotion
- Transportation Access
The successful candidates will serve as VISTAs for 12 months with United Way of Tarrant County, addressing the particular social issues of their role.
Key responsibilities are described in the particular position postings on the United Way of Tarrant County website.
Let’s have fun as a team while making a difference in Tarrant County!
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must demonstrate a strong interest in the particular role for which the individual applies
- Communicates clearly and respectfully with a diverse range of individuals, operating well independently, in a team setting and in presenting to a group
- Demonstrates strong attention to detail, organizational skills and the ability to manage projects from inception to execution
- Demonstrates maturity, reliability and flexibility in a fast-paced office environment
- Brings experience with engaging program participants, volunteers or another group of people
- Performs effective research through online channels
- Comfortable with utilizing social media including content development
- Comfortable using technology including phone, printer, scanner, internet and Microsoft Office
- Able to sit, stand and lift/move up to 25 pounds
- Has transportation to travel to community sites across Tarrant County
Personal Skills and Attributes:
- An individual with the utmost professional and personal integrity
- Personal values consistent with United Way mission
- Biweekly living allowance from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
- Relocation allowance from CNCS for out-of-town candidates
- End-of-service award from CNCS
- Healthcare and childcare benefits from CNCS
- Mileage reimbursement from United Way of Tarrant County
- Non-competitive federal eligibility
- Professional development
- Build valuable leadership and project management skills
- Participate in important community initiatives
- Be part of an AmeriCorps VISTA team
- May attend school or work during off-hours
About United Way of Tarrant County
For more than 95 years United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in the communities we serve. As a nonprofit leader, we partner with companies, organizations, schools, religious institutions and city/state and local governments to fulfill our mission of providing leadership and harnessing resources to solve Tarrant County’s toughest social issues. We also serve as the regional grantee for Tarrant County’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA).
United Way of Tarrant County and AAA employ approximately 70 people dedicated to our mission. Through their efforts, our Campaign and the generosity of individual donors and foundations, we provide resources and funding to more than 40 partner agencies that focus on education, financial stability and health and well-being.
To learn more about the role of an AmeriCorps VISTA member, please visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
● Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
● Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.