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AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) Team Member

Spartanburg, SC

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Entry Level
Full time

Published on 26 Apr 2021

Expires on 26 Apr 2021

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AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) Team Member

Position:  AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) Team Member

Reports to:  Vice President of Community and Collective Impact; direct supervisor dependent on site

Purpose: To increase the capacity of area nonprofit organizations and collective impact work in the areas of Behavioral Health, Education, and Financial Stability.  This position is considered full time and works 40-45 hours per week.  This position is a stipend volunteer role.

Core Hours:  Monday-Friday, 7AM to 4 PM.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule with the possibility of some early mornings, evenings, and occasional weekends.

Timeline:  August 9, 2021 -  August 8, 2022

Summary:

Help increase access to healthcare, quality education, and financial stability in Upstate South Carolina!            

United Way of the Piedmont in Upstate South Carolina is looking for 20 high-impact, results-driven candidates to lead the way in our collective impact approach to alleviating poverty. Join our dynamic team to be part of grassroots change in Spartanburg, Cherokee, & Union Counties increasing access to behavioral healthcare and increasing financial stability.

AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full-time at an area nonprofit agency. As part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program, which offers a unique approach to AmeriCorps service, you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability.

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates, retirees, career-changers, or anyone who is interested in starting a career in the nonprofit field. View details about each opening and apply at www.vistasinthepiedmont.org. Find out more about AmeriCorps at https://americorps.gov/

Minimum Job Requirements:

To qualify for this position, an individual must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma / GED with one year of professional experience or commensurate educational experience;
  • Effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Basic organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Willingness to learn new skills; and
  • Ability to read, write, understand, and speak English fluently.

Job Responsibilities:

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will be responsible for increasing the capacity of an area nonprofit organization to provide behavioral health and financial stability services through the following activities:

  • Grant writing and fund development
  • Volunteer recruitment and training
  • Marketing and communications
  • Program assessment, development, and implementation
  • Data collection, research, and analysis
  • Community outreach and engagement

In addition to these site-specific responsibilities, the AmeriCorps VISTA member also spends 10% of their work time at United Way of the Piedmont on the following activities:

  • On-Site Orientation and Training
  • Professional development seminars
  • MLK and other Day of Service planning and execution
  • Community Projects – in collaboration with either the Behavioral Health Taskforce or the Financial Stability Taskforce, the AmeriCorps VISTA members will work in teams to address community-wide issues, conducting research, developing program materials, and establishing partnerships.

In addition, the AmeriCorps VISTA member must fulfill the following organizational requirements:

  • Uphold the mission, vision, and values of the United Way of the Piedmont;
  • Adhere to all personnel policies and practices outlined in the United Way of the Piedmont’s Employee Handbook;
  • Keep direct supervisor informed of all pertinent information related to outlined job responsibilities.

Benefits of Service:

  • Nationally recognized pre-service orientation and training provided
  • Robust professional development and networking opportunities
  • Highly discounted YMCA membership
  • $100 monthly housing stipend
  • Professional mentorship tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • $13,362 annual living stipend, paid bi-weekly via direct deposit
  • Relocation reimbursement & $750 settling-in allowance available for relocation in excess of 50 miles
  • Health coverage available
  • Childcare benefits available
  • Access to basic household and personal hygiene supplies through United Way of the Piedmont’s Gifts in Kind Center
  • $6,345 education award to be used toward federal student loans or furthering your education, or $1,800 cash stipend awarded at successful completion of service
  • One year of federal Non-Competitive hiring eligibility status upon successful completion of service term
  • So much more!

Site-specific job duties, a full list of benefits, and application instructions available online at www.vistasinthepiedmont.org.

Reply at: vista@uwpiedmont.org