The Community Impact and Partnerships VISTA will enhance United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra’s programs through program improvement and community collaboration outreach.
Since 1942, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (UWNNS) strives to link the community’s will and resources to improve lives. Beginning in 2014, UWNNS identified a key need to improve early childhood development and focused their primary efforts to address it. Over half of northern Nevada’s children are reading below grade level and the state high school graduation rate is near the bottom nationally. For children living in poverty, the extent is worse. The VISTA member’s efforts will focus on solidifying cooperative efforts between nonprofits and local organizations to expand the amount of early learning and literacy programs available to children in northern Nevada, enhancing UWNNS opportunities, and outreach to potential organizations that can collaborate in these efforts and services.
- Develop a nonprofit database for the northern Nevada area.
- Expand and promote the community voice to assess community needs through community listening sessions.
- Create and enhance opportunities for community members and organizations to collaborate.
- Attend relevant community meetings and events to establish and enhance organizational partnerships.
- Partake in outreach to inform the public of UWNNS programing and services.
- Research and establish potential partnerships.
- Monitor and track developing partnerships, contacts, and collaboration efforts.
- Research data for community impact efforts.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program through the Corporation for National and Community Service, which more information can be found here. VISTA members serve full time for a one-year service term and receive:
- Upon successful completion of service, choice of a Segal Education Award ($6,195.00 for education expenses) or an end of service cash stipend ($1,800.00).
- Modest living allowance of approximately $13,362.
- If you are moving beyond 50 miles from your home of residence to the service location, a settling-in allowance of approximately $750 and a mileage-based relocation allowance.
- Upon successful completion of service, one year of Non-Competitive Eligibility status for federal jobs.
- Health benefits during service.
- Mileage reiumbursement.
- Ability to work in a team.
- Ability to multitask.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- Preferred: Bachelor's degree.
- Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and willing to undergo a background check.
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.