Job Title: Community & Volunteer Outreach VISTA – The City of Spartanburg
Dates: 8/2/2021 – 8/01/2022
Work Schedule – Full Time
Education – Some College
Age Requirement – 18 Years or older
The VIP program offers a unique approach to AmeriCorps VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other AmeriCorps 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. Benefits include: access to food co-op, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referral, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, & professional mentoring.
Member Duties: This position is part of the AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As the Community Engagement VISTA at the City of Spartanburg, you will collaborate with City staff and community partners to build an engagement strategy addressing homelessness and related collective impact initiatives surrounding financial stability. You will help develop the Office of Equity and Inclusion and create a city-wide racial equity framework around GARE and the city's internal process. You will also increase community awareness and engagement around various city programs and initiatives including but limited to entrepreneurship, procurement, and business development. The AmeriCorps VISTA will create a comprehensive equity plan, including a racial equity component, collaborate to develop a master plan for a low-income neighborhood, and conduct community outreach designed to increase engagement around workforce development and entrepreneurship.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Training , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Housing Stipend, Gym Discount, Prof Dev , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible .
For Information on Benefits visit: https://www.vistasinthepiedmont.org/program-benefits.html
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Homelessness .
Team Work , Public Speaking , Community Organization , General Skills .
Please reference job title and apply at: VISTA@uwpiedmont.org