Job Title: Housing and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA - SPIHN
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 an AmeriCorps VISTA at Spartanburg Interfaith Hospitality Network (SPIHN), you will help establish and foster relationships with property managers/landlords for partnership with SPIHN housing programs and you will identify possible housing units to purchase. You will prepare grants and apply for funding (minimum of 3 grants) for the purchase of the housing units. You will work with the Director of the Opportunity Center, review current volunteer list, create a schedule and need of volunteer duties, recruit additional volunteers. You will ascertain resources and programs beneficial to helping the low income and/or unsheltered population. You will also develop and research funding strategies for funding resources at the Opportunity Center and, recruit local agencies for resources at the Center.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Housing Stipend, Gym Discount, Prof Dev , Health Coverage* , Training .
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 working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Housing , Homelessness , Community and Economic Development .
Community Organization , Public Speaking , Team Work , General Skills , Writing/Editing , Communications , Computers/Technology .
Please reference job title and apply at: VISTA@uwpiedmont.org