Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.
An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts and community schools.
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Nonprofit Equity VISTA
The Nonprofit Equity VISTA will support a regional initiative to identify barriers, connect nonprofits to resources, and fill capacity gaps where they exist to ensure that our regional non-profits are healthy, thriving, and center equity in their work. To accomplish this task, the VISTA will work with the Strategic Response Team and technical assistance workgroup to identify ongoing nonprofit capacity building needs. They will also support communications efforts to share resources and engage stakeholders. Additionally, the VISTA will support capacity building workshops, trainings, and events. Finally, they will work with the United Way Project Equity team to plan out next steps for the initiative.
This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment. The position is based with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Interested candidates must apply through the https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do website.
To find our listings go to the Advance Search (https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do) and search for all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and state blank).
You can also follow the application link here to receive individualized support in completing the AmeriCorps.gov application.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Nicolosi, Asst. Director, AmeriCorps Programs at email@example.com
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled