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 Trauma Awareness VISTA
The Trauma Awareness VISTA will work with UWGLV to launch the Lehigh Valley Trauma Awareness Collaborative, a regional collective impact effort focused on creating a trauma informed and resilient community. The Trauma Awareness VISTA will work with the Director of Education to lead the initial development and implementation of the coalition. The VISTA will develop a digital newsletter to promote trauma informed care and promote and market the efforts of the Trauma Awareness Collaborative. The VISTA will build awareness within the 17 local school districts and provide information to school leadership with implementation a trauma informed schools framework. The VISTA will support the backbone organization role of the Trauma Awareness Collaborative with developing a meeting schedule, working on goals identified by action groups and planning professional development training opportunities.
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.
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled