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United Way Worldwide Economic Mobility VISTA Leader

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

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Published on 19 Jan 2021

Expires on 19 Jan 2021

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United Way Worldwide Economic Mobility VISTA Leader

A year in service as the United Way Economic Mobility AmeriCorps VISTA Leader is filled with challenges, opportunity, and fulfillment for you and those you serve each day. You will create memories and develop relationships that last a lifetime. You will learn a lot about poverty and United Way’s efforts to inspire and engage people who seek to change lives and communities through service and philanthropy. You will also learn a lot about yourself as you create opportunities for people to organize, build coalitions and effect positive change. As a representative of United Way’s corporate headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, you will recruit, train, mentor, and celebrate the accomplishments of national service members and supervisors at United Ways across the country working to help individuals and families obtain employment and improve their financial education and management skills. The impact and benefit of this project in the community is far reaching and crucial during a time of historic crises. Thousands of individuals and families will get on more stable financial ground through job training, financial literacy classes, and more, despite the economic downturn exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. You will help create stronger communities where everyone can succeed. Much like your previous national service experience, the impact on you will be transformational, with the opportunity to strengthen your confidence, leadership, and professional skills. As a member of United Way’s U.S. Network team, your contribution will extend far beyond the communities where VISTA members serve. You will be empowered to identify, cultivate and share the experiences and best practices on volunteer engagement and anti-poverty strategies among a global network and their corporate and community partners. Applicants must have completed a full term of full-time service in AmeriCorps VISTA, State & National, National Civilian Community Corps, or the Peace Corps.


This Program will run from February 2021 - February 2022.



Help recruit, screen and place VISTA candidates at host sites; develop, identify and provide resources, training and professional development opportunities for VISTA Members and supervisors that address administrative policies and project goals; facilitate communication and networking among members to support VISTAs in reporting, achieving their goals, building the capacity of the project and community partnerships, and shaping strategies that create a foundation for long-term sustainable community solutions; promote project successes that highlight individuals and organizations that have benefitted from the VISTA Project; and plan and execute volunteer events that create a greater awareness in the community about the struggles of people living in poverty.

This position description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the position.



Public Speaking, Writing/Editing, Community Organization, Non-Profit Management, Conflict Resolution, Team Work, Communications, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Leadership, Recruitment.


EDUCATION & REQUIREMENTS: A High School Diploma or GED required. Must be 21 years of age or older.


SERVICE AREAS: Homelessness, Community Outreach, Entrepreneur/Business, Community and Economic Development.  


VISTA PROGRAM BENEFITS: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance,  Education award upon successful completion of service,  Health Coverage*,  Training,  Transportation/Grocery Allowance,  Relocation Allowance,  Stipend. 

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit



United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you.

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail or call 703-836-7100, ext. 324 and provide the nature of your request and your contact information.

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply.



We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

we strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.





Thank you for your interest in this volunteer opportunity with United Way Worldwide. You will be contacted if your qualifications are a good match and you are selected for an interview.