Do you want to support college students’ experiential, community-based learning? Interested in social justice work at the youth development level?
AmeriCorps VISTA Positions 2020-2021
We seek two motivated, organized, and compassionate individuals for two, one-year VISTA positions at Middlebury College. The VISTAs will work closely with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) team to help coordinate and advise youth and mentoring student service organizations such the following:
- Community Friends
- Page One Literacy Project
- Middlebury College Access Mentors
- Wild Midd
- STEAM Girls
- Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring
The VISTAs will help build capacity in programs and community partnerships that improve college aspirations and success and help children, primarily from low-income backgrounds in Addison County, thrive. The VISTAs will also build capacity around college-positive volunteerism and first-generation college student access and success by providing support to Middlebury College students as they pursue community-based endeavors.
The VISTA members will also support communications initiatives in the Center for Community Engagement to promote local and global community-connected opportunities. They will supervise college student interns and collaboratively create social media posts, blog posts, weekly e-newsletters, library displays, and other communications efforts that reach multiple stakeholders
The positions are one-year opportunities, from August 2020 through July 2021. In addition to the VISTA living stipend ($13,034), the CCE pays $350/month in housing assistance. At the conclusion of AmeriCorps service each VISTA member is eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,000 to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans.
Now Accepting Applications
If you are interested in the position, please apply via Handshake. If you do not have access to Handshake, please email Kailee Brickner-McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org with your résumé and cover letter.
We will be interviewing applicants in phone interviews on a rolling basis starting in early May.
Questions? Email Kailee Brickner-McDonald at email@example.com.