Do you want to support college students’ experiential, community-based learning? Interested in social justice work at the youth development level?
Now accepting VISTA applications for 23-24 academic year!
We are now accepting applications for our AmeriCorps VISTA position. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of March 28, 2023. Apply on Handshake!
AmeriCorps VISTA Position 2023-2024
We seek a motivated, organized, and compassionate individual for a one-year VISTA position at Middlebury College. The VISTA 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:
- Page One Literacy Project
- Middlebury College Access Mentors
- Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring
- Yellow House Community Club
- Special Olympics
The VISTA 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 VISTA 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 member 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 position is a one-year opportunity, from early August 2023 through the end of August 2024. In addition to the VISTA living stipend ($17,600), the CCE pays $500/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 a current Middlebury College student, please apply to the position via Handshake. For outside applicants, please email your résumé, cover letter, and two references to Shannon Lyford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reach out to Shannon if you have questions or would like to learn more. We are considering applications now on a rolling basis, with a priority deadline of March 28, 2023.