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Become an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader for the nation’s forefront anti-hunger VISTA program

Lead people who combat hunger across the country.

AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders act as guides and mentors to VISTA members while building their skills as professionals in the nonprofit sector.

As an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader you’ll recruit, mentor, train and manage AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to AmeriCorps) members at anti-hunger nonprofits throughout the United States, while learning the ins and outs of program management. With a focus on communications management or fund development, you will be an integral part of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) team, a project of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger. You’ll have opportunities to travel to partner sites and trainings across the country, meet your specific professional development goals and gain valuable management and leadership skills for the nonprofit sector.

Please note: You MUST have successfully completed an AmeriCorps VISTA service term to qualify for this position.

Responsibilities:

    You’ll manage approximately 18 - 25 VISTAs in your geographical region, by supporting, mentoring, training and connecting them to resources and each other.

    You’ll liaise between members, supervisors and program staff.

    You’ll compile reporting information on the program impact.

    You’ll convene members by conducting individual check-ins, bi-monthly virtual meetings, and potentially, site visits.

    You’ll be responsible for an AHOC program goal, either communications OR resource development.

    You’ll also specialize in a VISTA program goal. Develop a training curriculum and become an “expert” on either Fundraising and Development OR Communications and Social Media.

    You will commit to serving with the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA for one full year.

Must-haves:

    You have successfully completed one full-year term of AmeriCorps VISTA. No exceptions.

    You have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service.

    You have successfully earned a Bachelor’s degree.

    You’re a communicator. You keep everyone in the know; you know when to ask questions, when to speak up and when to listen.

    You’re a team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

Ideally:

    You love to travel.

    You’re familiar with USDA FNS programs and you have experience in anti-hunger, food justice or economic development.

    You have experience working with diverse populations, you’re culturally sensitive and can apply an equity lens to almost anything.

    You have exceptional organization and project management skills.

    You get things done. You follow through on every job, and you live for deadlines. You take initiative on projects and you know how to bring people together. You’re a multitasking machine.

    You're a problem solver and a strategic thinker.

    You have a passion for social justice, alleviating poverty and ending hunger.

Benefits:

    Living stipend

    One-time housing assistance of $700-800, depending on location.

    Upon completion of service, choose the Segal AmeriCorps Educational Award of $5,730 payable to a lender of educational institute or to be used for future schooling up to seven years after service OR a cash stipend of $3,000.

    Relocation allowance, if eligible.

    Professional development (we promise, we take this seriously).

    Opportunities to travel throughout the country (amount depends on funding of program).

    Health coverage (AmeriCorps Seven Corners; does not meet the ACA requirements).

    Childcare assistance, if eligible.

This position will start in March 2015. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the position is opened until filled. To apply, please go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=38787&fromSearch=true and complete the application. No phone calls please.