Social Economic Vitality AmeriCorps VISTA Service Positions 2020-2021

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Project Description: The Wake County Food Security VISTA Program helps develop sustainable strategies and programs to address hunger and access to services across Wake County, NC. Our goal is to utilize community voice and grassroots programming to meet the needs of the vulnerable, yet resilient communities across the county. Our VISTA members work in a variety of positions including data analysis & mapping of food insecurity, strengthening our local food policy council—the Capital Area Food Network—building resident capacity and programming in SE Raleigh and Eastern Wake County, strengthening the collaboration around the Adverse Childhood Experiences initiatives, and assisting with increasing the number of youth served and partners engaged in Wake County youth programming. The Wake County Food Security VISTA Program allows members to gain valuable skills, network with countless organizations, and most importantly, to be a part of making Wake County a more food secure and thriving place for all its residents.
All positions are full-time: VISTA members serve year-long terms with the option of extending to two years and receiving two education awards at the end of their terms.

VISTA BENEFITS:

VISTA Living Allowance: Bi-Weekly pay of $513.94 (pre-tax).

Choice of Following: End of Service Education Award of $6,345 OR End-of-Service Cash Stipend of $1800.00.

Relocation Allowance: Up to $1000.00 relocation expenses covered if moving more than 50 miles.

Settling In Allowance: $750.00 for settling in expenses (utilities, deposits, etc.).

Mileage Reimbursement: Provided by host sites.

Health Care & Child Care Info: See Benefit Guide for more details.

Requirements: All applicants must be 18 years or older and an American citizen.

More information on Benefits:

Benefits Service

HIRING TIMELINE

Interview Dates:  October 30–Dec 11, 2020

Final Hire Date: December 15, 2020

Service Term: January 19, 2020–January 18, 2021

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You must then apply to the specific positions you are interested in.

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How to Apply to AmeriCorps VISTA

Adverse Childhood Experiences Community Liaison VISTA

Location: Raleigh, NC (housed with Wake County Human Services – Cooperative Extension at the Crosby Garfield Building in Raleigh, NC)

AmeriCorps Listing ID: 89707

Position Description:

The VISTA will Coordinate resilience screenings to increase community awareness and dialogue around the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Including scheduling and identifying facilitators and speakers, finding appropriate community locations, conducting outreach, developing evaluation tools to assess pre/post learning occurring from the screenings, and create a facilitator toolkit to future partners to host screenings. The VISTA will recruit Restorative Circle participants & circle keepers to increase conversations and restorative practices. The VISTA will develop ACES structural concept to inform the Kaleidoscope gardening project at the Crosby Garfield Building by coordinating with community partners and identifying how to incorporate Nature to Nurture. Lastly, the VISTA will research available community resources, partners, and training and share with community partners in SEV regions so they may incorporate trauma-informed care into their existing systems. Candidate Qualifications:

The VISTA should have skills in oral and written communications, grant-writing, public speaking, customer service, problem solving & critical thinking skills, time management & organization. As well as have a basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods, awareness of racial equity & cultural sensitivity, strong leadership, and the ability to work independently and on a team. Will require some weekend and evenings.

Social and Economic Vitality SE Raleigh Strategist VISTA

Location: Raleigh, NC (housed with Wake County Human Services – Cooperative Extension at the Crosby Garfield Building in Raleigh, NC)

AmeriCorps Listing ID: 73885

Position Description:

The Social and Economic Vitality SE Raleigh Strategist VISTA will focus on relationship building with grassroots and resident-owned organizations and creating resources to maintain, build, and track human capital development in the SEV target regions.

Candidate Qualifications:

College Degree Preferred but significant experience may be considered. Skills needed in communication, writing, public speaking, customer service, ability to work independently and on a team, problem solving & critical thinking, basic understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods, awareness of racial equity & cultural sensitivity, time management & organization, and strong leadership. Knowledge of community development and collective impact a plus. May require some weekend and evenings. Applicants must be 18 years or older and a citizen of the United States.