AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

West Virginia Community Development Hub

About the organization

At WV Community Development Hub, we believe every community has the tools to develop economic opportunities and jobs; optimal health conditions; attractive and inspiring community environments; bright futures for young people, and citizens who believe they deserve these things and are prepared to work together to get them.

WV doesn’t always see that potential realized in our towns and cities. We often rank near the bottom in many quality of life measurements. Since 2009, The Hub has worked in dozens of communities to coach community members through a process that helps them identify leaders and assets; develop plans and set goals, and connect with a wide network of resources to meet those goals.

Duties

The VISTA Leader will aid in building sustainable processes to improve recruitment and retention of VISTA members in The Hub. This will include an assessment of current procedures and processes for report collection, developing a streamlined method for data collection and implementation. The Leader will assist the Program Manager in the recruitment of members. They will tend relationships with college and university career services offices, departments, and professors; communities where Hub subsites are recruiting, and other locations where potential members may be found. The Leader will also serve as a mentor for our members across WV. They will facilitate monthly check-ins with members and develop trainings based on the needs of the members for in-person and online delivery. Lastly, the Leader will coordinate service projects for members and other AmeriCorps projects as appropriate on National Days of Service.

Qualifications

Applicants must have at least one year of experience in AmeriCorps or be a RPCV (evacuees will be considered).
A strong applicant will have an interest and experience in evaluation, team leadership and public speaking. Strong applicants will ideally have a passion for community development, and an understanding of poverty in Appalachia specifically.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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