AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
Wichita State Univerity Community Engagement Institute
About the organization
The WSU VISTA Fellows project has expanded to include approximately 18 VISTAs who are divided between two VISTA Leaders. The project provides quarterly trainings and participates in Service Day projects. VISTAs support nonprofits and government organizations in Wichita and throughout Kansas. Housed at Wichita State University, the project is coordinated at WSU Old Town.
The VISTA Leader will expand and enhance current project success and sustainability by recruiting VISTA members, orchestrating trainings, maintaining regular communication with VISTAs, tracking and reviewing weekly reports, promoting member success stories and assembling data for reporting. The VISTA Leader will support the activities of VISTAs who are working to alleviate poverty by building capacity in their sites, focusing on education, economic opportunities, and healthy futures.
Duties: 1. Communicate regularly and support VISTAs through their year of service. 2. Monitor VISTA activities through weekly report and timesheet management to assure VISTA engagement and effectiveness. 3. Research recruitment opportunities & promote position announcements and site opportunities through various venues including but not limited to: university/colleges, social media, other identified local sources. 4. Help plan and execute quarterly trainings for VISTAs. 5. Assist WSU VISTAs in clarifying problems and creating their own solutions, when necessary, involve the project coordinator and site supervisor. 6. Archive all significant materials created and document procedures for the WSU VISTA Fellows project for easy retrieval and use by future VISTAs, VISTA Leaders and WSU VISTA project staff. 7. Write articles about the VISTA project to share across several mediums. 8. Coordinate Facebook page and maintain communication with colleges and university to promote VISTA opportunities.
VISTA Leaders must have successfully completed at least one year of VISTA service, or one full term of full-time service (serving 1,700 hours or more) with either AmeriCorps State and National or AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or at least one traditional term of Peace Corps service
Contact email: [email protected]
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