AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont

About the organization

VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) is an AmeriCorps program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont (UWP), which is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization located in Spartanburg, SC. UWP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living and working in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties. United Way of the Piedmont is a regional leader in collective impact through their Behavioral Health Taskforce, Financial Stability Taskforce, and Born Learning Initiative.

Duties

United Way of the Piedmont in Upstate South Carolina is looking for two reliable, solution-minded, and energetic leaders to each provide overall support to ~10 VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) members serving in the Health & Education (H&E) or Financial Stability (FS) cohort. The H&E VISTA Leader will collaborate with the FS VISTA Leader to guide a team of 20 VISTA members who will all serve at different local nonprofit organizations. VISTA Leaders are hosted by United Way of the Piedmont, located in Spartanburg, SC, and will have opportunities to participate in a wide range of projects. The VISTA Leaders will increase the effectiveness of the project’s digital engagement, create training materials, provide peer coaching and support, plan and facilitate professional development and service opportunities, serve as a liaison between UWP, VISTA members, and community partners, and build sustainability of the VISTAs in the Piedmont program.

Join our dynamic team to be part of grassroots change in Spartanburg, Cherokee, & Union Counties increasing access to behavioral healthcare and access to education.

Qualifications

-Some college
-Must have successfully completed 1 year of AmeriCorps or Peace Corps service. For the 2020-21 service year only, Peace Corps members who completed at least 50% of their term prior to being evacuated due to COVID-19 are eligible to serve as a VISTA Leader
-Must be willing and able to commute consistently or relocate to Spartanburg, SC
-Must be at least 20 years of age
-Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
-Excellent customer service skills
-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to function as a member of a team
-Dependable, thorough, and attentive to details
-Interacts and establishes rapport with diverse individuals and groups
-Prioritize, execute, and shift between multiple assignments and projects while meeting deadlines
-Demonstrates initiative and the ability to work independently
-Fluent in English language, both oral and written, including correct punctuation, spelling and grammatical usage

Salary

15,758

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

VISTAs in the Piedmont program website: https://www.vistasinthepiedmont.org

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