City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA

About the organization

The City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Team is a group of AmeriCorps VISTAs coordinated by the City of Memphis. Our mission is to strengthen organizations that alleviate poverty through volunteering and the mobilization of resources. We work throughout Memphis to end poverty through capacity building and innovation. Our team is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency, that engages over 5,000 people in service with AmeriCorps VISTA every year. Our members have been retired persons, mid-life career changers, recent graduates, and everything in between.​

We tackle poverty by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations throughout Memphis. City of Memphis AmeriCorps VISTA Members expand economic & affordable housing opportunities and increase workforce development in economically disadvantaged communities.


We are seeking a former Peace Corps or AmeriCorps Alum who has displayed exceptional leadership skills, as well as passion for community service. This person will help lead a team of up to 10 VISTAs serving at multiple location within the Memphis Community. Our VISTA Leader will work closely with the City of Memphis VISTA Coordinator and VISTA members to ensure effective implementation of the poverty reduction initiatives our VISTA members will be assigned to perform. Our Leader will oversee data collection to be certain it is correct and done in a timely manner. A successful VISTA Leader must be a great communicator, dynamic trainer, and thoughtful advocate who seeks to ensure our VISTA Members get the most out of their year of service. As VISTA Leader, you will be expected to serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) regarding CNCS and VISTA Campus. This VISTA Leader assignment is an excellent opportunity for professional growth and to gain leadership and management experience.

The VISTA Leader will help the City of Memphis to expand a successful program going into its fourth year. The VISTA Leader will serve as trainer, coach, mentor, and ambassador to VISTA Members and liaison between Members and Supervisors. The Leader will support recruiting, training, and tracking progress of VISTA Members as well as aiding with supervisor reporting duties.


-Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
-Pass a national service criminal history check
-Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state. Examples of persons legally residing within a state may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.


$513.94 bi-weekly

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Contact email: [email protected]

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