City of Phoenix Maker Space HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Member

HandsOn AmeriCorps VISTA Team

About the organization

Serve with the City of Phoenix Maker Space as a part of the HandsOn VISTA Team! Our VISTA Director is an RPCV (Mongolia), so we understand your experience and can work with you if you are interviewing while still in country! A VISTA year can be an excellent way to transition back to the US.

The HandsOn VISTA program supports 20 VISTA members at multiple placement sites across the valley. Our VISTA members enable our community service partners to expand capacity and build lasting infrastructure by creating the processes and tools needed to effectively access and utilize valuable resources. HandsOn VISTA members will improve their own capacity for leading communities during and beyond their terms of service by developing their knowledge, skills, and abilities related to volunteer mobilization, civic engagement, and other areas. HandsOn VISTAs also receive monthly professional development training and lead a monthly community project.

Duties

Close the technology gap by developing innovative programming and leading visitors in tinkering and exploring STEM content through hands-on approaches! Take the iWork Makers Space to the next level by leading the transition of the space to a sustainable community lead model. The VISTA member will be responsible for developing innovative maker programming, training and supervising Makerspace staff/volunteers and developing systems to keep the space operable into the future with a mostly volunteer crew. Goals this year include: 1. Continuing to develop and prototyping innovative maker activities and coordinating all aspects of Makerspace programming by staff and volunteers.2.Researching prospective community agencies and groups that will generate resources for sustaining the Makerspace's inventory supply and workshop facilitation. 3. Increasing participation through development of a marketing plan and outreach efforts.

We are HandsOn Greater Phoenix's AmeriCorps VISTA program. All of our VISTA positions are for one year here in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area. VISTAs who move over 50 miles qualify for a relocation allowance as well as a settling in allowance. All of our VISTAs receive a modest living allowance of around $1,000/month, plus federal loans qualify for forbearance. After the completion of ones year of service they also qualify for around a $6,000 education award that can be used towards federal loans or for further education. To find out more about our benefit

Qualifications

Requirements:

Must be 18 years of age
Must be able to pass a Federal Background check
Must be able to work in the United States

Preferred qualities:

STEM experience
Community relations experience
Bachelor's degree

Salary

12,000/ year / stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Create an account on: https://my.americorps.gov

Apply through this link:https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=92606

Please contact HandsOn Greater Phoenix VISTA Leader Makayla with any questions or concerns:[email protected]

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