CNO AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

City of New Orleans AmeriCorps VISTA Program

About the organization

The CNO AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program, led by the City of New Orleans Mayor's Office, is a federal grant program that tackles the nation's most pressing challenges by connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering. The program supports City Hall by expanding the ability of departments to fight poverty and provide better services to underserved and disproportionately impacted communities. CNO VISTA members serve at various departments to address critical city issues by engaging in capacity building work.

The City is seeking passionate individuals to build capacity to break the cycle of poverty and empower our community. New Orleans is a welcoming city with a unique culture, plentiful natural spaces, and a reputation for hospitable and friendly residents.

Duties

The VISTA leader will work alongside the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office staff, the VISTA program director, and the VISTA supervisor to implement and improve the VISTA program. The leader will strengthen and build the capacity of the VISTA members by providing support and coordination for the team and by expanding the programs resources, connections, and educational opportunities. The leader will support the service of members across multiple City departments.

The VISTA leader will provide ongoing support to members across multiple departments, facilitate monthly check-ins, strengthen and build the leadership skills of the members, and provide coaching and mentorship. The leader will also ensure AmeriCorps reporting requirements are met, monitor the progression of each departments project, and provide support to the VISTA Supervisor.

The leader will enhance the VISTA project stability and sustainability by:

(1) Developing and conducting orientation and training

(2) Providing ongoing support and professional development to the VISTA team

(3) Archiving all significant materials created and documenting all procedures for implementing the project

(4) Facilitating the recruitment and selection of high-quality VISTAs to ensure project success moving into year two and beyond.

This position will start in either December 2021 or January 2022.

Qualifications

The VISTA Leader MUST have one full year of prior service experience in VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps State and National, or the Peace Corps.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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