Ecolibrium3 VISTA Team Leader – Professional Development Lead
About the organization
The Ecolibrium3 VISTA Corps is a dynamic program on the shores of Lake Superior. You'll work with passionate individuals to build community resilience and coordinate anti-poverty strategies by leading cohort professional development trainings.
The Eco3 VISTA Corps began in 2017 with ten members focused on expanding capacity of local organizations and government agencies to address intractable community issues. The program focuses on a holistic model of addressing poverty from various angles such as equity and inclusion, food access and systems, government policy, community development, education, and design and creative placemaking. In 2020, the Eco3VISTA Corps has 25 members working with many partners, including governments to build equity and health into community plans, nonprofits to advance neighborhood revitalization and economic success for residents, public health and tribes to combat opioids and hunger, and organizations to expand opportunities for youth.
We seek a VISTA Leader that can help develop the support resources needed for VISTA members to succeed in their positions, develop the Ecolibrium3 program to better serve the community, and is interested in directing their own special project for capacity development. The VISTA Leaders should have excellent communications skills, be flexible, be able to empathize with members and community representatives to identify issues and possible solutions, and be a strong ambassador for AmeriCorps. The Ecolibrium3 VISTA Leader will co-lead a cohort with two other VISTA Leaders (positions rotate in August) and will ensure strong individual support to members and the development of a cohesive cohort, while also specializing in one area: professional development, cohort communications, or partnerships and sustainability. The VISTA Leader will build upon their previous AmeriCorps or Peace Corps experience to create a rewarding experience for themselves, their members, and our program sites.
VISTA Leader Duties:
1. Build the capacity of the Ecolibrium3 VISTA Corps members and community project sites by building member skills and facilitating members’ personal growth.
2. Increase Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA members’ professional development skills and abilities.
3. Create a community mentorship program to connect VISTA members with local professionals.
We seek a VISTA Leader with strong professional and interpersonal communications skills, a commitment to public service, and an innovative approach to team-oriented anti-poverty work.
Desired skills or areas of experience include: Communications, Counseling, Public Health, Conflict Resolution, Social Services, Non-Profit Management, Team Work, Public Speaking, Recruitment, Grant Writing, and Leadership.
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.
Living Stipend (approximately $14,851 for team leaders); Education Award (approximately $6,195) or End of Service Stipend (approximately $1800); Federal Student Loan Forbearance; Child Care Allowance (if eligible)
Contact email: [email protected]
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