Greater South Sound VISTA Team Leader

Greater South Sound AmeriCorps VISTA at United Way of Thurston County

About the organization

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members go where the need is greatest: to communities facing poverty, inequity, and unemployment. Above all, VISTA members are catalysts for change, working to advance local solutions. The Greater South Sound VISTA team is a program of United Way of Thurston County and is a critical part of United Way's mission to mobilize the power of the community to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

Duties

As the VISTA Leader, you will enhance the success and sustainability of the Greater South Sound VISTA program by providing technical and professional support to VISTA members to ensure a positive VISTA team experience.

You will develop and facilitate monthly meetings that include trainings, service projects, team celebrations, and networking events, adjusting for COVID-19 restrictions. You will also provide ongoing mentoring for VISTA members, enhance recruitment strategies, project manage high-volume recruitment processes, develop professional and personal skill building resources for VISTAs, increase the team’s presence on social media, and promote VISTA impact to stakeholders.

Finally, you will create and implement strategies to engage VISTAs as a critical part of United Way of Thurston County's mission to mobilize the caring power of the community to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community.

VISTA Leaders are eligible for full-time teleservice under CNCS' COVID-19 policies. This position may be part- or full-time remote, provided current CNCS policies remains.

Qualifications

VISTA Leaders must have served one full term of full-time service in AmeriCorps or Peace Corps. Peace Corps Volunteers who have completed more than 50% of their service terms (i.e., more than one year of their two-year term of service), and who have been forced to evacuate from their posts and exit service early due to COVID-19, are deemed to have satisfied the length of prior service requirement, and are eligible to apply to serve as VISTA Leaders.

Being an active listener, compassionate, team oriented, flexible and supportive of VISTA and UWTC's core values is essential to success. Other desired skills include conflict resolution, leadership, writing/editing, recruitment, self-motivated, and strong organizational and communication skills.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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