Research and Data Analyst VISTA | City of Memphis Executive Division

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.

Duties

In 2015, the City of Memphis Mayor’s transition team developed a multi-faceted plan to reduce poverty, restore neighborhoods, and enhance communities. Many people talk about reducing poverty; we acted by executing and expanding on our plan from day one. VISTA resources will be used to improve internal systems for measuring outcomes of existing anti-poverty programs within Memphis and Shelby County. The VISTA will collect and analyze internal and external data and recommend researched-based best practices for alleviating poverty in metropolitan areas. They will develop a tool and system to evaluate internal and external community efforts of programs serving low-income households. The aim is to have measurements in place for each of the 10 components within the Mayor’s Better Memphis Anti-Poverty Plan. The ten components are: 1) Early childhood education and literacy, 2) Housing, 3) Hunger, nutrition and food insecurity, 4) Homelessness, 5) Asset building, 6) Aging and senior services, 7) Blight and trash in Memphis, 8) Population growth and developing the inner city, 9) Livability and environment, and 10) Parks, community centers, and libraries.

Qualifications

-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.

Salary

$513.94 bi-weekly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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