VISTA Leader: National Tribal VISTA Network
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
About the organization
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). AIHEC's VISTA Program recruits AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers to serve at TCUs and other Tribal organizations across the country. VISTA assignments build capacity in the fields of education, environmental stewardship, and health promotion through various initiatives such as strengthening climate resilience, promoting food sovereignty, and supporting financial literacy programs. Specific responsibilities can range from designing and facilitating community forums to planning conferences and mobilizing resources for a project.
The VISTA Leader will assist in the development and implementation of administrative support and a technical assistance systems for VISTA site supervisors and their VISTA members. Duties also include interacting with VISTA sites to assist in designing training and professional development opportunities, program planning, and program evaluation and reporting. Some travel is required (pending COVID 19 status). The goal of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Tribal VISTA Program is to develop and grow a network of VISTA sites and members that work to build the capacity of tribal programs and communities. Our VISTA projects focus on natural resource planning, food sovereignty, youth development, and behavioral health resources to increase economic development and alleviate poverty in native american communities. From AIHEC's Washington, DC, central office, the VISTA Leader will assist in the development and implementation of administrative support and technical assistance systems for VISTA site supervisors and their VISTA members. Duties also include interacting with VISTA sites to assist in designing training and professional development opportunities, program planning, and program evaluation and reporting. Networking and other professional development opportunities will be a big plus, along with experiencing policy development in our nation’s capital.
VISTA LEADERS MUST BE FORMER VISTA, AMERICORPS, or PEACE CORPS volunteers.
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