Thursday, August 22, 2013

Now recruiting for our next VISTA Leader!

NC Campus Compact seeks a dynamic, creative VISTA Leader to begin service in late October, 2013. Our VISTA Leader supports a cohort of 20 VISTA members serving at campus and community-based sites across North Carolina. All members work to strengthen a partnership between a campus and a key community organization serving low-income people. Projects address K-12 education, food security, or economic opportunity. Join the North Carolina Campus Compact VISTA team and fight poverty with the power of higher education!

The VISTA Leader will serve at the Compact’s office in Elon, NC, on the campus of Elon University. NC Campus Compact is an association of 40 colleges and universities committed to being “engaged campuses” that develop a student’s sense of citizenship, leadership, and civic responsibility, and impact the community by partnering with local organizations to address real needs.

LEADER DUTIES: The VISTA Leader will work with the Program Coordinator to: 1. Enhance member communication, 2. Develop and present trainings and resources, 3. Coordinate new VISTA recruitment and selection, 4. Collect and analyze member progress reports and performance evaluations, 5. Conduct site visits and project monitoring, 6. Advise members to ensure project success, 7. Engage VISTA alumni, and 8. Expand an alumni mentoring program. As a key part of the NC Campus Compact staff, the Leader will also support professional development for students, faculty, and community partners, and will have primary responsibility for managing the Compact’s social media outreach.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have ONE YEAR OF PRIOR VISTA SERVICE and a Bachelor's or Master's degree to apply! Must be U.S. Citizen or have permanent legal resident status. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of higher education community engagement, strong writing and organizational skills, knowledge of Adobe products including InDesign, comfort using Twitter and other social media platforms, and full proficiency in MS Office programs.

BENEFITS: Living allowance, Health benefits, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon completion of year of service, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation allowance, Training & professional development, Housing support


1. Send a current resume and letter of interest to Chad Fogleman, Program Coordinator, NC Campus Compact (cfogleman2(@) Questions? Email or call 336-278-7197.

2. Submit your updated AmeriCorps application through to our VISTA Leader position listing:

Learn more about our VISTA program by checking out the rest of our blog!