Our VISTA program places members at campus or community non-profit host sites to support programs that benefit low-income people and create pathways for higher ed community engagement. Projects address 1 of 3 focus areas: Economic Opportunity (for low-income adults), Education (for at-risk PK-12 youth), or Healthy Food and Nutrition. VISTA members work to develop partnerships that address these issues by mobilizing campus resources, including student volunteers, faculty and staff expertise, or financial/in-kind contributions.
If you're interested in teaching, advising, or career development, apply to be our VISTA LEADER – Professional Development Specialist. You will help our team of VISTAs get the most out of their service experience by designing and implementing a professional development plan to foster members' career-ready skills. This position will also support child/youth development projects. Key duties include:
- Advise VISTAs to ensure success, focusing on projects serving children/youth
- Plan professional development to foster "career-ready" skills
- Engage VISTA alums through e-newsletters, events, alumni connections, social media
- Assess success of VISTA PD supports
If you're a systems-oriented person who seeks to develop data analysis skills, apply to our VISTA Leader - Performance Measurement Specialist. You will also work to develop and refine performance measurement systems to assess project progress, implement monthly progress reports for all members, build a portfolio of assessments for use by sites, analyze reports, and communicate impact. This position will also support projects serving low-income adults. Key duties include:
- Advise members to ensure success, focusing on projects serving low-income adults
- Develop performance measurement and reporting systems
- Analyze and collate data and prepare impact summaries
- Monitor VISTA time logs
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Duties shared among the 2 positions include: 1. Enhance member communication with online and face-to-face meetings and social media, 2. Coordinate new VISTA recruitment/selection, 3. Assist with site visits and project monitoring, 4. Support community engagement of member campuses.
QUALIFICATIONS: YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED 1 FULL YEAR OF PRIOR VISTA SERVICE TO APPLY! Strong candidates will have: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree; experience with college service programs and programs serving low-income adults and/or youth; strong writing and organizational skills; knowledge of social media platforms and MS Office products. Role demands passion for the VISTA mission of fighting poverty and for the Campus Compact vision of higher education as a path to active citizenship. Must be U.S. Citizen or have permanent legal resident status. The VISTA Leader will serve at the Compact’s office in Elon, NC, on the campus of Elon University. Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning. Learn more at www.nccampuscompact.org.
BENEFITS: Education award upon successful completion of service, Modest Housing support, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Training, Relocation Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible.
The start date for these positions are flexible but we expect to fill both by mid-November.
To apply please send a letter of interest and a current resume to Program Coordinator Chad Fogleman (firstname.lastname@example.org).