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2021-2022 Volunteer Iowa VISTA Leader

Company : AmeriCorps
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2021-2022 Volunteer Iowa VISTA Leader

Candidates MUST have completed a year of AmeriCorps or Peace Corps service prior to this position. Volunteer Iowa (the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service) is a state agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. Our work is directed by a group of commissioners who represent different agencies and organizations that have an interest in service. Our office administers AmeriCorps State programming in Iowa, but we also oversee our own AmeriCorps VISTA project. We utilize VISTAs both directly in our office and in placements with partners statewide. Through our statewide Volunteer Iowa Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA Program we will seek to create a climate where low-income students and individuals, and those affected by the opioid epidemic, are provided the tools needed for success. AmeriCorps members with the Volunteer Iowa program will have the benefit of a statewide support network of Volunteer Iowa staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, and fellow AmeriCorps VISTA members. The Volunteer Iowa AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will serve at the Volunteer Iowa office in Des Moines, Iowa. The position is an exceptional opportunity to put leadership skills gained during your first year of service to work, recognizing and highlighting the talents of potential VISTA members and supporting the Volunteer Iowa AmeriCorps VISTA team. In addition to attending a VISTA Leaders Training, the VISTA Leader will be provided a variety of opportunities to develop skills through training, networking, and professional development experiences, as well as leadership opportunities on special projects within Volunteer Iowa. Start date is flexible for a well-qualified candidate!

Member Duties : The VISTA Leader will raise awareness of national service opportunities across the state by participating in outreach activities such as career and volunteer fairs, informational sessions, and more. The VISTA Leader will participate in applicant tracking and screening, using their experience as an AmeriCorps member to answer questions and provide helpful insight. The VISTA Leader will also assist with the creation of recruitment and marketing materials for print and digital platforms. The VISTA Leader will work in partnership with Volunteer Iowa’s second VISTA Leader to support members, providing resources and professional development opportunities, as well as reviewing member reports, organizing activities to celebrate days of service, and finding ways for our members to connect with each other. This is a great opportunity for the member to serve in state government, learn about Volunteer Iowa’s nonprofit partners, and pursue an interest in the service and volunteerism field.

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Training , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible .

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    Terms :
    Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

    Service Areas :
    Health , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Hunger , Education .

    Skills :
    Public Speaking , Team Work , Conflict Resolution , Leadership , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Computers/Technology , Communications , Recruitment , Non-Profit Management , General Skills .


    Program Type:

    AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders


    2021-2022 Volunteer Iowa VISTA Leader

    Program Start/End Date

    06/07/2021 - 06/06/2022

    Work Schedule
    Full Time

    Education level

    College graduate

    Age Requirement

    Minimum: 18 Maximum: None

    Program Locations


    Accepting Applications

    From 03/17/2021 To 05/12/2021

    Jana Daisy

    1963 Bell Ave

    Des Moines IA 50315


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