Internship/Job Announcement: AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Open Date:

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Close Date:

Friday, September 13, 2013

Job/Internship Title: 

AmeriCorps*VISTA Member

Organization: 

Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country

Job/Internship Location: 

Native American Boys & Girls Clubs in
AZ, CO, ME, NM, OK, & SD

Organization/Company Website:

http://www.naclubs.org

Skills and Qualifications:

Essential
Skills and Attributes
• Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity.
• Ability to work independently in diverse environments with limited
supervision.
• Spirit of cooperation and ability to work as a team player.
• Ability to manage several concurrent issues and solve problems effectively.
• Ability to complete paperwork and meet deadlines.
• Strong written and verbal communications skills; organizational and time
management skills.
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Experience in or knowledge of Native cultures and issues preferred.
• Knowledge and experience in nonprofit agencies is preferred.
• A full-time workload is expected of VISTA members. VISTAs may attend
classes during the service year, but it cannot interfere with their service.

Education and experience requirements: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Fluent
English required; Spanish desirable.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Description
& Responsibilities

Have you envisioned yourself leading a non-profit or community based
organization? With Boys & Girls Clubs in Indian Country (BGCIC), you will
work to build capacity for a youth serving organization and gain experience
in program management.

BGCIC AmeriCorps*VISTA members will work in different Clubs to build
organizational capacity in order to lift youth out of poverty and provide
them with opportunities to become productive and responsible members of their
community.

VISTA members assist Native American Boys & Girls Clubs with activities
such as (each site will vary as to emphasis):
• Internal Operations & Management: Position the Club to have maximum
impact and aid youth to succeed in adulthood, as defined by Boys & Girls
Clubs of America’s Goals for Youth (i.e. review current policies of the
organization and draft new policies as needed).
• Program Delivery and Impact: Improve the Club’s program delivery (i.e.
assess programming gaps and needs, and then adapt programs to be culturally
and locally relevant).
• Resource Development: Ensure sustainability of the local Club organization
through fund seeking tasks (i.e. identify and pursue potential funding
resources).
• Sustainability: Ensure sustainability of the local Club organization
through tasks to further embed the Club in the community (i.e. create a
public relations and recruitment plan).
• Strategic Relationships: Build strategic relationships in the community to
ensure sustainability (i.e. develop a plan for increasing partnerships).

VISTA members are also expected to:
• Report to their onsite Club supervisor.
• Attend and actively participate in team meetings and staff functions.
• Meet reporting requirements.
• Fulfill other responsibilities as necessary.

Salary and Benefits:

Each VISTA
member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project
at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service,
AmeriCorps VISTA members receive the following benefits;

– A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,550) or post-service stipend
($1,500).
– Modest living allowance.
– Healthcare benefits while in service.
– Access to the network of VISTA & VISTA alumni (170,000 strong).
– Childcare assistance while in service.
– Relocation allowance and travel to pre-service orientation.
– Student loan forbearance or deferment while in service.
– One year of noncompetitive status for a federal government job.
– Professional training and development and support for advancement in the
field of non-profit management.
– Additional benefits may be provided on a site-by-site basis, but are not
required.

How to Apply:

Last
day to apply: Friday, September 13
Last day to interview: Friday, September 20
Last day to accept a position (if offered): Friday, September 27

A mandatory Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) will take place mid-November 2013,
exact dates and location TBA, and service begins as soon as you return from
the PSO.

All positions are subject to a criminal background check. Please note that a
conviction alone will not bar you from employment. Each conviction should be
disclosed should you receive an interview and will be reviewed with respect
to the offense, circumstances, and position for which you apply.

To Apply: Submit an AmeriCorps application online by visiting <a href="http://my.americorps.gov&quot; title="Go to http://my.americorps.gov“>my.americorps.gov”>http://my.americorps.gov
and clicking on the “Apply to serve” link.

• AmeriCorps application is current and up-to-date.
• Applications should be completed in full. Each section should have content.
• Full sentences, complete thoughts, spelling, and grammar do count!
• References should be no more than 1 year old. References should not be
family or friends.

Contact Information: *

Gretchen Garman

Contact Number: *

(443) 302-2080

Contact Email: *

vista@naclubs.org

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