|Category||Community Outreach , Housing , Education .|
Des Moines Civil & Human Rights, IA&MN Campus Compact VISTA
We believe in equality with respect and justice for all. The Des Moines Civil & Human Rights Commission is a city government department that enforces illegal discrimination laws in the City of Des Moines. We work to advance justice, promote equality and ensure the protection of human rights for all people in Des Moines through education, advocacy, community engagement and investigations of civil rights violations. Our goal is to make Des Moines a leading example of protecting human rights and equality for all, with a culture of inclusiveness, respect and peace. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. There are three focus areas, this project being in the Opportunity Corps which supports sites in long-term approaches to issues related to personal economic success including housing and employment support. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Start date is pending/negotiable. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
Member Duties : The VISTA member will offer community-based learning opportunities to residents, particularly those that are dependent on sources of income other than salary or wages, to pay their rent. The VISTA member will also help strengthen community partnership and create a report towards the end of the term to share with all the partners and participants from the learning opportunities.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Housing , Education .
Team Work , Social Services , Leadership , Conflict Resolution , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking .