Campus Compact - UMaine at Augusta
The Northern New England Campus Compact VISTA Collaboration is a full-time, post-graduate service opportunity program. VISTA members serve with K-12 schools, colleges and universities across beautiful Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to build capacity in educational institutions fighting poverty. This VISTA Program provides high-impact professional development and training for our VISTA members. Training addresses skills required to carry out the assigned VISTA role, as well as skill-building that will be valuable to the VISTA member in their future professional pursuits. The program is a cohort-based experience that creates the opportunity to learn from peers in the program, to share what is learned in service, and to foster a supportive service year community.
Member Duties : The VISTA serving at UMaine at Augusta will coordinate information and resources to increase UMA's capacity to increase access to and retention in higher education for low-income individuals in Central Maine and statewide. The VISTA will work closely with the New Ventures Maine program to develop and distribute outreach and communication materials about career and education options and resources, the benefits of higher education, program opportunities, community resources, and financial literacy information. The VISTA will strengthen and expand partnerships with college access and success organizations in the Maine community and with departments across the college, research informed access programming and practices to improve and expand offerings (such as financial literacy curriculum), recruit and manage volunteers, and improve tools to assess needs, collect data, and evaluate activity and program outcomes. Apply today! Priority is given to candidates that apply by June 12th.
Program Benefits : Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
General Skills , Computers/Technology , Communications , Recruitment , Strong Work Ethic , Conflict Resolution , Leadership , Team Work , Writing/Editing , Education .