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Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Maine

CategoryEducation .
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
Saint Joseph's College of Maine

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 : This position will assist the Admissions team to strengthen college access for under-served populations in Maine. Working with high schools and social service organizations that serve diverse populations, the VISTA will liaison with college counselors and recruit student volunteers to support new college applicants by working with after school groups and parents to increase understanding of the value of higher education, assisting with paperwork, identifying/applying for scholarships, and more. The VISTA will compile a best practice handbook to be used by future VISTA volunteers, the Admission team, and the future Diversity Officer. The ideal candidate will demonstrate independence and curiosity, be a skilled written and verbal communicator, and have a good understanding of diversity and inclusion work.

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

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

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

Service Areas :
Education .

Skills :
Team Work , Community Organization , Youth Development , Education , General Skills .

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