Americorps VISTA | Community Engagement Assistant
ARE YOU READY TO SERVE? Lions Meadows of Hope is selecting an AmeriCorps VISTA to serve our foster care community. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national community service program offering a scholarship, living allowance, and other benefits to members in lieu of a traditional salary. Service members will work a flexible full-time schedule, and are able to have another part-time job or attend school if they choose. For more info on the program, visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista
The VISTA will assist with planning and directing community engagement outreach efforts. This includes organizing events, expanding our outreach, recruiting volunteers, streamlining the recruitment process for potential foster parents, assisting with other media and administrative related activities, and assisting with donor development and fundraising. An essential part of this position is expanding our reach in the Payne county community to recruit volunteers, foster families, and donors as well as support current foster families.
The successful candidate will come with ideas on how to expand the mission of Lions Meadows of Hope! They are an expert communicator who is highly self-motivated, teachable, and are not afraid of doing seemingly miniscule tasks to help others. They truly want to help more foster children find loving homes.
The candidate must fill out a VISTA application, attend the AmeriCorps Red River orientation, pass an FBI criminal background check and have supportive references.
18 or over
U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or national
Willing to serve a 12 month commitment (possibly renewable up to 5 terms)
Focused self starter
Loves children & people
Willing to do occasional administrative and organizational tasks
Compensation & Benefits
Living allowance (approx. $12,490/year)
10 sick days and 10 personal days
Education award ($6,195) or stipend ($1,800) at the end of service
Training and development opportunities
Settling-in allowance (optional)
Childcare allotment (optional)
Send resume to [email protected] to be considered for this position.