AmeriCorps VISTA Member at Center for Community Engagement
Do you want to support college students' experiential, community-based learning? Interested in social justice work at the youth development level? We seek a motivated, organized, and compassionate individual for a one-year VISTA position at Middlebury College. The VISTA will work closely with the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) team to help coordinate and advise youth and mentoring student service organizations such as Page One Literacy Project, Middlebury College Access Mentors, and Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring. The VISTA will help build capacity in programs and community partnerships that improve college aspirations and success and help children, primarily from low-income backgrounds in Addison County, thrive. The VISTA will also build capacity around college-positive volunteerism and first-generation college student access and success by providing support to Middlebury College students as they pursue community-based endeavors.
The VISTA member will also support communications initiatives in the Center for Community Engagement to promote local and global community-connected opportunities. They will supervise college student interns and collaboratively create social media posts, blog posts, weekly e-newsletter, library displays, and other communications efforts that reach multiple stakeholders.
In addition to the $17,600 VISTA living stipend, we pay $500/month in housing assistance. At the conclusion of AmeriCorps service the VISTA member is eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of approximately $6,000 to pay to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans.