Utah State University

  • AmeriCorps VISTA: Northern UT Native Connection 2019-2020

    City Logan Campus
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/28/2019 4:57 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Job Locations
    Category (Portal Searching)
    Program Management & Support
    Position Type
    Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
    Job Classification
    E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
    Center for Persons w/ Disabilities
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  • Overview

    This full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA position is hosted by the Public & School Partnership and is based at the Northern Utah Native Connection program that serves students in Cache County, Logan City, and Box Elder school districts. VISTA members with the Northern Utah Native Connection program work during school hours of operation to help school administration, teachers, and other staff to develop programs to implement and evaluate attendance, positive behavior support, and targeted academic interventions that benefit Native students. In addition, VISTA members will work alongside students, families, school volunteers, administration, faculty, and staff to improve efforts to support the academic success and school experience of Native students. 


    AmeriCorps VISTA is a National Service program. All AmeriCorps VISTA positions are full-time for one year, as mandated by the Corporation for National and Community service. Successful completion of a one-year service term qualifies all VISTA members for either an education award of $6095 or a cash stipend of $1800 (direct deposit). The pay, a living stipend, is $1026 per month.


    This strong, dedicated team is looking for candidates who are collaborative team members but who can also work independently. Primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

    • Working with school administration and teachers to develop academic and behavioral interventions that support Native student success
    • Educating and engaging parents, other family members, and community members
    • Collecting donations to support programs
    • Recruiting and training volunteers
    • Collecting and analyzing student data
    • Raising awareness of Native American history and cultures
    • Building partnerships with schools and community organizations


    Minimum qualifications:


    • 18 years of age at the time of placement
    • U.S. citizen
    • Full-time commitment (40 hours/week) and one-year term of employment
    • Not on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry
    • Access to reliable transportation

    Preferred qualifications:


    • Experience working with school administration, staff, and/or school community council (volunteer- or job-related)
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Microsoft Excel (or Google Sheets)
    • Community outreach and/or marketing experience (volunteer- or job-related)
    • Independent worker yet collaborative team member
    • Ability to work and feel successful without direct supervision

    Required Documents

    Along with the online application, please attach:

    1.  Resume to be uploaded to the candidate profile

    2.  Cover Letter 


    Please do not attach cover letter in the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter later on in the application. 


    **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

    University Highlights

    Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation.   As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.


    A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


    The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.


    USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.

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