This full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA service position is hosted by the Public and School Partnership (PSP) and is based at Aggies Elevated in Logan, UT. Aggies Elevated is an inclusive post-secondary education program for college-age students with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). The goal of the program after graduation is competitive, integrated employment. Our students pay the same tuition and fees that non-disabled students pay, plus a program-specific fee to offset the cost of the academic, independent living, social skills, and employment-related supports Aggies Elevated provides. We acknowledge that this program fee is a barrier to education for disadvantaged students, but we cannot remain sustainable without it. The overall goal of this project/placement is to assist Aggies Elevated to increase capacity through outreach, awareness, and funding, with the ultimate goal of making the program more accessible and affordable to students with disabilities.
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 $6345 or a cash stipend of $1800 (direct deposit). The pay, a living stipend, is a little over $1100 in a 30-day month/time period (before federal taxes).
Anticipated start date is August 2, 2021, pending successful candidate placement in this position
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
● Increase community awareness in underserved communities and attract program applicants from wider cultural identities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
● Coordination of fundraising events.
● Develop, coordinate, and improve upon efforts to support program participants in social and independent living activities, under the direction of the Program Director and other staff members.
● Must be at least 18 years old and must hold U.S. citizenship or legal state residency status.
● One-year, 40 hours/week commitment
● Proficiency in social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
● Community outreach, and resource generation experience
● Independent worker yet collaborative team member
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded in the candidate profile
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.
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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. 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 here.
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.
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