This full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA service position is hosted by the Public and School Partnership (PSP) and is based with Wasatch Mountain Institute in Wasatch County, UT. The goal of this VISTA position is to develop the capacity of the Wasatch Mountain Institute (WMI) and to build the foundation for sustainable funding and programming. The VISTA member will support WMI staff in developing training for school programs and summer camp field trips; coordinating curriculum development and youth education opportunities; identify areas of support for instructors who lead small groups of students in curricular activities, large-group community development, and nature interpretation activities; and assisting in grant writing and fundraising efforts, under the direction of WMI CEO/grant writer, in order to ensure program sustainability.
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 $1150 per month.
Anticipated start date is June 6, 2022, pending successful candidate placement in this position. Start date may be pushed back until successful candidate placement occurs.
Location: This AmeriCorps VISTA placement is based with Wasatch Mountain Institute, which is operates out of Wasatch County, UT. Possible combination of in-person and remote-based work, to be determined by the placement site supervisor.
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