Utah State University

AmeriCorps VISTA: VISTA Leader 2022-2023

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/25/2022 4:55 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5047
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Other
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hors per Week
College
E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Department
Inst for Disabil Res Policy & Pract
Advertised Salary
$1335 per month ($667.50 per pay period)

Overview

This full-time, one-year AmeriCorps VISTA service position is based at the main office of the Public & School Partnership at Utah State University. The mission of the Public & School Partnership (PSP) is to connect community members to the education, resources, and opportunities they need to elevate themselves and their neighbors out of poverty. The VISTA Leader position is a unique position because it contributes to this goal by serving as a guide, liaison, advocate, and resource for PSP’s VISTA members, ensuring that they have a successful year of VISTA service, as measured by VISTA satisfaction, client and site satisfaction, and various performance measures and outcomes.

 

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 and VISTA Leaders for one of two end of service options. VISTA Leaders can choose between an education award of $6345 or a cash stipend of $3000 (direct deposit). The pay, a living stipend, is $1335 per month for VISTA Leaders serving with PSP. Anticipated start date is July 5, 2022, pending successful candidate placement in this position. Start date is negotiable.

 

*REQUIRED: To serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, all applicants must have completed the equivalent of at least 1 full-time service term with: AmeriCorps VISTA (1 full service term), AmeriCorps (1700-hour service term), OR Peace Corps (1 full service term)*

 

Supervision: VISTA Leader will report directly to on-site supervisor. Because this position is based out of PSP's main office, the on-site supervisor will likely be one of PSP's program coordinators. VISTA Leader will also receive assignments from other PSP administrators and office team members.

 

Training: VISTA service and VISTA Leader orientation will be provided by the AmeriCorps VISTA federal agency and the Public & School Partnership. Site-based training will be provided by placement-site personnel.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate with PSP office team to support and improve upon VISTA member support and retention initiatives.
  • Collaborate with PSP Office administrative team to ensure successful VISTA member placement and sustainable project development.
  • Collaborate with PSP Office team to coordinate VISTA member engagement activities, including those related to service projects, National Service events, quarterly and monthly trainings, socials, and new VISTA member orientations.
  • Coordinate and engage in meaningful member, sub-site, and community partner recognition initiatives.

Qualifications

Minimum (Required) Qualifications:

  • 18 years of age at the time of placement
  • U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident
  • Completion of least 1 full-time service term with: AmeriCorps VISTA (1 full service term), AmeriCorps (1700-hour service term), OR Peace Corps (1 full service term)
  • Full-time commitment (40 hours/week) and one-year term of employment
  • Not on the National Sex Offenders Public Registry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the Google Drive suite
  • Community outreach, volunteer management, and resource generation experience
  • Proactive independent worker yet collaborative team member
  • Ability to maintain high level of performance, produce quality outputs, and feel successful without consistent direct supervision

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

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

Advertised Salary

$1335 per month ($667.50 per pay period)

ADA

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.

College/Department Highlights

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice is Utah’s federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The IDRPP was established in 1972 and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The IDRPP has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.

 

The IDRPP is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds.  We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization.  We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work.  We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.

 

Mission:

We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.

 

Values:

We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.

 

We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion. 

 

We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.

 

We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.

 

Funding Statement

The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee-for-service programs. All staff positions at the IDRPP are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the IDRPP with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.

 

College Highlights

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 provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

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.

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

*updated 04/18/2022

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