AmeriCorps is a national community service program allowing individuals to give back to their community and get paid for it! VISTA stands for Volunteers In Service To America and is a subsection of AmeriCorps focused on building capacity for organizations directly working to fight income inequality.
Through activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, members gain professional experience and leadership skills.
The City of Saint Paul VISTA program's mission is to build capacity of organizations that provide affordable and accessible high-quality early childhood programs and build capacity of organizations responding to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. A key aspect of our program is to promote professional development amongst members through collaboration and training opportunities.
In this position, you will work with the city’s internal Office of Financial Empowerment - CollegeBound Saint Paul program. This program is setting every child born on or after January 1, 2020, on the path to higher education and career training with a college savings account. To learn more about CollegeBound Saint Paul, please visit https://collegeboundstp.com/.
Terms & Program Benefits:
-One year of full-time service with rolling, monthly start dates -10 personal leave days & 10 sick leave days -Living stipend paid bi-weekly distributed evenly across the service term totaling $22819.16 -Healthcare
-Child care assistance -Professional development funds -Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,895) or End-of-term cash stipend ($1,800) More benefits information available at https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits
Job duties include but are not limited to:
-Develop a social media plan for year four of the program to build awareness of program and engagement with program by participants. -Design and implement a family engagement plan in collaboration with program referral and enrollment partners. -Expand and strengthen partnerships with early childhood service providers as well as financial health service providers. -Coordinate planning process to develop and implement a CollegeBound Financial Health Action Plan -Support the implementation of financial health pilots for CollegeBound families, including enrolling families in the City’s guaranteed income program -Develop and coordinate strategies to inform families of child care options & resources
-Help design a community assessment on the needs for child care at nonstandard hours
City of Saint Paul Mayor's Office
Saint Paul, MN 55101