VISTA Position


What is a VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation's poorest urban and rural areas. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during their service, and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service. About 6,500 VISTAs are placed each year in more than 1,200 projects in low-income communities around the country. For additional information about the VISTA program visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Description

The Auburn University Office of Public Service works in conjunction with academic, administrative, and student offices on campus, 67 extension offices statewide, and more than 60 local, regional and national nonprofit agencies (including local school systems) to promote and support faculty/ staff and student engagement. We are seeking a VISTA to work in three areas focusing on expanding economic opportunity for underserved members of the community, assisting in capacity building for non-profit agencies in the Auburn Serves Network and improving effectiveness of College Prep Initiatives in area K-12 schools.

Member Duties

The Office of Public Services seeks a VISTA volunteer as a program assistant with primary responsibility for:

  1. Assisting in the administration of Campus Kitchens Project with a focus on increasing student volunteers and identifying additional food distribution sites
  2. Building and nurturing partnerships with community agencies in the Auburn Serves Network to include organizing volunteer fairs and training programs
  3. Assisting in development and implementation of program assessment for Auburn's College Prep initiative
Requirements
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Strong organization skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to function in both a university and community atmosphere
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
To Apply

Send your cover letter, resume and transcript to:

Office of Public Service
201 O.D. Smith Hall
135 S. College Street
Auburn University, AL 36849

or email it to outreach@auburn.edu.

Last Updated: June 1, 2012

Office of Public Service | 201 OD Smith Hall, 135 S College St | Auburn, Alabama 36849
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