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Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

Company: United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts and community schools.United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Community Engagement VISTAThe Community Engagement VISTA will work with the United Way education team to move the needle on improving grade level reading. They will be a backbone support to establish and support a strategic plan for community engagement. The VISTA member will maximize community outreach efforts and engage with families, children, educators, school districts, stakeholders and will participate in community building events. The VISTA will build capacity by creating a standard volunteer recruitment and management process, creating a monthly calendar displaying a variety of projects available for community engagement, Recruiting and training volunteers to lead events, and creating standard templates, processes and timelines for all education coalitions to receive and send information to share with all. The VISTA member will need to have reliable transportation and have the ability to work evening or weekend hours due to attending community outreach events.This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment. The position is based with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.Interested candidates must apply through the website.To find our listings go to the Advance Search ( and search for all opportunities with UWGLV in the program name (leave the program type and state blank).You can also follow the application link here to receive individualized support in completing the application.DIVERSITY STATEMENTWe believe that diversity of thought as well as cultural diversity of staff and volunteers strengthens United Way of Greater Lehigh Valley's ability to achieve its mission, vision, philosophy and values. United Way is committed to having a workforce and volunteer teams that reflect and celebrate the diversity of our community in all respects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is an equal opportunity employer.United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/DisabledA thorough background check will be conducted including Criminal Background, Fingerprint, and Child Abuse Clearance. - -

Keywords: United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Allentown , Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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