• Workforce Development AmeriCorps VISTA

    Posted: 02/10/2021

    Job details

    $14,000 a year
    Job Type


      • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

    Full Job Description

    In this position you will be able to help support families connect to positions and help employers connect with local candidates on Aquidneck Island. You will be supporting the Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce and East Bay Community Action Program build their capacity to help families reach their career goals. This position is part of a National AmeriCorps VISTA program where you are dedicated a year of service to the City of Newport with a stipend and other benefits, including a cash payment at the end of your service year or funds for school/towards your school loans.

    Member Duties : A VISTA member would help the Chamber team by surveying local businesses regarding the total number of employment opportunities they have and the number of vacancies that exist; contacting trade organizations and other relevant entities to determine what apprenticeship/job training programs exist as well as the number of openings and requirements for each program; and surveying higher education institutions to better understand academic requirements for various career paths. The preference will be to have a VISTA member who is a bilingual person in Spanish and English, so this position can serve as well to an increasing Hispanic population that also look for new opportunities and training to improve the conditions of living in Newport county and hence also to contribute better to the local economy.

    Program Benefits : Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

    Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

    Service Areas : Neighborhood Revitalization , Community and Economic Development , Children/Youth , Education , Community Outreach .

    Skills : Team Work , Recruitment , Leadership , Overcoming Challenges in Life , Youth Development , Communications , Conflict Resolution , Writing/Editing , Education .

    Job Types: Full-time, Contract

    Pay: $14,000.00 per year


    • Flexible schedule
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Referral program
    • Tuition reimbursement


    • 8 hour shift

    Supplemental Pay:

    • Bonus pay


    • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

    Contract Renewal:

    • Possible

    Work Location:

    • Multiple locations

    COVID-19 Precaution(s):

    • Remote interview process
    • Personal protective equipment provided or required
    • Temperature screenings
    • Social distancing guidelines in place
    • Virtual meetings
    • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
    Interested candidates may apply here

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