United Way of King County
Seattle, Washington
Thursday, December 21, 2017
17592
Pay Type: 
Annually
40
2/26/2018
Volunteer w/Stipend
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No
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United Way of King County is seeking 14 exceptional AmeriCorps VISTA members to join a team of 30 dynamic change agents working to fight poverty in King County!
United Way is building a community where people have homes, students graduate and families are financially stable. We deploy VISTAs with partner agencies doing excellent work in these arenas. VISTAs commit to serve full-time for one year at organizations across the county starting February 2018.

Your Role and What You Will Learn:

Our VISTAs enable agencies to more effectively serve clients. Instead of working directly with clients to deliver services, VISTAs work at the agency level to improve services, expand programs, and ensure clients receive the highest quality support. VISTA positions offer valuable opportunities to learn more about human service delivery, program operations, leadership, and nonprofit management.

Your Team:

VISTAs spend the majority of their time at their host agency and become crucial members of those teams. Additionally, United Way VISTAs meet as a team at least monthly to participate in high-quality training and professional development, networking opportunities, service projects, and reflection. Our members become part of an extensive nonprofit network with access to excellent resources and learning opportunities. While gaining valuable professional skills and experience, our team works together to change communities and improve lives.

We are offering the following VISTA placement:

Unloop
Community Engagement Specialist, Seattle
Join an organization that is building a pipeline from Prison to Tech, working to reduce recidivism by teaching computer programming in prisons and community colleges. Work to increase the effectiveness of education and employment support for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals by designing, implementing, and operationalizing community engagement programs, including grassroots donors and grant opportunities.

Benefits

Living allowance of $1,466 (pretax)
Loan deferment and payment of interest accrued during service year on qualified student loans (loans must be federally-backed; personal/private loans not eligible)
Health benefits that meet the minimum standards of ACA compliance
ORCA LIFT card
$5,815 Education Award or $1,500 cash stipend upon successful completion
Childcare assistance
10 days sick leave, 10 days personal leave, 9 federal holidays
Enrollment in an assistance program with 24-hour access to phone counseling
Noncompetitive eligibility for federal jobs for up to one year after completing service
Professional work experience
In-service training

A strong ethic of service and commitment to anti-poverty work
Demonstrated interest working with non-profits and/or degree in related field
U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence status (F-1 visas are not sufficient)
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Willingness to work in a collaborative environment
Excellent organizational abilities and project and time management skills
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing workload
Proficiency with MS office programs including Outlook, Word, & Excel
Willingness to maintain a strong work ethic in the face of challenges such as living within the means of the VISTA living stipend
Experience recruiting or managing volunteers, planning events, and/or working with homeless, diverse, or low-income populations a plus

Follow the link to submit a resume and cover letter. Indicate position(s) of interest in your letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of filling these positions by December 22. Please submit application materials as soon as possible for consideration, as we will begin interviews immediately.