Position: AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Host Site: Winning Futures, Warren, MI
Hours: One year of full-time service (37 hours per week), M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm, some evenings and weekends required. October 1, 2021 – 2022.
AmeriCorps VISTA Members: Build capacity in nonprofit organizations to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for one-year terms.
Winning Futures is looking for support to help us continue our mission of empowering high school youth to succeed. As an AmeriCorps VISTA you will be responsible for volunteer recruitment support, developing resources to help students have success in school, and assist with activities that give students access to careers. Your efforts will make an impact on our students! Check out our video to learn more about what we do. Please note, you will have a blend of working at our office in Warren and from your home.
Annual Living Stipend: $14,960 (paid over the year)
End of Service Award: $6,195 (Education Award) or $1,800 (Cash Award) after completing one full year of service. Education awards may be used to repay qualified student loans or to pay all or part of current/future education expenses to attend eligible institutions of higher education. Click here for exact details.
Other Benefits: VISTA members also receive health benefits and childcare benefits (eligibility based). VISTA members are also eligible for student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment.
Education and experience: This position requires a high school diploma and one year of experience working or volunteering in an administrative role that includes data entry and other clerical tasks.
Submit resume to Vista@WinningFutures.org. In your email, put your full name in the subject line. Please do not directly contact staff members regarding this position. If you have questions, email Vista@WinningFutures.org. This position will start August 30, 2021 or October 1, 2021. Click here for the job posting or to learn more about Winning Futures.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide operations support to the program department.
- Assist with recruiting volunteers for our programs:
- Send emails and call leads generated by other staff members
- Process background checks and complete reference calls
- Support and attend Mentor Champion presentations (recruitment events at local companies)
- Preparation for and assistance at mentor trainings
- Identify and organize resources/research that supports workforce preparation/assisting youth in being successful
- Develop events and activities to support student success in school and at work
- Support the development and implementation of new program structures due to the impact of COVID-19 (virtual mentoring and one-on-one case management)
- Enter data into Excel spreadsheets.
- Complete clerical tasks.
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Extremely organized and detail oriented.
- Basic knowledge of MS Excel and Word.
- Ability to prioritize work, manage multiple projects and complete small jobs quickly by given deadline.
- Demonstrates initiative, shows resourcefulness, and asks questions when needed.
- Can take and follow direction; keep supervisor informed of progress.
- Maintains confidentiality with professional judgment.
- Returns phone calls and emails promptly.
- Align with our values of excellence, student focused, relationship focused, loyalty, positive attitude, teamwork.
- A commitment to diversity; embraces a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, religion, and ability.
- Passionate about our programs.
- Has a positive attitude; can laugh and have fun!
Winning Futures (www.WinningFutures.org) is an award-winning non-profit organization that empowers high school youth to succeed through mentoring, strategic planning, and career development. We transform high school students into becoming self-reliant, employable, productive adults. We help them see the path to a purposeful career and assist them in creating the road map to get there. Since 1994, we have impacted 49,000 students and provided $1.9M in scholarships. We have received many awards including Crain’s Best-Managed Nonprofit.