AmeriCorps Leader

Paid, Stipend40 hoursPhiladelphiaYear Round


The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) VISTA program is seeking one VISTA Leader to serve during the 2019-2020 project cycle to continue to assist the VISTA Project Supervisor in carrying out project responsibilities. The VISTA Leader will build the capacity of the program by developing a sustainable recruitment, training, and management system for the program. They will also provide capacity building assistance for PHMC’s overall referral system between programs and affiliates. They will also represent NNCC as a member of the National Service Task Force (NSTF), a collaborative partnership between AmeriCorps and National Service programs in Philadelphia.


Primary responsibilities will include supporting the recruitment and selection of high quality VISTAs by creating and executing communication strategies and streamlining the screening process, assisting with the development of orientation and ongoing training of VISTAs and their site supervisors, coordinating and monitoring monthly reports, and enhancing NNCC’s VISTA project sustainability. Applicants MUST have previous AmeriCorps experience, ideally, previous AmeriCorps VISTA experience. VISTA Leaders have successfully completed at least one year of VISTA service, or one full term of full-time service (serving 1,770 hours or more) with either AmeriCorps State and National or AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or at least one traditional term of Peace Corps service.

Member Duties:
•Leading and coordinating recruitment efforts for NNCC and its partner organizations for potential members for the 2018-2019 VISTA placements.
•Providing technical support to VISTA member applicants and staff throughout the recruitment process.
•Acting as a spokesperson for NNCC’s AmeriCorps VISTA program, and be knowledgeable about our other programs and services
•Maintaining regular and ongoing communications with VISTA members to track progress, recognize accomplishments, and provide support and feedback.
•Providing support to current VISTA members
•Educating staff and VISTA members about national service programs
•Planning and coordinating special service events
•Assist with organizing and conducting orientations for new VISTA members and corresponding staff.
•Representing NNCC on the National Service Task Force 10. Counseling VISTA members during exit and transition planning.

Service Areas:
•Neighborhood Revitalization , Ex-Offender Reentry, Education, Children/Youth, Housing, Health, Community and Economic Development, Homelessness, Community Outreach.

Skills :
•Community Organization, Communications, Recruitment, General Skills, Leadership, Non-Profit Management, Writing/Editing, Public Speaking, Team Work.

•Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.

Program Benefits:
•Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Housing, Training, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance.