AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach and Support Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Portland YouthBuilders
position summary:

PYB seeks someone who is inspired by working with young men and women who are transforming their lives through learning and service. This Community Outreach and Support Coordinator will provide support to both the Admissions Coordinator and the Student Support Manager. With the Admissions Coordinator, the person in this position will help raise awareness about PYB’s service by cultivating and maintaining relationships with community organizations and agencies and coordinating outreach projects, and assisting PYB applicants through the admissions process. This position will also assist the Student Support Manager with administrative tasks including tracking attendance, facilitating student drug testing, and analyzing student performance trends. Communication, organization and attention to detail are important qualities for this position.

Responsibilities: o Develop and maintain relationships with individuals, community organizations and agencies o Give presentations to individuals and groups and attend community events o Support and track individuals through applications process o Design, produce, and analyze student performance reports o Monitor student attendance o Manage drug testing program o Provide administrative support for the Admissions and Student Support offices

Salary / Pay Rate:In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance ($865/month in Portland, OR), which is related to the local poverty level, a monthly bus pass, and health benefits during their service. VISTA members also have the option of receiving a $4,725 AmeriCorps Education Award or a $1,200 stipend after completing their service. There are a variety of other benefits such as child care assistance, relocation allowances, and federal non-competitive status.
Qualifications:o AmeriCorps eligible o Valid Oregon Drivers License o Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people from diverse backgrounds o Ability to communicate in a variety of settings o Ability to coordinate and successfully complete projects and work independently o Experience with Microsoft Office and database management a plus
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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