Join the Vista Corps and spend a year doing something meaningful!

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits is looking to fill open positions in its AmeriCorps VISTA Program in Cottonwood, Globe, Miami, Phoenix, Sedona, Show Low and Willcox.

            “The Alliance’s AmeriCorp VISTA program is a tremendous opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community,” said Program Manager Robin Hanson.  “Whether it's a student taking a year off after college to explore opportunities or someone who is retired or semi-retired looking to stay active and involved and give something back, this can be a wonderful experience.”

            Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project or public agency to bring individuals out of poverty by building the organizational, administrative and financial capacity of the organizations, primarily in under-served rural communities.

Candidates must be 18 years or older with a community college or four-year college degree, pass a national criminal history background check or hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.

            Benefits for individuals accepted into the program include a living stipend; childcare benefits; federal education awards for themselves, their children or grandchildren; housing assistance; professional development opportunities; healthcare allowances; and possible preference in future opportunities for some federal positions.

            Current open positions are:

·Community Facilitator - CO+HOOTS Foundation – Phoenix

·Innovation Development - United Fund of Globe/Miami - Globe

·Business Engagement Specialistand Tourism Coordinator- City of 

Willcox

·Outreach Coordinator - Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

·Economic Development Specialist - City of Sedona 

·Program Specialist and Technology Specialist - Northeastern Arizona 

Community Resource Network - Show Low

·Career & College Readiness - Arizona Department of Education – 

Phoenix, and

·Sustainability Advocate - Cobre Valley Youth Club – Globe.

For more information, contact Juan Chavez at juanc@arizonanonprofits.org

or apply at my.americorps.gov.

I spoke with Robin Hanson about the program for our Valley Views program ...

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