Thursday, February 13, 2014

VISTA Opportunity with Help Me Grow

An AmeriCorps VISTA position is open in South Salt Lake to help with the expansion of Help Me Grow Utah (HMGU) across Salt Lake County. Help Me Grow is a free information line designed to connect families with community resources and information on child development. The VISTA is needed to (1) develop and engage in targeted outreach strategies for Salt Lake County’s diverse population, (2) identify and cultivate outreach opportunities between HMGU and private businesses, (3) conduct research for and populate HMGU’s dynamic resource database, (4) organize Salt Lake networking breakfasts, and (5) increase volunteer involvement with HMGU.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is hard-working, excellent at following instructions, good at creative problem-solving, and thorough. The candidate will also possess superior interpersonal skills and must feel comfortable approaching and interacting with families, community leaders, and health care professionals. Spanish-speaking skills, nonprofit or community outreach experience, and knowledge of child development are highly desirable but not required.

VISTA is needed to start on April 22nd. Position is one year starting with a pre-service orientation in Los Angeles (expenses paid by the VISTA program) from April 22-26th.

Benefits:
-Living Allowance ($946 a month pre-taxes),
-A $5,550 education award or $1,500 cash stipend upon completion of one year

-Health Coverage
-Relocation Allowance
-Childcare assistance, if eligible

Requirements:
-Full-time (40 hours per week) service for one year without school or other work commitments
-Some college experience
-At least 18 years of age
-General office and computer skills 

TO APPLY: Email resume and cover letter to Julie Miller at JulieM@unitedwayuc.org by Friday, March 21,  2014. An online application with AmeriCorps is also required after the interview process is complete.  

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