April 23, 2010

UW-Parkside seeks Americorp*VISTA applications

Looking for a job? UW-Parkside's Americorps*VISTA program may be a good fit.

The university's Center for Community Partnerships has a number of AmeriCorps*VISTA positions available. The one-year appointments involve working with existing programs in the environment, mentoring, working with nonprofit organizations, and in community relations. Applications for these positions are now being accepted.

AmeriCorps*VISTA participants spend a year collaborating with local students, faculty, staff, and community partners to support community service and service-learning programs, developing strong campus-community partnerships focusing on anti-poverty outcomes, and improving access to college for low-income people. The positions available include working for Mentor Kenosha & Racine, for the Nonprofit Development Program’s “CAN Works” project, for Peace Learning Circles, and with the Environmental Center’s programs.

AmeriCorps*VISTA employees are paid approximately $891 per month. Satisfactory completion of a full year of service makes members eligible for a $5,350 education award paid in the form of a voucher to offset expenses or a $1,500 cash stipend. AmeriCorps*VISTAs are eligible to receive forbearance on most federal student loans along with health care coverage and child care.

Applications are now being accepted for these positions and interviews will continue through early May. Selection of this year’s AmeriCorps*VISTA employees will be announced in May 2010. Each position begins with paid national training scheduled in summer 2010.

For more information on each program or to apply, visit http://www.uwp.edu/departments/community.partnerships/employment.cfm, call Ruth Tylock at (262) 595-2637, or access ruth.tylock@uwp.edu by email.

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