Human Resource Development Council, IX VISTA

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Company Name: 
Montana Legal Services Association - AmeriCorps
Dates Open: 
Thu, 05/02/2013 - Fri, 06/07/2013

The Human Resource Development Council, IX is a private, not-for-profit Community Action Agency dedicated to strengthening community and advancing the quality of people’s lives. Focused on Gallatin, Park, and Meagher counties, which together encompass more than 2,500 square miles, they aim to achieve this by developing the resources (talent and capital) to help people of all ages and situations confront and overcome obstacles so that they can improve their lives. They focus on seven strategic challenges and operate multiple programs to address these pressing human needs in seven areas: Food and Nutrition, Housing and Homelessness, Child and Youth Development, Senior Empowerment, Community Transportation, Home Heating, Efficiency and Safety, and Community and Economic Development. Through their programs, they foster sustainable results through practical, comprehensive approaches to social and economic challenges. HRDC’s vision is to support and advance the quality of people’s lives through innovative and dedicated leadership in community development and human service.

This project with focus on ongoing development and implementation a mentoring program and development of a volunteer program to support the HRDC's homeless and financial literacy programs. The VISTA member will assess the needs of the community served by the program, which will not only be incorporated into Mentor Program development, but also the agency's strategic planning process. In addition, the member will lead efforts in evaluating program success and training volunteer mentor coordinators to ensure program sustainability.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Authorized in 1964 and founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993. VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 45 years.

Montana Legal Services Association has been an AmeriCorps intermediary for over 20 years. We are currently recruiting for 15 VISTA members.

What VISTA Members Do

VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, you'll create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

We would encourage the interested candidates to please visit the AmeriCorps website for your review. This site also has the detailed information about the AmeriCorps VISTA programs.

NOTE: The official process of application is through AmeriCorps Website, please follow the following instructions:

Living allowance, approximately $800-$900 per month · Medical Care allowance, up to $1600 per year · Relocation stipend for relocation for more than 50 miles (limited coverage) · Childcare allowance up to $400 per month, payment directly to the childcare provider (strict guidelines to qualify) · Educational Award $5550 or End of Service award $1500.
Bozeman, MT
Work Schedule: 
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year. The positions are a 24/7 365 day commitment and outside employment is not allowed . Hours are generally M-F 9-5 with occasional evening and weekend work although that is not guaranteed. Reliable transportation is required.
How to Apply: 
1. This position can be found specifically at: OR 1. Visit the website; 2. On the right side of the screen Select "Montana" for the state you want to serve in 3. Select the red "Search" button 4. There are 15 Montana Legal Services Association AmeriCorps*VISTA positions 5. Click on the postings you are interested in and there will be an overview of the job as well as a red "Apply Now" button for those who are interested.
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