NeighborWorks MT VISTA

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

The goal of the Montana Wyoming Tribal Housing Coalition is to provide assistance to the tribal housing entities in Montana, as well as increase housing opportunities for urban American Indians. The purpose of the Coalition is to share information and provide cross-tribal training and capacity building among the reservations in Montana, resulting in increased housing availability and affordability on Montana's reservations. In order to achieve success, the tribal housing entities must work together and learn from each other to capitalize on the strengths and knowledge within the state. The Coalition's goal is for each tribal housing entity and reservation to have a robust housing program including both rental and homeownership programs.

The VISTA project will complete project activities meant to build capacity on Montana and Wyoming's reservations by improving the availability and affordability of housing. The VISTA will work closely with members lo conduct relevant research to develop a website for the MWTHC, organize homebuyer education classes and think of creative ways to expand homebuyer education on reservations, pursue funding through grants and applying for other federal housing programs, provide technical assistance to tribal housing authorities, and conduct other special projects aimed at increasing housing availability throughout the reservations.

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 http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp 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:

Benefits: 
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.
Location: 
Pablo, MT
FT/PT: 
FT
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: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=47912&fromSearch=true OR 1. Visit the website; http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp 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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