YWCA Missoula - Transitional Housing 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 first VISTA Project is completion of an assessment of the Transitional Housing Program which was developed and administered during the first and second year of the project. Completion of the assessment will lead to the creation of procedures and practices to fill some of the identified gaps in services. The VISTA will also continue efforts to secure resources to support expansion of the transitional housing program. The VISTA member will conduct focus groups to improve the Transitional Housing (TH) program, give outreach presentations regarding YWCA Missoula services, write grant applications and reports, and measures to assure sustainability of the program improvements. These efforts will allow YWCA of Missoula to reach one of their goals of reducing poverty by empowering women and children in the community, breaking the cycle of violence, and creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

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:

Education: 
Undergraduate Degree
Benefits: 
What Benefits VISTA Members Receive 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: 
Missoula, MT
FT/PT: 
FT
Work Schedule: 
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year. Hours are generally M-F 9-5 with occasional evening and weekend work although that is not guaranteed.
How to Apply: 
1. This position can be found specifically at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=45114&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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