BY ERIN SUSMAN, OPERATIONS AND VISTA PROGRAM MANAGER, THE HUB
The Hub’s AmeriCorps VISTA program is excited to announce that we have three new opportunities to make a positive impact in the communities of Fairmont, Clarksburg, and Elkins!
Our AmeriCorps VISTA program helps build the capacity of organizations across the state to disrupt the cycle of generational poverty. Each of these sites addresses this goal in different ways, and we’re looking for dedicated individuals looking to make a difference in their communities to fill these roles starting July 19, 2021.
The FCDP Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA will lead a series of public forums, and support the development of a strategic plan to better respond to the needs of low-income families in Fairmont. The member will also support increasing disaster preparedness in families served by FCDP. The ideal candidate will possess strong public speaking, organizational, and analytical thinking skills, as well as a passion for building community.
The Monticello On-going Revitalization Effort (M.O.R.E.) Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA will develop organizational systems and recruit volunteers to help M.O.R.E. scale it’s work with the Kelly Miller Community Center and Margaret McCoy Community Garden in the Monticello neighborhood of Clarksburg. This member will develop partnerships with stakeholders in the community, and increase M.O.R.E.’s capacity to respond to the needs of the community. The ideal candidate will have a baseline knowledge of financial management systems.
The Randolph Ready HubCAP Coordinator VISTA will support community development projects in Elkins through The Hub’s HubCAP program, and develop and launch a service learning program at Davis & Elkins College. This VISTA will help bolster community pride and increase community involvement. The ideal candidate will have a passion for volunteerism, value partnership, and possess organizational skills.
AmeriCorps service is a great opportunity for anyone looking to expand their career experience while making a difference in their community. A living stipend, Education Award, healthcare benefit, child care benefit, and relocation allowance are offered. Anyone 18 years of age or older is eligible to serve in AmeriCorpsVISTA. Learn more about the benefits of service here.
Do you have questions about these positions? Contact me, Erin Susman, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!