Full-Time Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Department:: Civic Engagement & Service Learning
Locations:: Lawrence, MA
Posted:: Apr 2, 2021
Closes:: Apr 16, 2021 - 11:59 PM EDT
Position ID:: 129648
Full-Time Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member - NECC Food Insecurity Program, 35 Hours per week; 12-month, grant funded position; Lawrence Campus; subject to approval from Campus Compact
Summary: Northern Essex Community College (NECC) seeks a VISTA member to provide capacity-building support for food insecurity programming. The VISTA member will build the capacity and sustainability of the food security programming to support student success, retention, and completion of their academic goals at NECC.
The AmeriCorps VISTA serving at NECC will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps. Serving as a part of the Campus Compact VISTA Corps provides VISTAs the chance to connect with corps members throughout multiple states, to create a network of support, and to share resources. Campus Compact supports the professional and personal growth of VISTA members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings throughout their service year.
Full-time, 12 months, (July 19, 2021 - July 18, 2022) grant funded position. Subject to approval from Campus Compact.
- Implement the sustainability plan for food insecurity programming.
- Assess the effectiveness of NECC's food security initiatives.
- Create a recruitment plan and training curriculum to increase volunteer participation.
- Communicate and collaborate with the local community and other colleges on issues and initiatives around college food insecurity.
As part of service, the AmeriCorps member will participate in training and professional development with fellow AmeriCorps members serving at other Campus Compact VISTA projects. Roughly 10-15 percent of the member's time will be devoted to professional development.
- Ability to lift at least 25 pounds.
- Travel between the NECC campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence.
- This position requires approximately 40% of in-person work even if the college is still functioning primarily remotely
AmeriCorps required qualifications:
- Be at least 18 years old upon entering service. There is no upper age limit.
- Be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.
- Not be listed in the National Sex Offender Registry database as having been convicted of sex-related crimes.
- Be willing to submit fingerprints for a criminal history background check.
- Be in a position to offer full-time service for one year without regard to regular working hours.
- Be able to relate previous education, training, military, or work experience, and demonstrate other relevant skills or interests necessary to perform a specific assignment.
- Be willing, to the maximum extent practicable, to live among and at the economic level of the low-income people served by AmeriCorps projects.
- Understand that AmeriCorps members serving at VISTA projects serve on a full-time basis. Therefore, there are special conditions that a member must meet if they decide to hold a part-time job, enroll in school, or are subjects of legal proceedings (civil or criminal) that may consume time needed for VISTA assignments. AmeriCorps service cannot be used to satisfy service requirements of parole or probation.
- Associates degree or higher.
- Attention to detail.
- Skills in marketing, outreach and grant-writing.
- Bilingual ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desired.
Campus Compact preferred qualifications:
- A passion for AmeriCorps VISTA's mission of fighting poverty and strengthening communities
- 2- or 4-year college degree strongly preferred
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Experience with college-level community service, service-learning, civic engagement, student leadership, STEM, and/or campus-community partnership work
- Ability to adapt to different work environments
- Desire for professional development through cohort-based program model
- High degree of integrity and professionalism
- Strong relationship-building & interpersonal skills
- Positive attitude and dedication to collaboration with diverse groups
- Strong organizational skills
- Bi-weekly living allowance of $1,027.88 (VISTA living allowance rates determined by county, follow the link)
- End of service award* (AmeriCorps member must choose one of two options)
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,345.00)
- End-of-Service Cash Stipend ($1,803.10)
- Relocation stipend for candidates moving more than 50 miles ($750)
- Healthcare benefits (AmeriCorps member must choose one of two options)
- Healthcare allowance for out-of-pocket expenses
- Basic healthcare coverage
- 10 Days Personal Leave
- 10 Days Sick Leave
- Child care assistance for children under 13 years of age**
- Student loan forbearance or deferment (depending on lender)
- 1 year of noncompetitive eligibility for federal positions*
- Access to professional development opportunities provided by Campus Compact & AmeriCorps
Additional Benefits Provided by Northern Essex Community College
- Parking pass
- Access to fitness center
- Access to professional development and training opportunities
*Contingent on the successful completion of a whole term of service
**Household income restrictions apply
ANTICIPATED START DATE: July 2021
TO APPLY: To be considered for this position you must submit a cover letter & resume online.
DEADLINE: April 16, 2021
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service and national origin and any other protected class in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations, Affirmative Action, non-discrimination policies, and Title IX compliance/sexual harassment: Assistant Director of Human Resources, Elizabete Trelegan B-219, 978-556-3928/ [email protected] Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at: http://www.necc.mass.edu/clery