Literacy Coalition of Central Texas VISTA: Education & Volunteer Coordinator

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

 

VISTA EDUCATION & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Dallas, TX   |   Applications accepted until position filled

 

  1. POSITION OVERVIEW

Would you like to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member?  A VISTA member’s commitment to serve includes:

  • 1-Year term of full-time (40 hours/week) volunteer service at nonprofit agency
  • A monthly living allowance of ~$1000 a month (depending on county)
  • Health and prescription drug benefits
  • Eligibility for additional stipends and benefits to assist with relocation expenses and childcare
  • End-of-Service Benefits – members elect to receive either a cash stipend or the Segal Education Award (applicable to student loans or future tuition) upon fulfillment of their service commitment
  • Invaluable on-the-job professional development experience for career advancement?

 

Workers Defense Project, in partnership with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas (LCCT), is seeking talented individuals for an AmeriCorps-VISTA position at our Dallas office. The Education and Volunteer Coordinator position will help:

  1. Assess curriculum, materials, and administrative policies and procedures for WDP’s English classes, safety trainings, and leadership development workshops to help improve the quality of adult education opportunities.
  2. Evaluate and improve recruitment and registration systems for WDP’s English classes, safety trainings, and leadership development workshops to increase the number of adults and families receiving literacy services in North Texas.
  3. Assess and improve WDP’s membership registration and member dues collection systems to create program sustainability.
  4. Develop, implement and evaluate volunteer coordination policies and procedures to increase the number of volunteers and to improve training and support structures.

 

  1. SERVICE HOURS

AmeriCorps-VISTA members serve an average of 40 hours per week for 12 months. We have flexible hours that can be tailored to an individual’s schedule.

 

  1. QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred:

  • College graduate and one year in a non-profit setting as a paid employee or volunteer.  
  • Fluent in Spanish (strong written and verbal communication skills)

 

Minimum:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Interest in serving vulnerable populations.
  • At least 18 years or older.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Ability to serve flexible hours as requested – some Saturdays and evenings.
  • Access to reliable transportation to and from host site on a daily basis.
  • Agree to submit to a criminal background check, as well as the National Sex Offender Registry.
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people (including faith, labor, and Latina/o immigrants, among others.)
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong computer literacy skills

 

  1. TO APPLY

Send email with your resume to and cover letter to: jason@workersdefense.org and aosburn@willread.org

 

Applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications are considered on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Qualified applicants are screened and interviewed by both Workers Defense Project and LCCT.

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