AmeriCorps VISTA Project Manager

About the Position

The Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) AmeriCorps VISTA Corps is an anti-poverty initiative focused on building the capacity of campuses and their community partners to improve education outcomes for economically disadvantaged PK-20 students. Under the direct supervision of the CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA Program Director, the VISTA Program Manager is one of two program managers responsible for the management and support of our regional AmeriCorps VISTA program. The VISTA Program Manager is part of a highly collaborative team who are responsible for VISTA member recruiting and training, host site development and support, monitoring and reporting, supervision and support of 3-4 VISTA Leaders and general operations ensuring that all programmatic and financial activities comply with the terms and conditions of the program sponsor, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  Each member of the team will oversee a portfolio of host sites and VISTA members in addition to overall program responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise, directly and indirectly, AmeriCorps VISTA members and Leaders. Duties include: leading regular planning sessions and meetings; providing on-going coaching and support; completing formal performance evaluation; and regularly communicating with designated members and leaders.  
  • Support a designated set of VISTA members and host sites throughout the program year.  Duties include: reviewing progress on individual assignment descriptions, providing regular support for members and supervisors, and in-person site visits and cohort meetings
  • Manage VISTA and VISTA Leader recruitment, selection, and placement process.  Duties include: creation and distribution of communication and outreach materials; evaluating candidates; coordinating the assignment process; communicating with key stakeholders; and ensuring all necessary onboarding paperwork and processes are completed.
  • Co-lead VISTA member development programming.  Duties include: Collaborating with program staff and VISTA Leaders on content and delivery for member orientation, ongoing professional development corps building activities, and days of service.
  • Support program evaluation processes.  Duties include: develop a comprehensive data collection system for VISTAs and host sites, co-author required sponsor reports, and utilize data for program continuous improvement.
  • Support program communications.  Duties include: manage stakeholder contacts lists, member listservs,  and other related mechanisms; create content for communications about VISTA activities and impact; and assist in the distribution of approved content via print, electronic, and social media.  
  • Perform related program administrative functions.  Duties include: completion of VISTA enrollment paperwork; submission of payroll and service verification; handling of program/grant finances including procurements and reimbursements and document transactions; and ensure basic programmatic files (e.g. host site MOUA’s, contact reports, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned in support of the organization’s mission.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related academic program; Master’s degree preferred.  
  2. Minimum of 3 years relevant program and administrative experience; 4 to 6 years is preferred.
  3. Knowledge of AmeriCorps and national service program; direct experience with VISTA or a related initiative is strongly preferred.  
  4. Knowledge of and experience with software necessary to implement related duties.
  5. Strong initiative with demonstrated ability to independently implement program, identify and resolve day-to-day program problems.
  6. Ability to plan and implement workshops, meetings, and events which meet specific programmatic goals and service designated target audiences.  
  7. Strong written and oral communication skills including public speaking skills.
  8. Strong organizational and supervisory skills.
  9. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators as well as community-based agencies/groups and the public.

The CCSNE AmeriCorps VISTA Manager is a full-time (40 hours per week), overtime exempt position.  It is an end date position which is subject to renewal based on funding availability and incumbent performance.  The position will be in Boston, MA for the 2017-18 fiscal year and then relocated to central Massachusetts on or before July 1, 2018. The position will require regular regional travel which will require a valid driver’s license.   

How To Apply:

Please provide in electronic format:

  • Letter of interest linking your qualifications and experience to the priorities of the position.
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A list of three references (including title, address, telephone number, and email). References will not be contacted without permission

Please submit application materials to jobs {at} compact(.)org with the subject line “CCSNE VISTA Program Manager.”

Priority deadline for applications is Friday, May 5, 2017. 

About CCSNE

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,000 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We are a network comprising a national office and state and regional Campus Compacts. As the only national higher education association dedicated solely to campus-based civic engagement, Campus Compact enables campuses to develop students’ citizenship skills and forge effective community partnerships. Our resources support faculty and staff as they pursue community-based teaching and scholarship in the service of positive change.  Campus Compact for Southern New England (CCSNE) is a new regional compact consisting of member campuses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

Campus Compact is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization committed to building a more just and equitable future, we value diversity and seek candidates from underrepresented groups.

Campus Compact is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply and to indicate their national service experience in their application materials.