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We’re hiring! FutureHeights seeks AmeriCorps VISTA member!

FutureHeights is seeking a creative, focused and personable AmeriCorps VISTA member to join our team for 2019-20.

The FutureHeights Full-Time VISTA will assist FutureHeights, the city’s community development corporation, in serving all residents and neighborhoods by developing marketing and outreach strategies to help the organization reach new audiences and community members.  The VISTA member would staff the newly created FutureHeights Branding and Marketing Committee. View the Job Description.

This is a full-time position for 12 months, beginning November 2019. The application closes Oct. 14, 2019. To apply, please go to the VISTA portal at http://www.americorps.gov/, click on “Join AmeriCorps!,” choose Ohio on the drop down list, and search for the FutureHeights position. Contact FutureHeights at 216-320-1423 or sbasu@futureheights.org with questions.

About the AmeriCorps*VISTA program: VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. The focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities. The program is administered by the Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA), a statewide membership organization of Community Development Corporations (CDCs).

The VISTA will receive a modest living allowance (established in writing by VISTA; the stipend is expected to be $1,026 per month), health coverage, and the choice of either an education award or an end-of-service stipend upon completion of service (The education award is valued at $5,920, and many institutions participate in a matching program. The cash stipend is $1,500). VISTA members are able to hold a part-time job or attend school, as long as it does not interfere with the VISTA service position. Learn more about VISTA Benefits.

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