Heart of Florida United Way seeks education staff to serve as VISTAs


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Are you a recent college graduate? Are you looking for work experience in the nonprofit field? Are you recently retired? Or do you have a desire to give back to your community? If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, Heart of Florida United Way (HFUW) is currently recruiting AmeriCorps* VISTAs (Volunteers in Service to America) to support a variety of HFUW’s educational initiatives.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a federally funded program designed to fight poverty with passion. VISTA members commit to one year of national service and receive a modest living stipend ($946/month), healthcare coverage, childcare benefits (if qualified) and an end of service education award ($5,550) or cash stipend ($1,500).

Between now and January 3rd, HFUW will be hiring 11 VISTAs that will serve at a public school in Orange, Osceola, or Seminole County as a Volunteer Coordinator.  Each VISTA will spend a year focused on capacity building and the recruitment, training, and management of school based volunteers.

HFUW is recruiting an additional two individuals, who will primarily focus on identifying successful reading initiatives and establishing a middle school early warning indicator system.  Based out of HFUW, these individuals will work with HFUW staff to engage school officials and community stakeholders in this work.

To apply, interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter identifying the position(s) in which they are interested to Kayla Lopes at kayla.lopes@hfuw.org.  For more information about VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/programs/americorps_vista.asp.

Submitted by Anna Maria Lewis-Heckel, Manager of Education Programs and Initiatives, Heart of Florida United Way. 

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