EMERGE VISTA is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 program year!

The AmeriCorps VISTA program offers members a modest living allowance in exchange for a year of volunteer service at participating host sites. All positions in the Emerge VISTA program will start with a pre-service orientation training, tentatively scheduled to start on July 29, 2014 and will serve full-time (40 hours per week) through Aug 1, 2015. (See right side bar for additional information on VISTA benefits). Emerge VISTA has multiple service opportunities currently available:

 

Emerge Community Development, Minneapolis MN, EMERGE VISTA Leader: The Emerge VISTA program is looking for a creative, energetic, go-getter to lead our team of 12 VISTAs as they change the field of ex-offender reentry in Minnesota! YOU MUST HAVE SERVED ONE SUCCESSFUL YEAR AS A VISTA PRIOR TO STARTING YOUR SERVICE. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Carver County, Chaska MN, Reentry Project Specialist: Are you interested in helping people reintegrate from jail back into the community? Come and join Carver County on our new Employment Reentry program! For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Council on Crime and Justice, Minneapolis MN, Criminal Records Website Creator/Administrator: Make your mark! Build a centralized online hub of resources, discussion and research that will assist people suffering under the collateral consequences of having a criminal record in Minnesota. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Dakota County Sheriff’s Office, Hastings MN, Employment & Financial Education Coordinator: Gain experience in a fast-paced, unique environment developing programs, coordinating events, and providing support for adult male offenders as they prepare for release. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Emerge Community Development, Minneapolis MN, Financial Opportunities Center Builder: Choose to be part of an innovative team, changing the economic landscape of north Minneapolis by expanding existing free tax preparation services within EMERGE’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site! For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Emerge Community Development, Minneapolis MN, EmergeWORKS Business Development Specialist: EmergeWORKS is a social enterprise undergoing a rebranding of its employment services. Apply today to this great opportunity to be influential in capacity building for our participants, especially ex-offenders. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Emerge Community Development, Minneapolis MN, EmergeWORKS Enterprise Sales and Marketing Specialist: Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Join our enterprise team and help Emerge launch its newest social enterprise focused on new employment opportunities and giving back to the community.  For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Emerge Community Development, Minneapolis MN, EmergeWORKS Sales and Marketing Specialist: If you have a passion for community development and advocating on behalf of ex-offenders and at-risk young men, then the VISTA Sales and Marketing Specialist role is the perfect position for you.  For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Goodwill/EasterSeals, St. Paul MN, Employment Developer and Financial Literacy Navigator: Work with one of Minnesota’s largest nonprofit organizations to increase its capacity to better serve ex-offenders by developing new relationships with community employers and strengthening the program’s financial literacy education efforts. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Jobs Foundation/Tech Dump, Golden Valley MN, Adult Training Specialist: Be part of the solution: join our social enterprise and create a pathway to self-sufficiency for ex-offenders through our on-the-job training program. Leave a legacy as a training specialist. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

My Father’s House, Minneapolis MN, Business Development Specialist: With a focus on employment & sobriety housing, we supportively engage staff, volunteers & collaborators in developing creative solutions to felony/recovery challenges & related employment prospects.  For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Twin Cities RISE!, Minneapolis MN, Internship & Education Services Associate: We’re seeking individuals who have a passion working with the reentry community and want to combat generational poverty…is that individual you? If so apply today!! For more information and to apply, click HERE.

Twin Cities RISE!, St. Paul MN, Employer Services Associate: Make your mark by spending a year helping men and women from deep poverty, especially ex-offenders, develop the skills they need to get living wage jobs and become self-sufficient over the long-term. For more information and to apply, click HERE.

 

Member Benefits:

  • Monthly Living Allowance of $983 (metro area, pre-tax)
  • Choice of a $5,645 educational award or $1,500 stipend
  • Health care benefits (does not meet ObamaCare requirements- see FAQ below)
  • Relocation expenses (if eligible)
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment (if eligible)
  • Child care assistance (if eligible)
  • 10 sick days and 10 holiday days
  • Travel for VISTA Service Training
  • Invaluable training and experience!

Want more details on the benefits of VISTA service? View our Prezi!

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What is AmeriCorps VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a year-long volunteer opportunity where you can work to help build the capacity of a local organization to carry out programs that fight poverty by recruiting and managing community volunteers, raising funds, and helping to manage projects. Emerge VISTA members serve at area organization to expand job opportunities, develop financial assets, create trainings, etc for Minnesotans with criminal records.

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