AMERICORPS VISTA OPPORTUNITIES
Posted October 7, 2019
Visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website to learn more about this national service opportunity.
"For me, AmeriCorps VISTA was God's way of pointing me in the direction I needed to go. The VISTA position at AIM in the Development Office has lead me to build up my knowledge of nonprofits, build social capital, and prepare for the next steps in my life and career. I am blessed for the opportunity given to me to learn under such great leaders, such as Kristi King-Brock. I greatly recommend AmeriCorps VISTA to anyone looking for a next step in life." --Sarah Ann Skelton, 2018-19 AmeriCorps VISTA at AIM for Volunteer/Development
Since 1965, AmeriCorps VISTA members (Volunteers in Service to America) have brought their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations like AIM that help alleviate poverty. Today, over 8,000 AmeriCorp VISTA members are serving nationwide as catalysts for change, living and working alongside Anderson community members to advance local solutions. AIM has six VISTA positions.
BENEFITS OF SERVING AS AN AMERICORPS VISTA INCLUDE:
Living Allowance - Receive a modest bi-weekly living allowance to cover basic expenses.
Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) - NCE is a unique hiring path which makes it easier for federal agencies to hire you upon successful completion of your service.
Relocation Allowance - If you move 50+ miles from your home to a new community, you receive relocation travel assistance and a settling in allowance.
Professional Development Training - Attend in-person and virtual professional development opportunities throughout the year.
End of Service Award - Choose between a Segal Education Award ($5,920) to pay for a range of education expenses or a cash stipend ($1,800).
Child Care - You may be eligible to receive a child care benefit if you have children under the age of 13.
Healthcare Benefit - Choose between reimbursement for healthcare or a healthcare plan that also includes dental and vision coverage.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL STABILITY
Posted June 5th, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the management of AIM and United Way financial stability programs and staff that relate to economic security. These programs include: Financial Education, Pre-Employment Training Classes, Volunteers Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program additional community needs education Classes offered at AIM’s Training Center, and AIM’s X-Factor Soft Skills training program. The Director of Financial Stability and will report directly to AIM’s Vice President of Programs.
● Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; Master's degree in nonprofit education, experience in workforce development, economic development or related areas a plus
● Excellent program management skills
● Knowledge of organizational development and management principles
● Experience managing government contracts and producing positive outcomes
● Excellent organization and analytical skills
● Excellent written and oral communication skills
● Able to help create a strong team environment
● Must have the ability to interact effectively, both internally and externally to AIM, with people who are diverse in skills, cultures, and authority levels, interest, backgrounds and economic status, to accomplish tasks
● Commitment to AIM’s mission and programs
● Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Apps
● Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time in a professional manner
● Ability to prioritize work and complete work in a timely fashion
● Ability to be open minded to new work ideas and methods
● Provides direct supervision to all staff assigned to each program
● Experience in program development and evaluation
● Experience in workforce and/or economic development
● Experience in program management
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Manage Financial Stability, VITA program, AmeriCorps/AmeriCorps VISTA and AIM HIGH X-Factor program, SNAP2 Work program and staff.
● Oversee the Anderson County Vita program which includes supervision of AmeriCorps worker, volunteer recruitment, training, scheduling, and reporting in relationship to this program
● Take the lead in the AIM Food Stamp outreach program working in partnership with other AIM departments to provide services and track impact
● Oversee the Workforce development programs and provide regular reports to the Vice President of Programs on progress of workforce development programs toward goals and contract outcomes
● Establish and manage appropriate training classes for AIM internal programs and external community partners
● Develop and guide program staff toward successfully meeting goals and deliverable of programs
● Proactively engage team in developing solutions to improve results for direct services to clients and programs
● Document staff performance through regular performance reviews and evaluations with the human resources department
● Develop goals and objectives, program and curriculum and evaluation (indicators/outcomes) in collaboration with the Vice President of Programs
● Serve as a spokesperson for AIM in multiple forums, such as local events, networking opportunities, and other venues
● Oversee the development and monitoring of the annual program budget in collaboration with the Vice President of Programs
● Performance appraisal after introductory period
● Annual performance appraisal
● Attainment of annual goals established between the Vice President of Programs and incumbent
To apply, please email your application and cover letter to Glenn Breed at .