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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 AmeriCorps 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.

Current openings:

Operations Development VISTA

Diversity and Inclusion VISTA

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@aimcharity.org

AMERICORPS Director

Posted September 1, 2021

Responsible for coordinating and developing all aspects of the Americorps program. This work includes collaborative leadership, agreement building, execution of feasible timelines and budgets, outcomes development, communications and commitment to the strategies of AIM’s community impact work. This position requires frequent contact with vendors, volunteers and clients.      
 
Essential Functions and Responsibilities  
• Develop creative and engaging recruitment strategies in order fill all open AmeriCorps positions. 
• Develop on-boarding & continuous training opportunities for AmeriCorps members. 
• Collaborate with program directors to place and manage AmeriCorps members.  
• Collaborate with grant writer to develop reports for tracking grant outcomes and submitting reports monthly. 
• Collaborates with VP of Operations to assess staffing needs and identify gaps that can be filled by AmeriCorps members.  
   
• Attend national training as required 
 
• Maintain reporting and payments in the egrants system. 
 
• Monitor the time and attendance of AmeriCorps members.  
 
• Monitors the AmeriCorps program budget to ensure budgetary and program goals are met or exceeded.  
 
• Identify and communicate program needs with the VP of Operations. 
 
• Coach and mentor AmeriCorps members to facilitate their professional development.  
 
Title Director of AmeriCorps Programs Classification Exempt Department Operations Reports To Vice President of Operations 

 
Job Specifications: • Represent AIM in a positive and professional manner.  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, clients and vendors to maintain a strong and cohesive team environment.   • Exhibit professional communication and client service skills.   • Demonstrate flexibility daily to accomplish the mission and vision of AIM.      
 
Qualifications: • Associate degree from an accredited college/university preferred.      • 2+ years of experience in supervising employees preferred.   • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. • Self-motivated to set priorities and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision required.   • Ability to interact effectively with people who are diverse in skills, cultures, authority levels, interests, backgrounds, and economic status, to build relationships and get tasks accomplished required. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Ability to learn new software or systems as necessary for job requirements.  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.    
 
 
Physical Activities & Demands: • Sitting, typing, and viewing a computer screen for extended periods of time.   • Moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another. • Repeating motions that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. • Light work that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds.  
 

Please email resume and cover letter to careers@aimcharity.org