Campus District, Inc. Hiring AmeriCorps VISTA Member for 2018-2019!
Economic Opportunity Coordinator
Americorps VISTA Volunteer
Campus District Inc.
Americorps VISTA is a ONE YEAR commitment from June 19, 2018
Application Deadline is March 23, 2018
Campus District, Inc. (CDI) is a non-profit community development corporation serving the eastern half of downtown Cleveland. It is home to the Superior Arts District and our three anchor institutions: Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The Campus District is a very diverse neighborhood with over 2,000 student residents, 100+ artists, two large homeless shelters, and low-income families in concentrated public housing. CDI works to connect people to resources and to one another to make positive change at the personal and neighborhood level.
The VISTA will work towards these goals through:
- Continuing to develop and expand a local hiring program that connects individuals living in public housing in the Central neighborhood to job opportunities with job opportunities within the Campus District and surrounding neighborhoods
- Connecting people experiencing homelessness and currently incarcerated women to resources, work experience, and educational opportunities in the Campus District and neighboring communities,
- Assisting in the on-going operations the Business Improvement District (BID) in the northern Campus District to increase safety and attract businesses to vacant buildings, including connecting residents with opportunities to work for the Clean & Safe Ambassador Program
- Research best practices across the United States on affordable housing initiatives within gentrifying neighborhoods and develop a report on how these practices could be implemented in the Campus District, including identifying potential development sites
- Building the anchor institution housing initiative, which will incentivize employees at the three anchor institutions to live in new mixed-income housing being developed in the southern part of the Campus District/Central neighborhood,
- Researching and applying for funding opportunities to sustain programs.
- Identify apprenticeship opportunities with unions and businesses within the area and develop a comprehensive database to make the information available to neighborhood residents.
NEEDED SKILLSET AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent work experience) in social work, urban studies, human services, non-profit administration, communications or related field
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Possess an entrepreneurial, creative, and solution-oriented approach to issues
- Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to think strategically in the design and execution of projects
- Proficiency in computer and web-based information technologies and in preparing written reports and business correspondence
- Able to build rapport and relationships in community, business and institutional settings
- Ability to communicate and work with people of all racial, ethnic and income backgrounds and engage in critical conversations around racial equity and inclusion
- Self-motivation and an ability to work toward objectives and work independently
- Ability to be an active team member in a supportive work environment
WHAT IS an AmeriCorps*VISTA?
AmeriCorps*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.
- Monthly Living Allowance: Vistas will receive the cost of living in their area. This works out to be around $990/month dollars before taxes. Federal taxes are taken out, but State taxes are not.
- Time Off: 10 holidays, 10 personal leave days, 10 medical leave days
- End of Service Award: VISTA members who successfully complete a term of service are eligible to receive either a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815 to pay for college or to pay off student loans, or an end-of-service cash stipend of $1,500.
- Relocation: Members serving a 12-month term moving more than 50 mi. are eligible for $500
- Health Care Support: VISTAs are eligible for reimbursements through VISTA Health Care Allowance
- Child Care: May be eligible for $400/mo per child under age of 13
Learn more about these and other AmeriCorps*VISTA benefits at: www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
Please e-mail a cover letter stating your interest and how you meet the stated position qualifications along with your resume by no later than 4 pm on March 23, 2018 to:
Mark Lammon, Community Organizer
Campus District, Inc.
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Individuals will be notified by March 30th if they have been selected for an interview.