Americorps VISTA is a ONE YEAR commitment beginning June 10, 2019
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 1,500 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 Position during its year of service will:
Research national best practices in the areas of homelessness and social service delivery in mixed used, dynamic neighborhoods
Develop a recommended plan to address the safe and proper storage of belongs for individuals experiencing homelessness
Assist the Campus District in developing an operating and capital plan for a system to store belongs
Research food delivery occurring in the neighborhood and develop a report addressing any gaps and duplication
Contribute to the overall mission of Campus District to enhance the lives of all of our stakeholders
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
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
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.
For more detailed information on Americorps VISTA service visit www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service
Monthly Living Allowance: Vistas will receive the cost of living in their area. This works out to be around $1120 per 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/child under age of 13
Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.