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VAHC is Seeking to Fill TWO AmeriCorps VISTA Positions!

Posted June 8, 2016

We are currently recruiting for two AmeriCorps VISTA positions!

Communications/Outreach Coordinator: Help grow our members’ capacity to meet the needs of low-income Vermonters. For a full description and information, click here. To apply, fill out the AmeriCorps application here AND send resume and cover letter with three references to renee.vahc@gmail.com.

Resident Organizer: Help empower affordable housing residents to engage with their communities. For a full description and information, click here. To apply, fill out the AmeriCorps application here AND send resume and cover letter with three references to corrinemarie.vahc@gmail.com.

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Job Opportunity: VAHC is Looking to Fill AmeriCorps VISTA Resident Organizer Position!

Posted September 24, 2015

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (www.vtaffordablehousing.org) has re-opened its search for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to continue an exciting resident organizing and community engagement project. In response to a growing need for resident engagement and organizing in affordable housing properties, VAHC works to organize and build leadership among residents living in subsidized housing, some of which may be at risk of losing their affordability, undergoing changes in ownership and/or major building rehabilitation. The A*VISTA will:

  • Help organize & support resident associations
  • Provide logistic & communication support (plan resident meetings, create fliers, mailings, etc.)
  • Create resources for resident leaders & organizers
  • Fundraise for short- & long-term project needs
  • Strengthen the network of resident associations and leaders and staff a project advisory committee
  • Identify and promote community engagement strategies and leadership development opportunities for residents
  • Coordinate a long-term storytelling project and outreach campaign to tell the stories of residents in affordable housing
  • Identify and develop community engagement projects and strategies
  • Maintain detailed documentation of project activities & outcomes
  • Provide outreach to the media & broader community
  • Promote best practices by planning conferences and trainings
  • Interface with regional and national partners by attending conferences and trainings
  • Meet requirements of Vermont Youth Tomorrow Program, including weekly timesheets, quarterly reports, and newsletter articles; attend monthly training sessions; research and write a community profile; create a legacy manual; and participate MLK Day activities.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Interest in fields of affordable housing, homelessness and community organizing
  • Commitment to working on social justice issues
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work independently
  • Well-developed research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of web-based media
  • Commitment to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and agree to the protocols set forth by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
  • Housing, community organizing, social media, grant-writing experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and car required.

A modest living allowance of $1,108 a month (gross) is provided, as well as an end of service stipend of $1,500 or education award of $5,730. For a complete summary of benefits, visit www.americorps.gov. Health benefits are available, as well as personal and medical leave time. The position is open until filled, and the start date will be in November 2015. The placement is for one year from the start date. Successful candidates are required to attend a pre-service training in November. The position is based in Burlington, Vermont but serves a statewide organization.

To apply, please fill out an application at www.americorps.gov (click here for a direct link to our position) AND reply to this posting with your resume and cover letter:

Erhard Mahnke
Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition
275 Northgate Road
Burlington, VT  05408
erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.org
(electronic submission preferred)

 



Job Opportunity: VAHC is Looking to Fill AmeriCorps VISTA Resident Organizer Position!

Posted May 19, 2015

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to continue an exciting resident organizing project. In response to a growing need for resident engagement and organizing in affordable housing properties, VAHC works to organize and build leadership among residents living in subsidized housing, some of which may be at risk of losing their affordability, undergoing changes in ownership and/or major building rehabilitation. The A*VISTA will:

  • Help organize & support resident associations
  • Provide logistic & communication support (plan resident meetings, create fliers, mailings, etc.)
  • Create resources for resident leaders & organizers
  • Fundraise for short- & long-term project needs
  • Strengthen the network of resident associations and leaders and staff a project advisory committee
  • Identify and promote community engagement strategies and leadership development opportunities for residents
  • Maintain detailed documentation of project activities & outcomes
  • Provide outreach to the media & broader community
  • Promote best practices by planning conferences and trainings
  • Interface with regional and national partners by attending conferences and trainings
  • Meet requirements of Vermont Youth Tomorrow Program, including weekly timesheets, quarterly reports, and newsletter articles; attend monthly training sessions; research and write a community profile; create a legacy manual; and participate MLK Day activities.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Interest in fields of affordable housing, homelessness and community organizing
  • Commitment to working on social justice issues
  • Self-starter attitude and ability to work independently
  • Well-developed research, writing, and editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of web-based media
  • Commitment to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA member and agree to the protocols set forth by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
  • Housing, community organizing, social media, grant-writing experience a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and car required.

A modest living allowance of $1,108 a month (gross) is provided, as well as an end of service stipend of $1,500 or education award of $5,730. For a complete summary of benefits, visit www.americorps.gov. Health benefits are available, as well as personal and medical leave time.

The position is open until filled, and the start date will be August 7, 2015. The placement is for one year from the start date. Successful candidates are required to attend a pre-service training from August 3-6. Interviews will be conducted in late May and early June. The position is based in Burlington, Vermont but serves a statewide organization.

For more information, and to apply, please fill out an application here AND send resume and cover letter with three references to: Michelle Sayles, michelle.vahc@gmail.com (note: electronic submission preferred) 275 Northgate Road Burlington, VT 05408.

 

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Job Opportunity: CVOEO Seeking PT Americorps Member for Mobile Home Program Team

Posted October 27, 2014

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity is seeking a part time Americorps Member to join the Mobile Home Program team who will help to educate mobile home residents about their rights and responsibilities under Vermont mobile home and landlord/tenant law. The member will help residents connect with other community resources when they identify health and safety violations, home repair, rehabilitation purchase and financing needs. The member will also maintain and build new relationships with social service organizations to increase the web of support for residents. Ideal applicant will have a commitment to social justice, desire to build community and improve quality of housing for mobile home residents.

For a complete job description including information on how to apply click here (DOC file).

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Champlain Housing Trust is Seeking Two Americorps Members for September

Posted August 25, 2014

VAHC member Champlain Housing Trust is seeking two AmeriCorps members to help provide affordable homeownership and financial education in Northwestern Vermont.  Don’t miss this opportunity to work with one of the state’s premier housing organizations and gain valuable, real-world experience.  Make a difference in your community as a vital part of CHT’s team.  This would be a perfect opportunity for a recent graduate to get a foot in the door or for a retiree to share their knowledge and give back.  Positions start in September and include a stipend, help paying off student debt, extensive training, health benefits, and more.  For more information and details on how to apply click here.  If you have an questions please call or email Barbara Geries at 802-861-7333 or bgeries@getahome.org.

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Twin Pines Housing Trust is Seeking an AmeriCorps Member

Posted August 18, 2014

Twin Pines Housing Trust, a not-for-profit housing developer in the Upper Valley in Vermont and New Hampshire, is recruiting for a Project Assistant AmeriCorps Member to begin in early September.  Twin Pines Housing Trust is a long-standing member of the VAHC.

Responsibilities will include assisting with renovation and property development projects, relocating tenants during renovations, and assisting with homeowner sales and marketing.  The ideal candidate will be compassionate, patient, outgoing, organized, self-directed and enthusiastic about participating in AmeriCorps.  Full-time benefits include a living allowance, education award, federal school loan forbearance, and health insurance for an 11+ month commitment.

To learn more and apply go here, or contact Holly Palmer at (802) 291-7000 or holly.palmer@tphtrust.org.  The application deadline is August 25, 2014.

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Home Share Now is seeking an AmeriCorps Program & Outreach Assistant

Posted June 21, 2013

Home Share Now is now recruiting for an Program & Outreach Assistant AmeriCorps member to start mid-September. The The member will serve as the first point of contact for participants, provide general support, and directly facilitate shared housing in central Vermont. Other responsibilities include social networking, outreach, and volunteering recruitment and training. This 11-month position is sponsored by the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board.

To learn more and apply, click HERE. Application deadline is July 17, 2013. 

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Home Share Now is seeking an AmeriCorps member

Posted June 10, 2013

Home Share Now is currently recruiting a Program and Outreach Assistant to provide both general program support and direct facilitation of shared housing in central Vermont.  This position is supported through the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board’s AmeriCorps program.

For a complete description of this position and others positions offered through VHCB, click HERE.

  

 



Recruitment Opportunities at the VAHC & VCEH

Posted May 17, 2013

The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition is seeking two new AmeriCorps VISTA members for the 2013-14 year!

A*VISTA Communications & Outreach Coordinator
This position will serve the VAHC & VCEH jointly. The VISTA Member will disseminate information to each coalition’s members and the general public, help convene monthly membership meetings, manage electronic, social and print media, provide outreach to member organizations and community, provide support to the Steering Committee, research and write grants, assist with conference and training planning, coordinate activities that increase awareness of housing and homeless needs, and meet requirements of the VYT program.

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A*VISTA Resident Organizer
This position will serve the VAHC. In response to a growing need for resident engagement and organizing in affordable housing properties, VAHC is working to organize and build leadership among residents living in subsidized housing. The goal of this position is to help organize & support resident associations. The member will provide logistic & communication support (plan resident meetings, create fliers, etc.), create resources for resident leaders & organizers, strengthen the network of resident associations and leaders, identify & promote leadership development opportunities for residents, provide outreach to the media & broader community, and meet requirements of the VYT program. 

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For more information, and to apply, please fill out an application at www.americorps.gov AND send resume and cover letter to:

Jenny Montagne
jenny.vahc@gmail.com (note: electronic submission preferred)
275 Northgate Road
Burlington, VT 05408

 

 

 



AmeriCorps and other service members honored during first ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service

Posted April 10, 2013

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger honored AmeriCorps and other national service members on Tuesday, April 9, at a ceremony in Burlington’s City Hall. The event was held to observe the first ever Day of Recognition for National Service. Weinberger thanked members for their commitment to improving their communities, “National service demonstrates the best of the American spirit – people turning toward problems instead of away, working together to find community solutions,” said Weinberger. “Today, as we thank national service members for their commitment, let us all pledge to do our part to strengthen our City through service and volunteering.”

Weinberger joined Montpelier Mayor John Hollar, and over 800 mayors from all 50 states in celebrating service members in their local communities. The event was spearheaded by the Corporation for Community and National Service, the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Mayor or Philadelphia, Michael Nutter.

“My colleagues and I agree that there are few resources more cost effective than America’s national service programs,” Nutter remarked. “…In these challenging economic times, their service is essential to the current and future success of our city and our nation.”