Montana Campus Compact is actively recruiting for full time, year-long VISTA and AmeriCorps positions that will begin December 3, 2018. Service is a wonderful way to build and hone your skills while making a meaningful difference in real Montana communities!
- $491 bi-weekly living allowance
- $5,920 Education Award
- Health Coverage
- Professional development and training
- Access to statewide network of AmeriCorps Members
AmeriCorps December 2018 - November 2019 Leader Class (Direct Service): Work directly with underserved K-12 youth through mentoring, normalizing college going, and increasing student success and college access. Your service will enrich the lives of those you serve and leave lasting impacts on these students, families and Montana communities as well as help to alleviate poverty through attaining higher education.
VISTA December 2018 - November 2019 Class (Indirect Service): Build the capacity of nonprofits, colleges, schools or government agencies to help K-12 and college students succeed. Members serve behind the scenes to develop and implement mentor programs, after school programming, school success efforts, and more! Your service will help increase educational outcomes for underserved youth and students.
FOLLOWING ARE FULL-TIME, YEAR LONG VISTA and AmeriCorps positions beginning December 3, 2018
Montana Tech AmeriCorps Leader
The AmeriCorps Leader will support the AmeriCorps team with engaging students in school and after school academic mentoring at Ramsay Elementary school and Legion Oasis. The team will deliver college access curriculum such as financial literacy workshops, FAFSA support, and facilitate a summer nudging program encouraging post-secondary enrollment at high schools and for recent high school graduates. They will recruit and support college students as college positive volunteers to strengthen service projects and college access programming, assisting with and participating in required national days of service projects, and engaging students in community service projects to encourage civic and community engagement. The Montana Tech AmeriCorps Leader will recruit, support and lead a team of college student AmeriCorps Team Members. Apply Now!
Montana State University Northern and Little River Institute AmeriCorps Leader
The AmeriCorps Team will support and expand college access activities to high school students who are Native American, First Generation, Low Income, and/or Disabled. They will provide college students with meaningful community engagement and/or service activities to instill and support the benefits of life-long service to their community, as well as, increasing retention and graduation in higher education. The AmeriCorps Leader will recruit and support 1-3 college student AmeriCorps member in supporting MSUN’s college readiness and success programs, collaborating with Student Success Services and/or the Little River Institute. Coordinate and implement 3 activities each semester that encourage high school students and tribal college students to consider, plan for, and apply to college. The AmeriCorps Leader coordinate and facilitate one on one mentorshiping and programming/workshops for first generation, low income, disabled or Native American students. They will support school-based initiatives and youth focused organizations mentoring youth for student success. Apply Now!
Montana Joining Community Forces (JCF) Community Engagement Project VISTA: The primary responsibility of the VISTA will be to build capacity for Montana Joining Community Forces and implement sustainable solutions to challenges currently facing veterans and their families. The VISTA will work alongside the Director of Veteran Services at Carroll College and through the Montana JCF to assess existing community resources to determine where gaps in services exist; and then identify community partners to assist in developing solutions to fill the gaps. The mission of the Montana JCF is to serve Montana communities by centralizing, expanding, and maximizing resources available to Veterans, service members and their families; in an effort to foster personal and family growth and build sustainable and relevant relationships between the military community and the community at large. Apply to serve with Montana Joining Community Forces here!
Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) Building Career Opportunities for College Graduates VISTA: Complete your year of service developing and implementing Service Learning and Credentialing initiatives to help increase graduation rates and post-graduation success of low income, first generation, non-traditional college students. These initiatives will help bring first generation and/or nontraditional students into leadership positions in the nonprofit sector as volunteers or staff. Complete community assessments of service learning programs across Montana colleges and nonprofits, help create measures for successful service learning experiences, determine how best to engage low income students in these opportunities, and help MNA implement service learning programming and promote credentialing opportunities. To apply for this position, click here!KALISPELL
Flathead Valley Community College AmeriCorps Leader will engage underserved high school students in college access activities with the Running Start program to increase dual enrollment and student success. Mentor and support at least 50 first generation, low income students while building relationships with students and providing outreach for students on academic probation. The Leader will coach students on career and academic exploration. The AmeriCorps Leader will serve with the high schools in Flathead Valley Community College's service region: Bigfork HS, Columbia Falls HS, Flathead HS, Glacier HS, Linderman Education Center, Whitefish HS, Libby HS, Troy HS and Lincoln County HS. The member will assist with college application week co-present with Reach Higher MT staff during their junior and senior parent nights. The leader will serve with youth one on one for career exploration and academic advising. The leader will follow up with Running Start students to support each student's ability to be successful. Apply Now!
Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) Community Involvement for Student Success VISTA:
Serve at Flathead Valley Community College to build infrastructure to support college student community involvement and a mentoring program. Research shows that mentoring in higher education has a positive psychosocial and academic impact on mentees while helping develop skills and behaviors necessary to succeed professionally. This project will specifically focus on engaging low-income, first generation, or other underrepresented/at-risk students. Apply to serve with Flathead Valley Community College here!
MSU Park County Extension Youth Empowerment VISTA:
Serve with MSU Park County Extension to develop new 4-H programs for low-income, underserved youth ages 12-16 in Livingston, helping them to identify, explore, and build tangible skills in their areas of interest. The VISTA’s focus areas will be: volunteer recruitment and leadership development, positive youth development, and system creation and operations support. The mission of this project is to engage at-risk youth in interest-based education where they can learn life skills—like an openness to challenge and discovery, hope and purpose; pro-social orientation, positive emotionality, and self-regulation; and experience positive adult relationships. The project aims to increase youth academic motivation and success, helping youth successfully transition to adulthood with improved health and well-being, and a desire for civic engagement and economic stability. Apply here to serve with MSU Park County Extension.
Fort Peck Community College AmeriCorps Leader: Work to increase college access and student success for students on the Fort Peck Reservation. Poplar is the second largest town on the Fort Peck Reservation and is home to the headquarters for the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes. At Poplar High School, only 39% of students graduated in the 2015-2016 school year. The AmeriCorps Leader in Poplar will support their team in utilizing the resources and connections of Fort Peck Community College to support local tribal students. Various activities may include: youth sports programming, mentoring at the juvenile detention center, educational community garden projects, high school to college bridge curriculum implementation, and high school an academic mentoring program. To serve this year at Fort Peck Community College, apply here.
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