AmeriCorps*VISTA Healthcare Partnership Project Leader, YouthBuild

Posted by YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School on July 17, 2017

Our organization is searching for a 12-month AmeriCorps*VISTA Healthcare Partnership Project Leader at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School to build capacity (behind the scenes rather than direct service to students) to our career program.

YouthBuild Philadelphia is a life-changing, two-year program for 18-20 year olds who previously dropped out of high school. During the first year of the program, students complete a competency-based high school diploma, vocational training (in childcare, construction, customer service, or healthcare) and serve as part-time AmeriCorps members. In the second year of the program, alumni receive support to pursue their postsecondary goals in college and careers. YouthBuild Philadelphia is an award winning, flagship program of the national YouthBuild movement and has been named a Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer for six consecutive years.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to Tanza Pugliese at with the words “VISTA Healthcare Partnership Project Leader” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Healthcare Vocational Partnership Project Leader will:

  • Develop sustainable partnerships with entities that support students’ service and educational goals, as well as create job-readiness and employment opportunities for students, by—
     mapping the School’s existing relationships to employers and service partners, particularly in retail and customer service
     supporting and expanding partnerships with training and placement partners in healthcare
     planning and executing shadowing and other career exposure opportunities for students in healthcare
     setting up database of student on-the-job training placements
     tracking partnership leads, student placement status, and feedback from students’ on-the-job training managers
     enhancing and maintaining existing partnerships to institutionalize and gather data around activities and success.

 a living allowance of $12,312 annually ($472.22/biweekly pretax)
 an education award of $5,815 upon successful completion of term of service
 loan forbearance w/ interest accrual payment (federal loans)
 child care coverage (if applicable)
 health benefits

This full-time AmeriCorps position is ideal for any candidate who is looking to gain experiences in any of the following areas: nonprofits, program design, research, data, postsecondary initiatives, career services, employer relations, college access programs, charter schools, and/or urban education. Regular hours for this position are weekdays from 8a.m. to 4p.m. with flexibility required for occasional night or weekend events/projects.

Term and Qualifications for VISTA Members
Applicants for our full-time AmeriCorps/VISTA Member position must:
 Be a college graduate as of June 2017 who is—
 proficient with Excel
 research-focused
 detail-oriented, and
 passionate about serving at-risk populations
 Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident status
 Be in a position to attend orientation July 17 – July 19, 2017
 Be in a position to offer full-time service for one year: July 20, 2017 to July 19, 2018
 Be able to exhibit previous education, training, military, or work experience, and any other relevant skills or interests necessary to perform a specific VISTA assignment
 Be willing to live among and at the economic level of the low-income people served by the project and have a desire to provide needed community services to an under-served community
 Not listed in the National Sex Offender Registry database as convicted of a sex-related crime
 Applicants cannot be the subject of legal proceedings (civil or criminal) that may consume time needed for their assignments

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
1231 North Broad Street, 5th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Core Values * Excellence * Perseverance * Respect *

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