VISTA Leader, PHENND Fellows

Posted by PHENND on August 7, 2017

PHENND is looking for a VISTA Leader to support the new program PHENND Fellows.

The VISTA Leader will work collaboratively with PHENND’s Director, Hillary Kane, and the VISTA Program Manager Eden Kainer, to develop and implement programming for PHENND Fellows and support PHENND’s work and mission. Interested candidates should inquiries and resumes to Eden Kainer ( or apply directly on the AmeriCorps portal:

Duties and Responsibilities

PHENND Fellows VISTA Support
• Provide one-on-one support for fellows related to professional development, work, or other fellowship-related issues
• Keep fellows up-to-date with all PHENND Fellows activities and facilitate communication among the group
• Assist with formal evaluation process of fellows and agencies, and arrange check-in meetings between fellows, supervisors, and PHENND staff

Leadership and Professional Development
• Organize monthly leadership development dinner speaker series
• Organize monthly professional development and career development workshops
• Create and implement a fellow mentorship program
• Develop additional low-cost or free training opportunities for fellows
• Build partnerships and raise funds to support existing and new leadership programs
• Create a curriculum of leadership and professional development activities
• Identify additional partners to continue programming
• Develop additional civic engagement opportunities for fellows

Social/Cultural/Service Programming
• Organize social events with fellows and identify opportunities to introduce fellows to Philadelphia’s cultural assets
• Identify opportunities for additional civic engagement for fellows

• Engage in electronic outreach with PF university partners and college seniors interested in service
• Develop new pathways for reaching prospective fellows
• Organize and attend campus events such as information sessions and recruitment fairs
• Participate in evaluation and selection of fellows in concert with PHENND and host sites

The VISTA Leader will receive the standard package of CNCS-supported benefits for this position, which include:
• A modest living stipend (~$15,652)
• Healthcare support
• An education award (~$5920) OR end-of-year stipend ($1800) upon program completion

Additional benefits:
• The opportunity to attend all trainings for both PHENND Fellows and other PHENND programs

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