Multiple VISTA positions, United Way of Southeast PA

Posted by on June 8, 2009

[posted 6/6/09]

United Way offers new VISTA opportunities

Thanks to an arrangement with United Way of Pennsylvania, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania is offering a variety of opportunities for individuals participating in the federal Volunteers in Services to America (VISTA) program.

These are full-time 12 month opportunities beginning in August 2009 at the United Way headquarters, located at 7 Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.  19103.  As AmeriCorps VISTA positions, there is a monthly stipend of $949, an educational grant of $4,725 and health benefits.

The Asset Development Coordinator will work on United Way’s Suburban Asset Development Initiative.  The purpose of this initiative is to build the capacity and expand the services of two coalitions in Delaware and Montgomery counties that run Earned Income Tax Credit campaigns.  These two coalitions are composed of non-profit agencies, universities and financial institutions from their respective county and currently focus on providing free tax preparation to low-income families during tax season.

This VISTA position builds upon UWSEPA’s current relationship with these two coalitions and helps to build their capacity to offer more Volunteer Income Tax Assistance services, expand their marketing and outreach and connect other asset development services to their VITA sites.

Download the job description here.  Email resume to Sara Pagni at

The Community Information Organizer will work in a project aimed at making information about community resources readily available for families in need.  Many communities lack information about those resources readily available to help them through times of great need.  The main purpose of the community information organizer is to provide clear communications and information to constituents about resources, services and employment opportunities in a timely ongoing basis.  This person will also assist with the annual Stuff the Bus effort to provide school as children living in shelters with book bags and supplies in time for the first day of school.

Download the job description here. Email resume to Janet Ryder at

The Special Projects Coordinator will assist with development and enhancement of existing and new partnerships in the community for the purpose of expanding UWSEPA’s capacity building & civic engagement initiatives and programs. The position will focus on building capacity and infrastructure supports within the southeastern Pennsylvania region, and will also assist in the development, planning and execution of special service opportunities, including Encore Volunteer Management pilot project, MLK Day of Service, and an Alternative Spring Break initiative.

Download the job description here. Email resume to Gerri Griffin at

The Information and Referral Coordinator will help to support and expand, a web-based, geographic information and referral service that provides a bridge between people who need services and the agencies furnishing those services. contains a large database of health and human services in the five county Philadelphia region.  Additionally users of connect can conduct proximity searches and see their results on a graphical map and obtain accurate driving, transit and walking directions.  Primary responsibilities will include training of social workers, case managers and others on how to use the system to better serve their clients, collecting and verifying information on services, and assisting in fund development.

Download the job description here. Email resume to David Fair at

The Early Childhood Education Coordinator will assist in the coordination, communication and logistics of an initiative to build public support for quality early childhood education.  The project will be led by the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children and will pilot a new statewide training program, the Early Childhood Education Fellowship, which will train 12-15 emerging leaders over the course of a full year to become strong visible leaders in their communities.

Download the job description here. Email resume to Pamela Haines at (Subject Line: VISTA Position).

The Information Technology Coordinator will review, assist and develop comprehensive documentation for United Way’s data nanagement flow and make recommendations for improvement processes to its backend support for fundraising.

Download the job description here. Email resume to Wayne Meadows at

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