PHENND Seeks VISTA Leaders

Posted by PHENND on March 22, 2022

Become a VISTA Leader and develop your leadership skills by supporting the next cohort of PHENND Fellows!

About this project:

PHENND is seeking to engage three PHENND Fellows VISTA leaders for the 22-23 service year. PHENND Fellows places passionate and talented people with local Philadelphia nonprofits, schools, and the School District of Philadelphia as AmeriCorps VISTA members. The program has a three-fold mission (1) Support local nonprofits and schools in their efforts to address issues of poverty ((2) Train and retain local talent to stay and work in Philadelphia and (3) Develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders.

As a VISTA leader, you will support and mentor VISTA Fellows throughout the service year, supporting them with their VISTA projects and the development of personal and professional skills. You will also support the PHENND Fellows program overall by specializing in one of the following areas: alumni engagement and special events, training and professional development or outreach and recruitment. To serve as a VISTA Leader, you must have completed one year of service with AmeriCorps.

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Benefits & Compensation

As a VISTA Leader, you will earn a living stipend of approximately $18,001 per year. VISTA Leaders are provided health coverage and loan forbearance for any current federal student loans. Upon completion of the full year, they also receive an AmeriCorps Education Award of $6495 that can be used to pay for future educational expenses and/or pay off federal student loans. SEPTA Transpass provided. Note, we expect most sites to return to in-person service, though there may be some that are virtual and/or hybrid.

All PHENND Fellows will also receive extensive professional development as a cohort, in addition to any site specific training. PHENND Fellows participate in monthly diversity/equity training, “Dinners with a Civic Leader,” and other training/professional development. PHENND Fellows are also allowed to take up to two courses at the La Salle Nonprofit Center paid for by the program.  PHENND Fellows will also be provided with a monthly transpass or have local travel (non-commuting) reimbursed.

Post-service benefits include:

  1. Schools of National Service tuition discounts at select colleges
  2. Employers of National Service and
  3. AmeriCorps Alumni Network

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