Posted by PHENND on November 12, 2019

PHENND is looking for a VISTA Leader to support our growing cohort of 33 AmeriCorps members.

The VISTA Leader will work collaboratively with a team of people (program manager, program coordinator, and another VISTA Leader) 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

• 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 VISTA 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 mentorship program
• Develop additional low-cost or free training opportunities for VISTAs
• Build partnerships 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 VISTAs

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 VISTAs

• Engage in electronic outreach with 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 VISTAs 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 (~$16,489)
• Healthcare support
• An education award (~$6095) OR end-of-year stipend ($3000) upon program completion

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


We are looking to have a new VISTA Leader start in late January/early February. Apply today!

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