What Is AmeriCorps VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program focused on four core objectives: capacity building, sustainability, community engagement, and fighting poverty. Volunteers-In-Service-To-America (VISTA) are individuals who commit to serve full-time for one year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency to support low-income communities by building the capacity to engage the community, generate resources, and create sustainable programs for six priority areas: education, healthy futures, disaster relief, economic development, veterans affairs, and the environment. The Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service to engage AmeriCorps VISTA members to increase academic achievement for low-income students and students of color in Saint Paul.
Who Are Our Members?
Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation AmeriCorps VISTA members are inspiring and innovative individuals who are dedicated to helping Saint Paul eliminate its academic achievement gap. Our members serve at a variety of sites including the Foundation office, schools and local nonprofits.
Current VISTA Position Openings
The Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following positions:
TUTORING COORDINATOR (8 Positions)
Role: Coordinates all aspects of tutoring program at Saint Paul Public Schools site
Site: One of eight partnering Saint Paul Public Schools
Position Description: Tutoring Coordinator Position Description
TUTORING PARTNERSHIP VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (1 Position)
Role: Coordinates recruitment, placement, training & recognition for volunteer tutors serving at Tutoring Partnership sites and select schools in Saint Paul
Position Description: Tutoring Partnership Volunteer Coordinator Position Description
COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR (1 Position)
Role: Manages all communication and marketing strategies for the SPPS Foundation with the support of select staff
Position Description: Communication Coordinator Position Description
PROGRAM QUALITY COORDINATOR (1 Position)
Role: Collaborates with the Research manager to build capacity for evaluation and research support for the Tutoring Partnership for Academic Excellence
Position Description: Program Quality Coordinator Position Description
PROGRAM ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR (1 Position)
Role: Coordinates tutoring programming in partnership with Athletes Committed to Educating Students (ACES)
Site: Athletes Commited to Educating Students (ACES) program at SPPS middle school site
Position Description: Program Engagement Coordinator Position Description
NONPROFIT OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR (1 Position)
Role: Mobilizes fundraising opportunities for nonprofits by providing training & logistical support
Position Description: Nonprofit Outreach and Partnership Coordinator Position Description
SCHOOL OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIP COORDINATOR (1 Position)
Role: Mobilizes fundraising for schools by providing training & logistical support
Position Description: School Outreach and Partnership Coordinator Position Description
FOUNDATION VISTA LEADER (1 Position)*
Role: Provides ongoing member support and training opportunities to 15 VISTAs serving at select Saint Paul schools, GiveMN and the SPPS Foundation
Position Description: Foundation VISTA Leader Position Description
*Note: VISTA Leader applicants must have completed at least one year of VISTA service prior to August 2013.
How To Apply
Complete online AmeriCorps application at www.americorps.gov.
- Click "Advanced Search" on the AmeriCorps website.
- Choose "AmeriCorps VISTA" under program type.
- Select Minnesota as the state.
- Type "SPPSF" in the program name box and all Foundation positions will appear.
- Submit a cover letter and resume to Amanda Scherer at firstname.lastname@example.org.