City seeking AmeriCorps VISTA members to support servePGH

The City is seeking four qualified year-round AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members to support the servePGH program. These positions will involve management and hands-on work on a number of service initiatives designed to impact Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods, ranging from reducing blight to mentoring youths to providing fresh produce to underserved neighborhoods. Applications will be accepted until April 30th, 2013, or until the positions are filled.

Full-time applications are being accepted for a Youth Service Associate, Community Engagement Associate, Neighborhood Service Associate and Civic Engagement Associate. These associates will serve full-time in the Mayor’s Office of Service and Civic Engagement (servePGH) for one year, beginning July 2013. Successful applicants will be given the unique opportunity to gain professional experience in City government, community organizing, partnership building and neighborhood revitalization. The four available positions were made possible through a successful application to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, strong written and oral presentation skills, experience in project management, and commitment to collaboration and problem solving.  A basic living allowance of $946 per month, a $5,550 education award or a $1,500 end-of-service stipend upon completion of a year of service, and basic health coverage is provided by the CNCS.

To view additional requirements and to find out how to become an AmeriCorps VISTA, click here. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, April 30.