AmeriCorps VISTA Leader, Start Date - 03/15/2021

This is a one (1) year-long volunteer opportunity only available to individuals who have previously served as an AmeriCorps member.

The Literacy Mid-South VISTA Project seeks to build the capacity of out-of-school time programs in implementing data informed reading interventions. With VISTA member support, project host sites commit to embedding literacy interventions into their existing programming. The LMS VISTA Leader will work with LMS staff to ensure all AmeriCorps members have a positive service year, successfully complete their VADs, and build professional skills. The LMS VISTA Leader will work with LMS staff to orient new members, provide observation and evaluation of VAD completion, plan events from professional development to celebrations, and more.

Objectives of the Service Term

  • VISTA Leader supports VISTA members, helps them to develop effectiveness and esprit de corps, and
    enables them to overcome those problems that may result in early resignation or termination. Leader
    renders this support through regular communication and ongoing review of VADs.

  • VISTA Leader will assist with planning and conducting training for VISTA members
  • VISTA Leader supports Literacy Mid-South and host sites in their efforts to market their AmeriCorps
    VISTA positions, recruit members, and build public awareness of literacy issues and productive efforts in
    Memphis.

  • VISTA Leader assists Project Supervisor in general administration and management of the VISTA project,
    including sustainability, expansion to new host sites, and reporting.

Skills

  • Non-Profit Management
  • Communications
  • Writing/Editing
  • General Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Team Work
  • Recruitment

If you are interested in serving with Literacy Mid-South, please navigate to our AmeriCorps service opportunity to apply.

We were the people who were not in the papers. 

We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. 

We lived in the gaps between the stories.

Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale