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VISTA AmericCorps Position Available

Posted by Tim on September 29, 2016 in Career Opportunities, Honors Experiences, Student Job Opportunities

Thanks to a partnership between the University at Buffalo and City of Buffalo, Division of Citizens Services, two AmeriCorps VISTAs will work alongside community groups such as the University Heights Collaborative,University Heights Tool Library, and University Heights Community Laboratory to help build a stronger, more vibrant University District!

One of the VISTAs will work directly out of the Tool Library and help to increase our organizational capacity, build out additional partnerships and programming, and help us on our path to sustainability.

I’m asking for your help in getting the word out about this position to anyone you think might have an interest in serving their community, empowering residents, and helping to redefine what neighborhood development looks like.

Attached is a graphic that might be useful in emails, social media, etc. For those who are interested in learning more and applying they can visit the following webpage:

The only requirement is that the applicant be a college graduate.

Applications are due by October 31st.  

You can find the job description listed below:

Member Duties: Members will be expected to work with business associations, CBOs and block clubs serving the University Heights neighborhood. The members’ duties will include conducting surveys, designing and utilizing needs assessments tools, developing marketing plans, coordinating outreach/recruitment drives and conducting research on funding opportunities.

Members will also work to help put our partner organizations on a path toward sustainability. They will work on developing leadership and succession plans, helping businesses become M/WBE certified, connecting University resources with the community, recruiting volunteers for the Tool Library in order to expand its capacity and leverage private resources.

Finally, members’ duties will include developing plans that help eliminate urban blight in the community by organizing community service days and working with local community groups that are interested in addressing housing and blight issues.