Rhode Island Campus Compact (RICC) AmeriCorps*VISTA
Rhode Island Campus Compact (RICC) AmeriCorps*VISTAs are full-time AmeriCorps
members who address the pressing issues facing low-income communities by improving
the quality of campus community service and service-learning programs and increasing
the number of student volunteers. Through their unique campus-based placements,
AmeriCorps*VISTA members build relationships with community-based organizations
and connect them with campus resources such as student volunteers, faculty teaching
service-learning courses and community Federal Work Study programs.
RICC places AmeriCorps*VISTA members at institutions of higher education and K-12
public school districts. Having VISTAs placed at K-12 public schools and institutions of
higher education will enable members to build linkages between higher education and K-
12 schools around our core program areas of service learning, civic education, and
access/equity issues of higher education.
RICC AmeriCorps*VISTAs will perform a wide variety of service activities in support of
the goals and objectives of the program. Key activities will include:
Work with higher education and K-12 schools to build partnerships with
Increase awareness of and access to higher education resources.
Work with college and K-12 students connecting them to their local community
through volunteer recruitment, training, and leadership development.
Collaborate with faculty to help connect coursework to meet community needs.
Develop resources and information sharing systems to help institutions better
connect to their community.
Develop and administer alternative spring break opportunities and trips.
Develop and coordinate community service opportunities.
For a list of current host sites visit the RI Campus Compact website:
www.compact.org/ricompact/vista. 2009-2010 host sites will be available after May 1.
Each RICC AmeriCorps*VISTA is a full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA member and
is eligible for:
Training/professional development opportunities throughout the year
Monthly living allowance of $909
Child care assistance
Post service choice of educational award ($4,725) or stipend ($1,200)
Relocation allowance and/or travel to required Pre-Service Orientation
Non-competitive eligibility for federal employment following the year of full-
Student loan forbearance
GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Serving as a RICC AmeriCorps*VISTA is a great way to gain professional
Volunteer recruitment and management
Service-learning course development
Community service administration and asset-based community development
College graduate – Bachelor’s or Associates
Interest in service/service-learning in Higher Education or K-12 schools
Student leader or have leadership experience
Strong organizational skills and able to work independently
Effective communicator - written and verbal
Interest in creating positive change in the community
EXPECTED PROGRAM START/END DATE:
Start: Late July 2009
End: Late July 2010
Interested applicants MUST register for an account at
http://my.americorps.gov and submit registration for “Rhode Island Campus
Compact” AmeriCorps*VISTA program (Listing ID 1671).
Please send Cover Letter and Resume to email@example.com or:
Sonia Ferria, AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader
RI Campus Compact
2 College Street
Providence, RI 02903
FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:
Sonia Ferria, AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader
firstname.lastname@example.org or 401.427.6946
Vermont Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Program
Vermont Campus Compact (VCC) is a consortium of institutions of higher education in
Vermont aiming to create a flourishing democracy. We work with members to
strengthen communities and educate for informed and active citizenship. VCC presidents
believe that through sustained student, faculty, and institutional engagement with
communities, higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders
while improving the lives of Vermonters. Providing training, networking, grants,
resources, awards and more, VCC advances civic engagement on campuses and in
communities, through service, integrating service into teaching (“service-learning”),
campus/community partnerships, activism, dialogue, and socially responsible lifestyles.
VCC is affiliated with national Campus Compact and 32 state affiliates, more than 1000
members realizing the public good of higher education.
Vermont Campus Compact is looking for people to fight poverty as organizers,
collaborators, and catalysts for change as AmeriCorps*VISTA Members. Each Member
will serve one year at a participating college or community organization, working with
students, faculty, administration, and local communities to build volunteer and service-
learning programs on the campus and mobilize the resources of higher education to serve
the needs of the community. By coordinating the integration of service and academics,
you will effect sustainable change that serves community needs while fostering much
needed leadership and civic engagement in college students.
General responsibilities include:
Building and maintaining community partnerships
Recruiting student volunteers
Training student leaders
Increasing access to and retention in higher education for low-income students
Working with faculty to develop service-learning programs.
College Degree (Bachelor degree preferred)
Excellent communication skills
Public speaking skills
Desire to work with college students
Volunteer experience and a demonstrated commitment to service
For specific position descriptions, please visit:
A car and valid driver's license is required for this position.
All positions will begin mid-August 2009
Vermont Campus Compact is also looking for a VISTA Leader. The VISTA leader will
make both a statewide and tri-state impact as they recruit, support and train other VISTAs
throughout their experience and help them fight poverty in their communities. VISTA
Leaders assist VISTA members to coordinate the integration of service and academics so
they effect sustainable change that serves community needs while fostering the
development of leadership skills and civic engagement in college students.
The Team Leader works with VCC staff to provide resources and support for members,
plan trainings and conferences, maintains strong communication and networks among the
VCC A*VISTA members, and collaborates with other Northern New England Campus
Compact VISTA leaders and staff for tri-state events, and works with program
development at the VCC office.
With a dozen sites ranging from urban to rural, the Vermont Campus Compact
AmeriCorps*VISTA program offers many exciting opportunities for persons wishing to
take a leadership role in a progressive field.
The VISTA Leader works closely with the AmeriCorps Programs Coordinator to manage
the Vermont Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA team. The VISTA Leader will be
Planning and coordinating monthly VISTA trainings/meetings
Working collaboratively with VCC program staff to make programmatic
decisions and to plan tri-state trainings including Pre-Service Orientation,
Continuing Development Training, and Life After VISTA
Providing ongoing support for VISTAs through telephone calls, emails, and site
Connecting VISTAs with appropriate resources related to service-learning,
community service, poverty, public safety and other pertinent topics
Leading teambuilding activities to facilitate the cohesion of our team
Recruiting, interviewing, and coordinating placement of VISTA members
VISTA Leader candidates must have served for one year of National Service with
To apply, please email, fax, or mail a cover letter, résumé, and three references to:
AmeriCorps*VISTA Team Leader
Vermont Campus Compact
152 Maple Street, Suite G1
Middlebury, VT 05753