UWOR AmeriCorps VISTA Application
The United Way of the Ocoee Region is excited to announce the availability of 9 AmeriCorps VISTA positions. The VISTA Members will be placed at one of 8 local nonprofit organizations:

• Andor
• Bridges out of Poverty
• Family Cornerstones
• Foundation House Ministries
• Girls on the Run
• Lee University's Leonard Center
• Museum Center at 5ive Points
• Unity Center of Broad St. United Methodist

All positions will ultimately be building the respective organizations capacity to serve their mission’s target populations.

Skills & Qualifications
Tasks will vary based on the organization, but may include:

• Developing processes and systems to effectively manage volunteer and client data
• Creating marketing and outreach materials
• Developing and implementing trainings
• Facilitating meetings
• Writing grants

All VISTA members will gain invaluable professional development training, internal nonprofit management experience, and project management skills as well as general professional skills that will easily translate to many other career fields.

The successful applicant will have the following job skills/characteristics:

• Ability to organize and execute projects with little direction or supervision
• Organizational/administrative skills as well as superior written/verbal communication skills
• Ability to be flexible, adaptable to a variety of situations, and effectively work as part of a team
• Basic computer skills, knowledge of web design and social media would be beneficial
• Heart for service to community and people of various backgrounds
• Ability to facilitate meetings and speak publicly about the served organization
• Professionalism (VISTAs will regularly work with local nonprofit leaders & community professionals)
• Enthusiasm

Application Materials
• UWOR AmeriCorps VISTA Position Application
• Current Resume
• Completed online profile at https://my.americorps.gov/. (Click on “Apply to Serve”).
- 2 References should be submitted through this site
Positions Recruitment February - March 2018
Application Materials Submission Deadline February 23 at 5:00 PM
Call Selected Applicants for Interview February 26 - March 2
Interview Potential Applicants March 2018
Offer Position to Chosen Applicants March 2018
Pre-Service Orientation May 21 - 24, 2018
VISTA Member begins year of service May 24, 2018
Contact Information
If you have additional questions, or need more information, please contact:

Carla Nunez
AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
United Way of the Ocoee Region
Email: carlanunez@unitedwayocoee.org
Phone: 423.479.2020 Ext. 102

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