AmeriCorps VISTA, Regional Resilience Equity Workgroup (RREW) Capacity Building VISTA
Overview: Bay Aging is recruiting for an independent and creative individual that is interested in developing their professional skills through a year of service. Bay Aging has a proven track record working with AmeriCorps to enhance programming in the region and values this volunteer service in future job pursuits.
Skills and Requirements: Applicants for this position should be self-driven and highly motivated individuals with a passion for serving their communities through capacity building. Applicants should have a valid Driver’s License and personal vehicle or other means of reliable transportation. Applicants should be comfortable using various forms of technology (Google platforms, Zoom, Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, GIS). Excellent written and verbal skills are necessary to effectively further project goals. Applicants with an understanding of rural and/or coastal communities are a plus.
Anticipated Work Location and Schedule: The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will be stationed at the Bay Aging- Bay Housing office located at 5370 Old Virginia Street, Urbanna, Virginia 23175. Work hours will be 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. This position allows for remote work one day per week on a consistent schedule. Travel throughout the service area to attend meetings/training and visit with community partners is required, however, access to a company vehicle or mileage reimbursement is provided.
Goal of the Project: The goal of the RREW is to advance equitable solutions to resilience challenges faced by communities in the 10 counties of Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. The RREW is a coalition of community organizations, nonprofits, state agencies, local governments, and Tribes whose members coordinate through a Core Workgroup that meets monthly. The Core Workgroup facilitates six expanded Subgroups including Economic Development & Living Wages, Health & Mental Wellbeing, Affordable Housing & Shelters, Transit, Food Security, and Programs for Youth & Families. The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will provide critical facilitation support and leadership in building and sustaining the RREW and its members’ work on equitable resilience initiatives across Virginia’s Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. Objectives include:
- Facilitate the coordination of the RREW and its members’ activities by leading monthly Core Workgroup meetings and providing critical organizational support to members and Subgroup Leads.
- Provide critical support to Leads of each of the RREW’s six Subgroups to enhance their capacity to make progress on resilience priorities.
- Coordinate RREW Core Workgroup members’ review and recommendations of mini and micro-grant funding proposals dedicated to resilience and equity.
- Plan and host a forum to review and celebrate progress of the RREW and identify strategic opportunities for advancing the Core Workgroup and its initiatives in the year ahead.
Compensation: AmeriCorps VISTA Members are employed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and paid a bi-weekly volunteer stipend. Additional benefits, including childcare, healthcare, paid leave, and monetary education award, can be found at americorps.gov.
Applications must be submitted via the AmeriCorps Portal:
Questions may be directed to Hunter LeClair, Assistant Director, Multifamily Housing Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 286-9554.