MCN AmeriCorps VISTA Program

MCN's AmeriCorps VISTA program will strengthen, inform and connect nonprofits working with immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color to overcome the multiple determinants of poverty. MCN’s primary objective for this program is to place AmeriCorps VISTA members in Minnesota nonprofits to provide the resources, capacity, and connections community based organizations need to ensure the sustainability of their operations and increase their impact in community.

AmeriCorps VISTA Details

Compensation and Benefits–AmeriCorps VISTA
 
Benefits–MCN VISTA Program
  • Cohort experience–MCN VISTA’s meet monthly for professional development and engage in various professional, team-building and social activities together
  • 12 months of professional development in nonprofit management and leadership, plus access to MCN’s 5 major conferences and 60 annual workshops, to prepare you for success during year of service and beyond
  • Annual personal professional development budget of $400
 
Eligibility
  • In order to serve as a VISTA you must meet certain AmeriCorps eligibility requirements which are that you are at least 18 years old and a United States national, or lawful permanent resident.
  • Each position will have its own eligibility requirements, please review the position postings carefully
 
Application Process
  • Apply to selected positions on www.my.AmeriCorps.gov (search MCN JobBoard to find all available positions)
  • After review of application selected applicants information will be submitted to Host Site Supervisor for specific position posting
  • If interested, Supervisor will invite to either an in-person or phone interview
  • If selected, Host Site Supervisor will contact you directly  **All offers are contingent upon results of background check**
 
AmeriCorps VISTA Considerations
VISTA can be an amazing opportunity to gain skills, develop networks, friendships and successfully launch a nonprofit career, however, the restrictions in the program are not for everyone. Please carefully consider your personal financial situation prior to applying to the AmeriCorps VISTA Program.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA members are not allowed to have outside employment during the term of service.
  • The living allowance amounts to $983 per month.
  • Health Insurance is not available through VISTA service. A Health Benefit Plan is available, but it does not meet the minimum standards of the Affordable Care Act. Please evaluate your health insurance needs and available options before considering VISTA Service.
 
If you have any questions about AmeriCorps VISTA please contact:
VISTA Program Manager – Paul Vliem, 651-757-3073 or pvliem@minnesotanonprofits.org

 

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