Client Influence Integration VISTA
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
Founded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is a federal national service program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift Americans out of poverty. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs, housed at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). AmeriCorps VISTA supports efforts to alleviate poverty by recruiting Americans 18 years and older from a diverse range of backgrounds to dedicate a year of full-time service with a sponsoring organization ("sponsor") to create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty.
In the second year of the Client Influence Integration VISTA project, the VISTA will collaborate to build on the Client Influence Strategy developed in Year One to pilot and revise methods, incorporate additional program areas, and further develop indicators and analysis on the impact of Client Influence across programs. The VISTA will work to build on tools and procedures built in year one to pilot client influence initiatives in the context of three or four additional program areas. Year two will also involve integrating Client Influence into IRC SLC’s 3-year Strategic Action Plan, which will be developed office-wide during Quarter 1 of Fiscal Year 2022 (October-December 2021). The Client Influence Integration VISTA will also aim to build stronger partnerships with key client community representatives in year two to increasingly share leadership of the initiative with client communities themselves.
Duties for the Client Influence Integration VISTA include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Design client influence initiatives in collaboration with program teams
•Seek and apply for funding for client influence initiatives in collaboration with the Development Manager
•Work with program and project staff to implement client influence initiatives, including but not limited to designing data collection tools, coordinating events, actively collecting data, analyzing data, crafting action plans to incorporate learning, and following up with client communities about decisions made and actions takes
•In collaboration with the Executive Director (ED), strengthen partnership between the Data & Evaluation team and the New American Advisory Council (NAAC)
•Work with the IRC SLC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Team to ensure the Client Influence Strategy aligns with the DEI strategy
•Collaborate with staff across the office to incorporate client priorities from the Client Experience Survey, as well as program-specific and ad-hoc client influence through programs into the Strategic Action Plan
•Research and select evaluation metrics to measure changes in clients’ power as a result of client influence initiatives
•Design and run the second annual Client Experience Survey
Key Working Relationships:
Position reports to the Data and Evaluation Senior Coordinator.
Standard work environment and regular office hours. Position based out of Salt Lake City.
AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits
oMonthly “living allowance” of $1,250 (pre-taxes) paid in biweekly installments.
oThis is a full-time contract and commitment for the course of one year (365 days). Upon successful completion of the contract, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will receive one of two end-of-service benefits: 1) Segal AmeriCorps Education Award equivalent to $6,345 (to be used to pay for education costs at eligible institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay eligible student loans), OR 2) a $1,800 Cash Stipend.
oLimited options provided through International Medical Group.
oVisit https://americorpsvista.imglobal.com/ for more information.
o10 national holidays (observed by the IRC)
o10 personal days
o10 medical days
oExtended medical leave (up to 5 days)
oParental leave for birth/adoption (up to 10 days)
oEmergency leave for critical illness or death of immediate family member (up to 5 days)
●Travel (if relocating from 50 or more miles away from Salt Lake City)
oRelocation Travel Allowance: Based on the direct mileage ($0.40/mile) between permanent home of record and the IRC.
oSettling-In Allowance: $750 (pre-taxes) intended to help with initial expense deposits and utilities.
oClose-of-Service Allowance: Same amount as Relocation Travel Allowance if moving back to permanent residence once service year is completed.
oUp to $400/month per child under the age 13. Paid directly to qualified childcare provider(s).
oVisit https://www.americorpschildcare.com/ for more information.
●To learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA benefits, visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/members/benefits-of-service.