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Fellowship Recruitment Coordinator - AmeriCorps VISTAPosted by: The Mission Continues
Posted date: 2013-Feb-15
Location: St. Louis City, MO
AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship Recruitment Coordinator,
The Mission Continues
City: St. Louis
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
Since our founding, The Mission Continues has awarded more than 500 fellowships in 40 states and the District of Columbia and has worked with more than 350 nonprofit organizations across the country. Through program, veterans not only improve their communities, but they also help to change perceptions by acting as living examples of the leadership value veterans bring to the community. We believe that veterans are among our country’s greatest assets and through service, both in the military and at home, they have the power to inspire our nation.
As the organization grows, The Mission Continues is looking to add team members who can help the organization achieve the scale necessary to reshape the way the nation welcomes home veterans. The organization is fully dedicated to the personal and professional development of every member of the team.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary’s Call to Service Consortium, The Mission Continues is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship Program Recruitment Coordinator to expand our nation-wide Fellowship Program that challenges post 9/11 veterans to rebuild a sense of purpose through service. The AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship Program Recruitment Coordinator will have responsibility for recruitment and outreach to veterans to apply to become Mission Continues Fellows. This is a full-time position is based in St. Louis and will report to the Fellowship Recruitment Manager.
Responsibilities include the following:
ï‚· Manage prospective Fellows through the MOU and Final Interview stages
ï‚· Prepare all packets in designated region for boarding process
ï‚· Approve n applications for organizations interested in serving as a host site for a Fellow
ï‚· Leverage our network of fellows and alumni to assist with recruitment efforts
ï‚· Assist with tool creation/process management to streamline processes for Fellows
ï‚· Maintain reports to inform leadership of the status of each application through process
ï‚· Manage relationships with prospective fellows and assist them in the application process
ï‚· Provide support for organizational partners.
Candidates should possess the following traits:
ï‚· Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
ï‚· Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and desire to take on new challenges.
ï‚· Strong ability to coordinate, prioritize, and execute multiple activities.
ï‚· Detail-oriented with strong organization, time management, and follow-up skills.
ï‚· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
ï‚· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and in teams.
ï‚· Ability to easily and quickly learn and utilize new technology well.
ï‚· Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and general comfort with technology. Familiarity with Salesforce is a plus.
ï‚· Must have ability to travel throughout the country as needed.
ï‚· Commitment to our goal of empowering our veterans to rebuild their sense of purpose through service; experience with veterans and/or working with people with disabilities a plus
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is not a paid position with The Mission Continues. AmeriCorps VISTA’s receive a living stipend from the Corporation for National and Community Service through the American Legion Auxiliary. A full listing of AmeriCorps VISTA member benefits can be found here:
To apply for this position, you must begin by first becoming an AmeriCorps member, https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do. Once you are an AmeriCorps member, find the Fellowship Recruitment Coordinator position under the listing search. All applications must be completed by Friday, March 1st, so highest priority will be given to applicants who submit their application by Friday, February 22nd. To learn more about becoming an AmeriCorps VISTA with The Mission Continues please visit http://missioncontinues.org/jobs-internships/americorps-vista.