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Racial and Ethnic Justice VISTA

This is an Americorps position that provides a living stipend, health benefits, and an end-of-service award. This is a full-time position that runs from June 2017-June 2018.

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley’s Campaign for Racial and Ethnic Justice is seeking an individual to play an integral role in working toward interrupting systems of oppression and leveling the educational and, hence, economic playing field for African American and Latinx students in the Lehigh Valley.

This individual will provide both developmental and program support. Responsibilities for this individual will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing programming designed to help African American and Latinx students pursue higher education
  • Coordinating with school districts and other stakeholders to implement youth programs
  • Developing a methodology to measure program outcomes
  • Helping with training preparation and logistics
  • Assisting in building collaborative partnerships with school districts, educators, nonprofits, and local colleges and universities
  • Assisting with creating marketing material (both print and online) and program materials

Requirements:

  • Passion to interrupt systems of oppression and work toward equity for African American and Latinx students in the Lehigh Valley
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Driver’s license and vehicle
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including planning, managing projects, adhering to timelines, etc.
  • Willingness to take initiative, be a self-starter, and able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with and relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong commitment to excellence and attention to detail
  • Available to work some weekend and evening hours
  • Proven computer skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office and social media

Regular hours are Monday-Friday,40 hours per week. Some evening and weekend hours my be required with flexible scheduling. This position will be based out of our office in Bethlehem, PA but will require some travel within the Lehigh Valley.

Program Benefits:

  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)
  • Health Benefits
  • Living Stipend ($11,880)
  • End-of-year Award ( $5,815 education award or $1,500 stipend)

More Information:

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. For more information, visit www.americorps.gov.  

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