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VISTA Education Coordinator

Posted: March 6, 2023
DEADLINE for submission: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

Department: Education
Status: Full-time for one year
Reports to: Executive Director/Education Manager
Work location: FOTR headquarters in Plymouth, MI; some remote work
Salary: Bi-weekly living allowance of $675 + additional benefits through AmeriCorps

Position Background
The Friends of the Rouge VISTA Project will develop strategies to improve quality of life for youth, adults, and families throughout southeast Michigan by increasing involvement with the health of the river and encouraging outdoor activities. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will help existing programs build capacity in community outreach and volunteerism, expanding FOTR’s reach and program impact. This VISTA assignment will intentionally identify individuals in those communities/neighborhoods with little Friends of the Rouge involvement with the goal to increase awareness, river and program access, and gather input to design programs that better meet their needs in addition to amplifying engagement within all of our communities. The start date for this AmeriCorps VISTA member would be in May 2023.

Application Instructions
All interested parties are invited to submit 1) a cover letter indicating why you are interested in this position which describes experience and interest in the position, 2) a resume, 3) three references as a single PDF file in the following format: Your Full Name – FOTR AmeriCorps VISTA Application.pdf  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Email to Erin Cassady, Education Manager ecassady@therouge.org with the subject line: AmeriCorps VISTA Application.  Applications will not be received after Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 11:59PM EST.  Late submissions will not be considered. No phone calls, please.