Maine VISTA Project Member
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist in the development of a financial capability project in Maine using the Collective Impact model, including expansion of key project partners, creation of common goals/shared vision, identification of target population(s), adoption of shared measurement systems and maintaining a coordinated effort.
- Develop a strategic plan for the execution of a financial capability project, including identification of key milestones, project partners, backbone organization(s), target population(s), and resources/budget.
- Research, catalog, and evaluate measurement strategies currently utilized by Maine’s financial education programs and providers.
- Research, catalog, and evaluate employer-based financial education programs in Maine.
- Research, catalog, and evaluate financial education programs in Maine that seek to improve the financial capability of parents and caregivers of young children.
- Assist in the expansion of, and increase access to, FAME’s online Financial Education Services Clearinghouse.
- Assist in the expansion of FAME’s Claim Your Future financial education program, including the development of program measurements, evaluation strategies, and a statewide delivery plan.
- Provide support to the Maine Jump$tart Coalition and participate in all Coalition meetings/activities.
- Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Speak clearly and effectively to groups (large and small).
- Provide clear and concise written reports.
- Facilitate meetings of diverse participants.
- Plan and coordinate local, regional, or statewide service events, trainings, or conferences.
- Provide training and technical assistance on service related issues.
- Develop and implement needs assessments.
- Conduct grant/fundraising research and develop written proposals.
- Use basic computer software such as Microsoft Office and navigate the internet.
- Work independently.
- At least 18 years old (no upper age limit!)
- A U.S. Citizen, national or legal resident.
- Able to commit to one year of full-time service - be available evenings and weekends as needed by your host site.
- Not employed – while serving as a VISTA, members cannot work to supplement their living allowance
- Not attending school full-time – Maine VISTA Project members must have written approval from their supervisor and the Maine VISTA Project Director before enrolling in any class. If applicants are enrolled in a class(es) when applying to the Maine VISTA Project, contact VISTAdirector@VolunteerMaine.org to discuss whether the course work would interfere with VISTA service requirements. (Service requirements vary from site to site)
- Self-motivated with a high degree of flexibility.
- Clear and concise oral and written communication skills.
Ability to manage time, set priorities, plan, and implement projects effectively.
- Ability to travel independently as required by service assignment.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in related field preferred.
- Normal office walking, lifting and sitting.
- Overnight travel and driving are occasionally required.
What are AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits?
- A living allowance ($983/month in Maine).
- Health coverage.
- Upon successful completion of service term, a $5,550 educational award or $1,500 cash stipend.
- Optional life insurance.
- One year of non-competitive status for a federal government job.
Additional benefits may be available to eligible members:
- Relocation allowance
- Child care credits up to $400/month
- Student loan deferment or forbearance
FAME is an equal opportunity employer.
The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) does not discriminate in the administration of any of its programs or in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, marital status or sexual orientation. FAME is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.