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Now Accepting Applications: College Health Corps AmeriCorps VISTA

Now Accepting Applications: College Health Corps  AmeriCorps VISTA

The College Health Corps (CHC) is an AmeriCorps VISTA program working to alleviate health disparities and promote better health for the people of Minnesota. CHC is a program of Minnesota Campus Compact, an organization that supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities, of which your campus is a member. CHC connects higher education institutions with community clinics and nonprofits to create greater healthcare access and health literacy for underserved populations. For program information visit: www.mncampuscompact.org/chc

How to apply:

Those interested in applying may visit www.americorps.gov to create a profile and application. Applicants may search “service opportunities” to apply directly to the host sites listed below.  All interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; positions are open until filled and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.  Please contact Sinda Nichols at nichols1@augsburg.edu or 612-436-2080 for more information.

2014-2015 College Health Corps AmeriCorps VISTA Sites 

(click link to see specific position listing) 

CARE Clinic, Red Wing
Community Dental Care, Maplewood
Family HealthCare, Fargo/Moorhead
HealthFinders Collaborative, Northfield
Minneapolis Health Department School Based Clinics, Minneapolis
Century College, White Bear Lake
Minneapolis Health Department Youth Violence Intervention Program (MYVIP), Minneapolis
Neighborhood HealthSource,Minneapolis
Southwest Minnesota State University with the Marshall Area YMCA, Marshall 
The University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), Minneapolis

 

Seeking applicants with:

  • Strong interest or experience in campus-community partnerships
  • Strong interest or experience in health
  • Commitment to the mission of the project and its impact on communities
  • Proven leadership ability, public speaking, event planning, strong organizational skills, project and multi-task management and excellent verbal and written communication skills
     

Duties may include:

  • Developing and implementing projects that address the root causes of community problems related to healthcare access and health literacy for low-income individuals
  •  Identifying ways to leverage campus assets to increase healthcare access  (i.e. use of campus facilities, engaging faculty, staff, and student groups, service learning across multiple academic disciplines, etc)
  • Serving as an intermediary between the campus and community healthcare organizations
  • Supporting project evaluation and implementing feedback
  • Developing and implementing health programming
  • Writing grants and other funding outreach to increase financial support
  • Building and improving systems to build organizational infrastructure
  • Creating or expanding volunteer and outreach programs
     

Benefits:

  • Living allowance of approx. $983/mo, Metro area, or $946/mo, greater MN (pre-tax)
  • Education Award of $5,645 or End-of-Service Award of $1,500 upon successful completion of service
  • Federal Student Loan forbearance (if Education Award is elected)
  • Training and professional development
  • Childcare assistance subsidies (if eligible)
  • Relocation allowance if moving to a new location in order to serve
  • Opportunity to be a part of a national service movement and work with other committed AmeriCorps VISTA members
     

Qualifications:  

  • Must be at least 18 years of age; Preferred level of education varies by position
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident
  • Ability to make a full-year commitment starting June 9, 2014 to June 12, 2015