Applications are now open to become a JC AmeriCorps Youth Counsel Coordinator VISTA!

Becoming a Jersey City AmeriCorps VISTA is a unique opportunity for the next generation of civic leaders that will work in and with the community to address some of Jersey City’s most pressing needs. To help in this effort, the City is seeking experienced and highly motivated self-starters with leadership skills to serve as a Jersey City AmeriCorps VISTA. This exciting opportunity will enable the VISTA member to support ongoing work that includes capacity-building to support workforce investment, youth development, resident quality of life, and empowerment initiatives, as well as city-wide volunteerism. Jersey City recognizes the importance of community engagement and leadership and understands the power in which those can transform the lives of low-income residents. The Jersey City AmeriCorps VISTA is vital to the City’s ability to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain a clear and coordinated strategy for promoting and supporting community engagement initiatives, such as targeted volunteerism, which has proven to be an effective means to addressing the City’s greatest challenges. Administered through the Jersey City Mayor’s Office Resident Response Center (RRC), out of City Hall, the Jersey City VISTA program engages in ongoing collaborations with multiple City and County agencies, departments, non-profit organizations, and community groups. These partnerships are crucial in allowing our program to interact with a macroscopic number of residents that benefit from our service. This experience and opportunity combined with the benefits that come with being an AmeriCorps VISTA member make this position ideal for those who are looking to make a long-lasting, positive impact both personally and within the Jersey City community.Becoming a Jersey City AmeriCorps VISTA is a unique opportunity for the next generation of civic leaders that will work in and with the community to address some of Jersey City’s most pressing needs. To help in this effort, the City is seeking experienced and highly motivated self-starters with leadership skills to serve as a Jersey City AmeriCorps VISTA. This exciting opportunity will enable the VISTA member to support ongoing work that includes capacity-building to support workforce investment, youth development, resident quality of life, and empowerment initiatives, as well as city-wide volunteerism. Jersey City recognizes the importance of community engagement and leadership and understands the power in which those can transform the lives of low-income residents. The Jersey City AmeriCorps VISTA is vital to the City’s ability to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain a clear and coordinated strategy for promoting and supporting community engagement initiatives, such as targeted volunteerism, which has proven to be an effective means to addressing the City’s greatest challenges. Administered through the Jersey City Mayor’s Office Resident Response Center (RRC), out of City Hall, the Jersey City VISTA program engages in ongoing collaborations with multiple City and County agencies, departments, non-profit organizations, and community groups. These partnerships are crucial in allowing our program to interact with a macroscopic number of residents that benefit from our service. This experience and opportunity combined with the benefits that come with being an AmeriCorps VISTA member make this position ideal for those who are looking to make a long-lasting, positive impact both personally and within the Jersey City community.

The Jersey City Youth Counsel Coordinator will be charged with the development of a JCYC operations manual to document, standardize, and maintain the high quality of all aspects of the program and help ensure consistency and quality in the program. Additionally the YCC will be involved with the refinement and support of relationships with the JCYC’s community service partners. This includes the establishment and scheduling of service projects and supervision of JCYC youth participants during said projects, in order to ensure opportunities for meaningful community engagement for the JCYC youth members and respondents.

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