Prescott, AZ (PRWEB) July 14, 2006
Prescott College’s Ripple Project needs to fill two full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions for the coming school year, beginning in either August or November. Both the Community Service and Service Learning Coordinators will serve in the Prescott area regional VISTA team of 9. For more information please contact Angie Cole @ 928-708-0100.
VISTA is a federally funded program which provides employment and service opportunities for individuals 18 year and older. Applicants for the Prescott College positions must have a college degree and/or skills and experience with Service Learning, Volunteer Management, Curriculum Design or another relevant field. Compensations and benefits includes a $10,000 a year living allowance as well as a $4725 education award or a $1200 cash stipend upon completion of service.
Other benefits include:
- Health Care
- Deferment of student loans during service (if eligible)
- Reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
- Childcare assistance (if eligible)
- Relocation allowance (if eligible)
- One year non-competitive eligibility (govt. employment) following service
- Excellent experience and comprehensive training
- Access to skills that will further your personal and professional development
- Team and Mentor support
The Ripple Project provides scholarships, networking and referral services, organizational workshops, fundraising support, and service-learning initiatives to the college community. Both students and faculty at Prescott College use the services of Ripple to develop independent studies, senior projects, extracurricular programs, among other projects, and to incorporate service-learning across every discipline of the school.
Prescott College is an independent liberal arts college based in Prescott AZ. This year the school celebrates 40 years of leadership in experiential and environmental education. Students within all programs, including undergraduate residential and community-based distance Degree Completion, Master’s Degree, and Ph D programs address issues of social justice and environmental concerns in the course of their programs. More info on Prescott College is at Prescott.edu. Info on the VISTA program is at http://www.americorps.gov
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