IMPROVE the quality of teaching and learning throughout New Hampshire institutions of higher education.

PROVIDE leadership throughout the state and nation to reinvigorate the civic and moral leadership of higher education in ways that connect colleges and universities with the communities and constituencies they serve.

PROMOTE citizenship education by expanding higher education's role in educating students not only for careers and jobs but also for their roles as active and engaged community members.

Vista Recruitment

AMERICORPS*VISTA PROGRAM
2017-2018

We are looking for passionate people to fight poverty as AmeriCorps*VISTA members by increasing college aspirations among K-12 youth and supporting first generation college students in New Hampshire. Each member will serve at a college or community site for a one-year term. At your site, you will develop and coordinate programs that will increase the capacity of campuses to provide student volunteers to serve low-income K-12 students; and/or develop programming to support at-risk college students. This could include: creating or coordinating mentoring, tutoring, or advising programs; providing training for college students to serve as volunteers; working with faculty and staff to support service initiatives focused on college aspirations, access, and success; and recruiting and supporting college student volunteers.

Requirements: Must be 18-years-old and a college graduate; additionally, some of our VISTA positions require the volunteer to have their own reliable transportation

Benefits: Living stipend, Loan Deferment, Interest Accrual, Non-Competitive Eligibility, Health Care Support, Childcare (if eligible) Choice of Education Award or stipend upon successful completion of service term.

Note: Before submitting, please review our application process below. You only need to submit an application for one position below in order to be considered for multiple.

Application process:

1. Complete and submit an application by clicking each job title (you will be directed to the AmeriCorps Portal)

2. Submit a cover letter and resume to Jillian Oates, Program Coordinator

3. Application Screening: Our office will review your application and then contact you to let you know your status.

4. Interview #1: Applicants will be contacted by CCNH to schedule an initial screening conversation.

5. Host Site Review: Interviewees who are a good fit for this work and would be a great addition to our statewide VISTA team will have their applications passed on to the host site(s) of their interest.

6. Final Interview: After reviewing application information, host site(s) will hold interviews with those applicants whom they feel are best suited for their environment and the important work to be carried out. All final placement decisions will be made by CCNH and candidates will be contacted directly.

Available positions:

Claremont School District
Claremont, NH

Help a beautiful New Hampshire community increase educational access, attainment, and opportunity for every member of our city!  Apply to be an AmeriCorps VISTA who will incorporate and manage a burgeoning non-profit, run programs related to early childhood education, join the greater community and schools in stronger partnerships, provide logistical grant support, recruit and manage volunteers, and support community partners. We are looking for highly motivated, independent, positive, solution-oriented, self-starters who appreciate the value of education for all and an interest in the non-profit sector. VISTAs will leave this year of service with a sense of accomplishment in having made the Claremont community a better place for kids and their families, along with many great learning experiences that can be used in future philanthropic careers.

GEAR UP – Lakes Region
Concord, NH 

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. GEAR UP New Hampshire seeks to improve the high school graduation rates, college going rates and first year retention rates of students from three of the most resourced challenged regions of the state, including the Lakes Region. Some of the activities the VISTA will do are: create a peer-to-near-peer mentoring program, organize a region-wide FAFSA completion day, and work with school administrators and counselors to develop a way to teach students, especially those that will be first-generation students, social and communication skills for college—such as self-advocacy, self-awareness, persistence, and self-discipline to persist in the face of obstacles. Through everything, the VISTA will promote the message that “College is Possible”.

GEAR UP – North Country
Berlin, NH 

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.  GEAR UP New Hampshire seeks to improve the high school graduation rates, college going rates and first year retention rates of students from three of the most resourced challenged regions of the state, including the North Country.  Some of the activities the VISTA will do are: create a peer-to-near-peer mentoring program, organize a region-wide FAFSA completion day, and work with school administrators and counselors to develop a way to teach students, especially those that will be first-generation students, social and communication skills for college—such as self-advocacy, self-awareness, persistence, and self-discipline to persist in the face of obstacles.  Through everything, the VISTA will promote the message that “College is Possible.”

GEAR UP – Southwest Region
Concord, NH 

GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. GEAR UP New Hampshire seeks to improve the high school graduation rates, college going rates and first year retention rates of students from three of the most resourced challenged regions of the state, including the Lakes Region. Some of the activities the VISTA will do are: create a peer-to-near-peer mentoring program, organize a region-wide FAFSA completion day, and work with school administrators and counselors to develop a way to teach students, especially those that will be first-generation students, social and communication skills for college—such as self-advocacy, self-awareness, persistence, and self-discipline to persist in the face of obstacles. Through everything, the VISTA will promote the message that “College is Possible”.

Manchester Community College
Manchester, NH 

The MCC VISTA position will focus on promoting success for students of culturally diverse backgrounds who attend Manchester Community College. The MCC VISTA will have the unique opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Student Support Services, Student Life, and Academic Success staff to further develop the Multicultural Center on campus. The VISTA will serve to guide and coach MCC students from diverse cultural backgrounds, to navigate their college experience, so as to access the services and supports the college offers, while providing some direct tutoring for ESOL students. Serving as a co-advisor to the MCC Cultural Exchange Club and working with the Multicultural Student Support Team, the VISTA can encourage MCC students from diverse backgrounds to educate others about their cultures, thus providing enrichment for all, and the personal benefits that come with being a valued member of the community.

NHTI, Concord’s Community College – Office of Student Life
Concord, NH 

It is the goal of the VISTA placed at NHTI, Concord’s Community College, in Concord, NH to utilize campus resources to increase the accessibility and retention to higher education for low income students in the greater Concord area. The VISTA will have a variety of opportunities, which include, but are not limited to, working with student leaders to create a mentor program to work with low income K-12 students and first generation college students, recruiting student volunteers for various afterschool programs in the area, and encouraging student involvement in service and leadership events and student organizations in order to promote college retention.

White Mountains Regional High School
Whitefield, NH 

White Mountains Regional High School is a comprehensive high school nestled in the White Mountains and just minutes away from unlimited access to four season outdoor recreation. WMRHS is currently transitioning from traditional academic instruction to inquiry based learning and personalized education for its 400 students. Students coming from the communities of Carroll, Dalton, Jefferson, Lancaster and Whitefield are challenged in their core subjects and at the same time may explore a variety of career options in our Arthur Paradice Career and Technical Education Center. We are seeking dynamic professionals who are flexible minded, communicative, enjoy collaboration, like to work with students both inside and outside of the classroom, and are interested in opportunities of shared leadership. We maintain a goal to do more for more students which includes working with students of all abilities and interests. If you desire a small school feel with big school opportunities, WMRHS is the place for you.