VISTA Service Positions

Northern New England AmeriCorps VISTA Collaboration Service Opportunities 2020/2021

Join educational institutions across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to support efforts to expand college access & success for low-income students to fight poverty. Apply today-make a difference.

Have a question? Email Larissa Striga at striga {at} compactnh(.)org

Listings in green are open, listings in red have been filled.

Open Positions

Hillside Middle SChool

The VISTA serving at Hillside Middle School will collaborate with the GEAR UP Coordinator to expand the capacity of Hillside Middle School to achieve three main goals for low-income and first-generation students: increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education, expand college aspirations and increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education, and increase students’ and families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing. The VISTA will develop and strengthen community partnerships, research and develop informed educational equity initiatives, build a tutoring program, develop reflection, evaluation, and assessment tools, and create outreach materials to promote access and success programming and communicate college preparation tips and resources. Apply today! 

McLaughlin Middle School

The VISTA serving at McLaughlin Middle School will collaborate with the GEAR UP Coordinator to expand the capacity of McLaughlin Middle School to achieve three main goals for low-income and first-generation students: increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education, expand college aspirations and increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education, and increase students’ and families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing. The VISTA will develop and strengthen community partnerships, research and develop informed educational equity initiatives, build a tutoring program, develop reflection, evaluation, and assessment tools, and create outreach materials to promote access and success programming and communicate college preparation tips and resources. Apply today! 

Parkside Middle School

The VISTA serving at Parkside Middle School will collaborate with the GEAR UP Coordinator to expand the capacity of Parkside Middle School to achieve three main goals for low-income and first-generation students: increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education, expand college aspirations and increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education, and increase students’ and families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing. The VISTA will develop and strengthen community partnerships, research and develop informed educational equity initiatives, build a tutoring program, develop reflection, evaluation, and assessment tools, and create outreach materials to promote access and success programming and communicate college preparation tips and resources. Apply today! 

Southside Middle School

The VISTA serving at Southside Middle School will collaborate with the GEAR UP Coordinator to expand the capacity of Southside Middle School to achieve three main goals for low-income and first-generation students: increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education, expand college aspirations and increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education, and increase students’ and families’ knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing. The VISTA will develop and strengthen community partnerships, research and develop informed educational equity initiatives, build a tutoring program, develop reflection, evaluation, and assessment tools, and create outreach materials to promote access and success programming and communicate college preparation tips and resources. Apply today! 

Lakes Region Community College

The VISTA serving at Lakes Region Community College will work to improve the ability of LRCC to impact college aspirations, access, retention, and success for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students in the Greater Lakes Region of NH. The VISTA will encourage volunteer service in the region, research and develop engagement programming to increase student success, build and strengthen community and K-12 partnerships, create new trainings and outreach materials, develop evaluations and establish systems to track outcomes, analyze and share data on local career trends, and work with team to expand other access initiatives. Be a part of LRCC’s newly developing Student Success Center and apply today!

NHTI, Concord's Community College

The VISTA serving at NHTI, Concord’s Community College will utilize campus resources and collaborate with stakeholders to increase access and retention for low-income students to higher education in the greater Concord area. The VISTA will help to build and expand programs to combat food insecurity, develop and strengthen community partnerships, encourage volunteering and recruit volunteers, and research and develop campus programming to impact student success among low-income students. Apply today! 

Saint Anselm College/Access Academy

The VISTA serving with the St. Anselm College Access Academy will collaborate with the Access Education Director to expand this program’s capacity to serve low-income, immigrant, refugee, and underrepresented high school students to succeed and access higher education. The VISTA will strengthen and expand community partnerships, improve and expand community outreach, recruit targeted high school student participants and college student volunteers, develop and improve volunteer trainings and support, and collect and compile data, analyze evaluations, research. The VISTA will build and expand access programming, materials, and curriculum for low-income students, develop accompanying trainings, and create distance learning opportunities. Apply today! 

Saint Anselm College/Community Education

The VISTA serving with the St. Anselm College Community Education Program will collaborate with Elmwood Gardens, the Meelia Center team, and others to expand this program’s capacity to serve low-income, immigrant, refugee, and underrepresented elementary and middle school students to succeed and access higher education. The VISTA will strengthen and expand community partnerships, improve and expand community outreach, recruit targeted elementary and middle school student participants and college student volunteers, develop and improve volunteer trainings and support, and collect and compile data, analyze evaluations, research. The VISTA will build and expand access programming, materials, and curriculum for low-income students, develop accompanying trainings, and create distance learning opportunities. Apply today! 

VISTA Leaders (2)

Did you demonstrate leadership skills during your service year? Ready for a new level of responsibility? Two VISTA Leaders needed to serve with the Northern New England VISTA Collaboration. Leaders will work to expand and build the capacity of individual VISTA members and their service sites across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont and provide support and coordination for members to increase the Northern New England VISTA Collaboration project’s impact. Leaders will be ambassadors, mentor VISTA members, recruit VISTA members for the next year’s positions, facilitate idea-sharing and meaningful learning that meets member needs, mediate and resolve conflicts and issues with the community, project, supervisors, and AmeriCorps VISTA members, strengthen and expand community partnerships, build relationships to generate resources, and improve monitoring and reporting systems. Embark on a very rewarding experience and apply today! 

White Mountains Community College/Student Success

The VISTA serving at White Mountains Community College in Berlin, NH will work to strengthen WMCC’s ability to increase college access and success for low-income and first-generation students in the greater North Country region, by researching and developing impactful programming, encouraging volunteer service in the region, researching and developing engagement programming to increase student success for low-income and first-generation students, and developing a program to combat food insecurity. Apply today! 

White Mountains Regional High School

Serve at a comprehensive high school nestled in the White Mountains just minutes away from four seasons of outdoor recreation! The VISTA member serving with White Mountains Regional High School will strengthen and expand partnerships between NH higher education institutions and WMRHS to help low-income and first-generation students increase college aspirations and develop an understanding of how to access college. The VISTA will help assess and strengthen the college going culture of the school, recruit community member volunteers to engage with students and help them identify their dreams and desired careers and understand how a degree will help them achieve those goals, improve and create tools/systems to effectively measure and evaluate activity and program outcomes, revise outreach materials, develop and coordinate volunteer training as needed, research and create college access activities and resources. Apply today! 

Bates College

The VISTA serving with the Hayward Center for Community Partnerships at Bates College will develop and strengthen programming that connects Bates students to the off-campus community in informed and constructive ways. With a special focus on cultivating college aspirations for low-income K-12 students, the VISTA will partner with existing Bates offices and academic departments to inspire and equip Bates students for a range of community-engaged activities that respond to low-income community-identified needs. The VISTA will contribute to the college’s extensive Community-Engaged Learning program, work to expand and develop opportunities for low-income and first-generation K-12 students to explore STEM disciplines, research and develop new informed access programming with faculty and staff, recruit volunteers, develop volunteer orientation and training as needed, and create reflection activities, develop evaluations, and build or improve tools to track data and outcomes.

UMaine

The VISTA serving at UMaine will coordinate the Black Bear Mentors and Black Bear Tutors programs, and partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine and America Reads America Counts to support low-income and first-generation K-12 students to succeed and to increase their college aspirations. The VISTA will strengthen partnerships, recruit and train UMaine students to be tutors and mentors, refine existing trainings, improve and develop data collection and analysis tools to support assessment and evaluation, and research and develop a STEM Activities Resource Binder. Increasing student commitment to school, supporting academic success, and getting to know a college student are shown to decrease drop-out rates and increase college/career aspirations for low-income students. The BBM and BBT programs introduce low-income students to the possibilities and excite them about their future as a college student! Apply today! 

Maine Campus Compact - STEM Coordinator - Position Filled

The STEM VISTA will provide outreach and technical assistance support focused on collaborative STEM Engaging Initiatives to help advance STEM education for low-income students in Maine.  Duties include program outreach, recruitment of participants/ volunteers, technical assistance support for K-20 STEM collaborations, and resource development. Are you passionate about working on STEM issues? We are seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent communication and organizational skills, some workshop training/planning experience, and the ability to work independently. Is this you? Please apply today!

UMaine at Augusta

The VISTA serving at UMaine at Augusta will coordinate information and resources to increase UMA’s capacity to increase access to and retention in higher education for low-income individuals in Central Maine and statewide. The VISTA will work closely with the New Ventures Maine program to develop and distribute outreach and communication materials about career and education options and resources, the benefits of higher education, program opportunities, community resources, and financial literacy information. The VISTA will strengthen and expand partnerships with college access and success organizations in the Maine community and with departments across the college, research informed access programming and practices to improve and expand offerings (such as financial literacy curriculum), recruit and manage volunteers, and improve tools to assess needs, collect data, and evaluate activity and program outcomes. Apply today! 

UMaine at Presque Isle

The VISTA serving at UMaine at Presque Isle will strengthen and expand programs to support low-income and first-generation students to access and succeed in higher education. The VISTA will build and deepen community and HS partnerships, recruit and manage student mentors and other volunteers, evaluate and improve volunteer trainings, develop and implement service initiatives, secure resources to support access and success projects that support low-income students, collaborate with TRIO, Student Support Services, and the Student Life Department to develop and improve informed access and success programming, and create reflection activities, evaluations, and tools to track data and outcomes. Campus housing, meal plan, fitness passes, and public transit passes provided. Apply today! 

University of New England

The VISTA serving at the University of New England will expand and enhance the America Reads and America Counts Tutoring Program (ARAC) and College Aspirations Program (CAP)to support UNE’s capacity to expand college access and success for low-income students. The VISTA will recruit and manage college student volunteers for community service activities on and off campus, improve trainings for volunteers, strengthen partnerships with schools and organizations in Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Kennebunk, create outreach and marketing materials for service opportunities and access programming, plan a volunteer recognition program, refine and improve tools to collect and track data, measure outcomes, and evaluate activities/programs, and develop additional service initiatives in collaboration with UNE departments and community partners. Apply today! 

UMA at Bangor

The VISTA serving at UMA at Bangor will coordinate information and resources to increase UMA’s capacity to increase access to and retention in higher education for low-income individuals in the Greater Bangor Region. The VISTA will work closely with the New Ventures Maine program to develop and distribute outreach and communication materials about career and education options and resources, the benefits of higher education, program opportunities, community resources, and financial literacy information. The VISTA will strengthen and expand partnerships with college access and success organizations in the Maine community and with departments across the college, research informed access programming and practices to improve and expand offerings (such as financial literacy curriculum), recruit and manage volunteers, and improve tools to assess needs, collect data, and evaluate activity and program outcomes. Apply today! 

Middlebury College

The VISTA serving at Middlebury will work to build capacity and support for increasing success, retention, and persistence for low-income, first generation, underrepresented students at Middlebury College. The VISTA will partner with faculty, staff and students to implement programming, collaborate with campus departments to strengthen existing college success programs, recruit volunteers for various college success programs, develop outreach materials, create or improve assessment tools to support data collection and outcome tracking, and research informed practices to build new initiatives to strengthen success for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. Apply today! 

Champlain College/ODI

The VISTA serving at Champlain College ODI will expand capacity to support the success of low-income, first generation students at Champlain College. This VISTA will collaborate with the newly established First-Gen Forward team to research and implement evidence-based success programming and practices for low-income, first generation students, create outreach materials to expand awareness of resources that address needs insecurities and success programming, recruit and manage volunteers, identify and build community partnerships, and develop data collection and analysis systems to evaluate the effects of programming on retention and success for low-income, first-generation students. Help Champlain College increase support for low-income, first-generation students! Apply today! 

Champlain College/WGC

The VISTA serving at Champlain College WGC, will work closely with the Director of Student Development and Belonging to build capacity to support the success and retention of low-income, women-identifying, and rural students at Champlain College. The VISTA will research and develop new programming initiatives that address opportunity gaps and barriers to success, improve and implement a Women’s Leadership Development program to increase opportunity, persistence, and success for women-identifying low-income students in STEM, create or improve assessment tools to support activity evaluation, data collection, and outcome tracking, recruit and manage volunteers, strengthen and expand community partnerships, create outreach materials, and develop sustainable resources for future programming. Apply today and join this dynamic, student-centered office!