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AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, please visit: National Service AmeriCorps Vista FAQS

Austin Partners in Education (APIE) creates and fosters effective community and school partnerships to improve student college and career readiness and expand STEM education opportunities through community engagement. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools (including those in the Dove Springs neighborhood) to meet the tremendous need for low-income student academic and personal support from elementary through high school. Currently serving a student population that is 90% economically disadvantaged, APIE expects to support at least 3,300 students each year over the three-year course of the project. To meet the overarching objectives of the project: a) Developing and implementing a volunteer and community support strategy for targeted Austin ISD schools and b) Placing more adult volunteers in the classroom to work with high-needs students at Title I schools, the VISTA member (Communications Strategist) will perform activities related to: communications to expand awareness of APIE programs and its mission. To learn more about APIE, please visit:


  • Designing and creating original and engaging content for multiple communications platforms, including social media, promotional materials, newsletters, and press releases
  • Assisting in the development and execution of a communications strategy with a high emphasis on social media


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree, Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Spanish fluency a plus

Preferred Qualifications:
General Skills, Non-Profit Management, Education, Computers/Technology, Leadership, Communications, Writing/Edition, Team Work.

Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage* .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit


Application Due Date: 06/26/2017

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End Date: 08/17/2018

To Apply: Please Visit the Corporation for National and Community Service's website: Americorps VISTA Posting Here



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