Iowa College Aid Announces Two AmeriCorps VISTA Openings

Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016

Iowa College Aid today announced the opening of two positions for AmeriCorps VISTA members to help serve the agency and local community colleges in community outreach efforts related to increasing college attainment.

The Education Empowers VISTA member will work onsite at Iowa College Aid's offices in Des Moines, IA, and conduct research around best practices, curriculum and activities to support Iowa College Aid's outreach efforts. These efforts will include support for GEAR UP Iowa, College Changes Everything and Three Step Process (College Application Campaign, FAFSA Completion Initiative and College Decision Day) by developing materials, resources and toolkits for staff, school districts and communities. The VISTA will also assist staff in creating a strategy aroundincreasing organizational capacity to serve students and families of Iowa.

The second available opening is for an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will work with Iowa College Aid and Iowa Lakes Community College (ILCC) to build a coordinated effort around college access and success for Estherville area residents. The Estherville College Access Network (ECAN) Engagement VISTA member will  work to increase the involvement of underserved student populations in educational services in the Estherville Lincoln Central School District leading to successful enrollment and completion of higher education, with a special focus on the Latino community. This will be accomplished by working with local leaders to strengthen and increase the capacity of the Estherville College Access Network. 

For more information on these opportunities, and to apply, please visit the job listing pages on MyAmericorps.gov: Education Empowers VISTA member | Estherville College Access Network (ECAN) Engagement VISTA member

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on December 15, 2017 at 5:31pm.