Full-time positions

Below are full-time national service positions available for 2020 – 2021, listed by city. If you would like more information about a specific service listing, email Claire Foley at foley@mtcompact.org.

Greater Gallatin United Way – kidsLINK

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: August 31, 2020 – August 30, 2021
Car required? Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK program provides access to affordable, educational afterschool programming for working families and their children. The AmeriCorps VISTA will conduct a needs assessment to evaluate the kidsLINK program and how it can be improved. The VISTA will also research Diversity, Equity and Inclusion best practices, and help integrate them into the kidsLINK program. Finally, the VISTA will promote donor and community engagement with the kidsLINK program.

Blackfeet Community College

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Car required? Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: Located on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Blackfeet Community College (BCC) provides educational opportunities to area residents while advancing knowledge and pride in Blackfeet cultural heritage. As an AmeriCorps member at BCC, you will provide college coaching to juniors and seniors at Browning, Heart Butte, and Cuts Wood High Schools. You will also provide support to the BCC Student Food Pantry, and organize community volunteer events, such as an Earth Day community clean-up.

Great Falls College Student Services

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 -August 31, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: Great Falls College Student Services AmeriCorps Leader will mentor first generation low income college students and engage students in service and student organizations to increase college success and attainment. Engage students in networking opportunities and mentoring projects geared towards retention and success. Recruit and engage high school students in college access activities on campus by assisting with college access events to expose youth to campus and highlight programming, co-curricular opportunities and service opportunities. The leader will help support the Odds & Ends Food Pantry on campus helping to ensure students have the food they need to be successful in college.

 

Great Falls LGBTQ Center

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: August 31, 2020 -August 30, 2021
Car required?
no
Driver’s License required? no

Position Description: The Great Falls LGBTQ Center enhances and sustains the health and well-being of the LGBTQ+ community by providing activities, programs and services that will empower our community to embrace and support our cultural diversity. The VISTA will become a certified Safe Zone trainer, and provide this training to university students and faculty, and public school faculty. This education will create welcoming spaces for queer students. The VISTA will continue oversight of current GSAs, identify teacher-sponsors and create two new GSAs. The VISTA will offer community education on the purpose of and data behind GSAs and continue building relationships within the district.

MAPS Media Institute

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? No

Position Description: MAPS Media Institute is a flagship media arts organization whose mission is to empower, inspire, and prepare Montana’s next generation for success. As the AmeriCorps member at MAPS, you will engage rural students in group mentoring and carry out college access activities such as college application review and standardized test prep. The member will also support media arts programming for area 8-12 grade students. A strong background in media arts (photography, videography, graphic design) is a must.

Montana Tech – Institute for Educational Opportunities

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Montana Tech Institute for Educational Opportunities is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 students with the support they need to achieve success in higher education. As the full-time AmeriCorps Member for the Helena Region you will experience life in Montana’s state capitol while providing mentorship and college coaching to students at Helena and Capitol High Schools. The AmeriCorps member will work closely with the central office in Butte and the rest of the AmeriCorps Team to ensure that a Montana students are successful in accessing post-secondary education.

 

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education – College Access Team

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: August 31, 2020 – August 30, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) College Access Team works with minority, low-income, and first generation students in Montana to access post-secondary education. The VISTA on this team will increase awareness of OCHE programs by through participant narratives. They will gather and showcase positive stories from program participants, allowing younger students in communities to identify college role models through these narratives. The VISTA will also support college access programming and serve as a vital member of the college access team.

Broader Impacts Group

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Broader Impacts Group in Missoula fosters a community of practice around research and creative scholarship and engages K-12 students in STEM activities. As the AmeriCorps Member at Broader Impacts you will introduce students in Montana to role models from the University of Montana and inspire them to pursue higher education. You will work closely with the spectrUM Discovery Area and the Missoula Food Bank EmPower Place to engage young people in science camps and clubs, as well as other college positive activities.

University of Montana Food Pantry

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: July 20, 2020 – July 19, 2021
Car required? No
Driver’s License required? No

Position Description: The purpose of the University of Montana (UM) Food Pantry is to provide free food and hygiene products to students, staff, and others experiencing basic needs insecurity, in a confidential and dignified way. The AmeriCorps VISTA will conduct an outreach campaign to enroll qualifying UM students in SNAP food assistance programs. The VISTA will also develop a food drive program to increase food resources for students. They will also develop systems to improve fundraising efforts, track inventory, coordinate volunteers and practicum students, and connect clients to additional resources.

 

Montana Campus Compact Network Office

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: July 20, 2020 – July 19, 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) advances the public purposes of colleges and universities to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibility. The MTCC VISTA Leader will support VISTA members across the state through recruitment, coaching, and special initiatives. The VISTA Leader will ensure that VISTA members can succeed in their anti-poverty project through supporting trainings, mentoring VISTA members, and supporting recruitment efforts. The Leader will also coordinate site visits with members across the state. The VISTA Leader must have previously completed a year or more of service to qualify.

Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Salish Kootenai College Upward Bound program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to provide low-income, first-generation high school students with the skills and motivation necessary for success in post secondary education. The AmeriCorps members will assist individual students and small groups of students by leading ACT prep and academic assistance sessions. The AmeriCorps member will also help families learn about the college application process through financial aid and college knowledge workshops. During the summer, the member will assist with classroom and field activities for small groups of students who will earn high school and college credit for completion of the courses offered.

Boys & Girls Club of Richland County

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Boys & Girls Club in Sidney, MT aims to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential and become productive, responsible, and caring citizens. As the AmeriCorps member at the Club, you will support youth-focused mentoring activities for at least 50 young people and coordinate with staff to plan activities and events. Your responsibilities will include homework help, designing STEM activities, and providing supportive mentoring to the Club’s members.

College Coach – Rural Montana Communities

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: Many of Montana’s rural communities experience high rates of poverty and low rates of high school graduation. If you would like to complete your service at one of these locations, MTCC can consider you for placement at a rural high school in the state. As an AmeriCorps member at one of these locations, you will serve low-income and first generation juniors and seniors by providing them with college positive coaching and involving them in college focused peer groups. Through your service, you will involve students in campus visits and regular academic mentoring sessions, in addition to organizing community service projects for them to participate in. 

Specific community locations TBD.