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.

Arlee Rehabilitation Center

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: July 20, 2020 – July 19, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Arlee Rehabilitation Center (ARC) serves the Flathead Indian Reservation by providing an animal-assisted Social and Emotional Learning program to at-risk K-12 youth on the reservation. ARC will host two VISTAs members. One member will expand institutional capacity to launch pilot programs, including the on-site social and emotional learning (SEL) classes and summer camps, support planning and developing the ARC site that will provide safe and appropriate accommodations, and help create a volunteer program. The second VISTA will help develop a culturally appropriate curriculum, pursue K-12 partnerships and seek grant funding for the organization.

Greater Gallatin United Way – Early Childhood Education

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: Greater Gallatin United Way empowers donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits and community groups to invest in their neighbors and improve the community’s quality of life. The VISTA member will increase access to high-quality early care and educational programs in Gallatin County through outreach and education for the community. They will raise money for the Gallatin County branch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, a book gifting program for children ages 0-5. The VISTA will design and present toolkits for business and community leaders to support/ increase early care and education opportunities.

 

Greater Gallatin United Way – kidsLINK

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 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.

 

Greater Gallatin United Way – The Resilience Project

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: Greater Gallatin United Way empowers donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits and community groups to invest in their neighbors and improve the community’s quality of life. The VISTA member will serve The Resilience Project to ensure that diverse audiences gain access to resources that help them build resilience. The member will work on curriculum development for community workshops, as well as increase awareness for these resources overall. The VISTA will also analyze the effectiveness of The Resilience Project, which will allow the program to increase efficiency and outreach strategies.

 

Montana Racial Equity Project

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Program: July 20, 2020 – July 19, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Montana Racial Equity Project (MTREP) advocates equity and justice for historically marginalized, disenfranchised, and oppressed peoples in Montana. The VISTA will help alleviate poverty by educating low- and very-low income students, and those around them, about resources that are available to them to support and nurture their academic achievement. The VISTA will help create a new program designed to support and empower queer youth of color in their personal and academic life in order to help keep them thriving and successful in school thereby reducing their risk of staying in poverty or becoming impoverished. The VISTA will also support the Black Student Union and Indigenous students at Montana State University, Bozeman by teaching organizational, time management, and leadership skills.

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.

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: Montana Tech (MT Tech) is Montana’s technological university, offering exemplary programs in engineering, science, and technology. The Institute for Educational Opportunities at MT Tech is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 students with the support they need to achieve success in higher education. As an AmeriCorps member at MT Tech you will serve as an integral part of a large team at the Institute for Educational opportunities, including 5 full-time AmeriCorps Members and 15 College Student Team Members. Although based in Butte, you should expect to make frequent travel to regional communities (Butte, Anaconda, Ennis, Whitehall, Boulder) to provide mentoring and college coaching to high school students.

Dawson Community College

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: July 20, 2020 – July 19, 2021
Car required? Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: Dawson Community College is a comprehensive academic community in eastern Montana, committed to providing affordable and open access to quality teaching and learning. The AmeriCorps VISTA will conduct a community needs assessment among the campus community, identifying areas for improvement and providing recommendations to the college. They will also develop and implement a food pantry program for food insecure students. Finally, the VISTA will support student wellness, and develop programs that build life skills and improve academic success.

Great Falls LGBTQ Center

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 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 Department of Labor – Career Lab

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: August 31, 2020 – August 30, 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Career Lab (within the state’s Workforce Services Division) is a place of exploration and discovery learning where Montanans learn to use labor market information to plan for rewarding and meaningful careers. The VISTA will help organize and build capacity for programs, projects, and events that address the career needs of low-income communities in Montana, focusing on rural and reservation communities. The VISTA will bring the Career Information System and Career Lab resources to communities, organize with state K-12 and post secondary education to expand the Become and Alum program, supporting degree completion for students who stopped out of higher education before completing a degree.

 

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

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education is dedicated to improving the well being of students within the Montana University System. The goal of this VISTA project is to increase low-income Montana University System students’ access to healthy, safe, and inclusive learning environments. The VISTA will work with the existing Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Task Force, with a goal of informing Montana campuses about best practices and policies. They will also work with the Task Force to identify the areas of highest need in student mental health and wellness and to drive education, policy, programming, resource-allocation at a system-level.

 

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education – College Access Team

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: August 31, 2020 – August 30, 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of students within the Montana University System. Within the OCHE College Access Team, there are three dinstinct college access programs (GEAR UP, TRIO Talent Search, and iGraduate MT), each of which support different aspects of college access and success. The VISTA will focus their service on amplifying student voices in these programs through creating a yearly publication and creating an anthology collection with stories from program alumni.  The VISTA will be a communication liaison, ensuring that information about these programs are reaching the populations that would benefit from them most.

Northwest Veterans Stand Down and Food Pantry

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The North West Montana Veterans Stand Down & Food Pantry is dedicated to extending a helping hand up to homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans and their families. The VISTA will seek grant funding and donations to support future programming. They will also support educational opportunities for veterans that include resume writing, job search, access community services, job training, continued education, and vocational opportunities. The VISTA will manage project performance data, to ensure that the organization is effective in meeting the needs of veterans in Montana.

100 Fold Studio

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

Position Description: 100 Fold Studio is an international, nonprofit architecture firm investing in developing communities through design. The responsibilities of the VISTA member will be to provide research and statistical analyses to help inform business decisions. The member will create and document necessary administrative policies, financial, and HR systems that benefit and expand program attendance rates and client/donor relationships, with the goal of expanding the organization’s focus on community impact.

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.

 

International Rescue Committee

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: July 20, 2020 – July 19, 2021
Car required?
Yes
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. This VISTA position will build systems to increase academic success for low income refugee youth to move out of poverty. The VISTA will help build the capacity of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to better prepare refugee youth for higher education. The VISTA will create systems for recruiting and training volunteers in academic coaching, financial literacy, English language training and digital literacy.

 

International Rescue Committee

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

Position Description: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. The AmeriCorps member at the IRC will serve as an academic coach for refugee families, developing clear pathways to higher education for refugee youth. The member will support families in searching for, and enrolling in, academic institutions. The member will also providing cultural competency training for educators and higher education institutions, to increase understanding in the community.

 

Missoula Writing Collaborative – Free Verse

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? No

Position Description: Free Verse is empowering youth incarcerated across Montana to gain agency over their own narrative and to discover their capacity for creativity, empathy, and engagement in the classroom through lessons in literature and creative writing. The VISTA will generate funds to support writing program curriculum, staff, research and outreach. They will meet with community partners to implement a pilot program with Missoula Flagship, an after school program. The VISTA will also work on measuring program impact, expanding programming through partnerships, and recruiting and training community volunteers to increase program reach.

 

Montana Campus Compact Network Office

Service Program: AmeriCorps State
Service Commitment: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 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 AmeriCorps Leader at Montana Campus Compact will provide support to AmeriCorps members throughout the state by helping coordinate training opportunities, service projects, and recruiting part-time college student AmeriCorps members. The AmeriCorps Leader will also highlight the work of MTCC’s AmeriCorps members through social media and blog content. To ensure that MTCC AmeriCorps members are supported in their service term, the AmeriCorps Leader will hold regular check-ins, as well as coordinate site visits. The AmeriCorps Leader must have previously completed a year or more of service to qualify.

 

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.

 

Moving Mountains Foundation

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

Position Description: Moving Mountains Foundation (MMF) is dedicated to improving the quality of lives of children and adults with developmental and acquired disabilities. The VISTA will build capacity to ensure the needs of vulnerable populations are being met through education programs, in-services, access to skilled services, early intervention screenings. They will raise community awareness of diverse populations. The VISTA will develop organizational systems that support Moving Mountains Foundation’s goal to end poverty.

 

Pursue Your Passions

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

Position Description: The Pursue Your Passions program builds educational, experiential, and entrepreneurial programs for Montana women to create more equitable, prosperous and collaborative futures for all. The VISTA member will engage and provide outreach to underserved women in urban, rural, and reservation-based populations (on and off University of Montana’s campus) in order to illustrate problem-solving and entrepreneurial methodologies, which can lead to financial independence. The will attend and connect with influential women in the community and across the state at conferences, networking meet-ups, and industry events to talk about the program and forge new connections. The VISTA will work with the marketing team, the student program manager, and the program director to create and administer digital outreach, press releases, marketing, and advertising campaigns for the program.

 

Rural Institute

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

Position Description: The Rural Institute is committed to creating better lives for rural people with disabilities and their families, and strives to improve independence and participation of people with disabilities in everyday activities and all aspects of the community. The Rural Institute VISTA will support anti-poverty work for people with disabilities through outreach and education. They will update existing resources, create new resources, share resources with community partners, and expand community engagement though activities and education. The VISTA member will partner with members of the community with disabilities to ensure that all resources are appropriate and supportive. 

 

Soft Landing Missoula

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

Position Description: Soft Landing Missoula strives to make the city a welcoming community for displaced persons, and to help refugees successfully integrate and thrive in their new home. As the AmeriCorps member at Soft Landing, you will help individuals from the Missoula refugee community access high quality education and achieve academic success. This will be accomplished by providing academic mentorship to refugee and immigrant youth while also engaging them in college positive activities such as campus visits, college finance help, and community volunteerism.

 

SpectrUM Discovery Area

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

Position Description: The spectrUM Discovery Area is a hands-on science center which promotes a culture of learning and discovery for Montana youth. As the AmeriCorps member at spectrUM you will engage young people in science demonstrations, activities, and exhibits at their new location in the Missoula Public Library. You will also be responsible for coordinating with the library to provide mentoring and college access support to teens.

 

University of Montana Food Pantry

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 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.

 

University of Montana – School of Social Work

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: August 31, 2020 – August 30, 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? Yes

Position Description: The University of Montana’s School of Social Work’s mission is to effectively engage in activities integral to preparing skilled baccalaureate and master’s level social work practitioners, while promoting more just and humane social structures and outcomes within Montana, the United States, and internationally. The VISTA will help build systems for collecting and organizing data on the Bachelor’s of Social Work 2+2 Program. The VISTA will analyze how to better serve students from rural and tribal communities, and build a comprehensive inventory of opportunities for financial and other support for students.

 

Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Service Program: AmeriCorps VISTA
Service Commitment: Summer 2020 – Summer 2021
Car required?
No
Driver’s License required? No

Position Description: The Veterans Advocacy Clinic (VAC) supports veterans through legal representation, legal consultation, and outreach, ensuring that the systems designed to support veterans are held accountable. The VISTA member seek grant funding and donations for the VAC and its initiatives. The member will also lead program development and assessment activities for the Clinic and its Rural and Tribal Veterans Outreach Program. In addition, they will assist in research projects and publications that will help the Clinic understand and meet the needs of Montana’s veterans.

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.

Troy High School

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

Position Description: Nestled in the mountains along the Kootenai River, and sitting at an elevation of 1,800 feet, the town of Troy bears the distinction of being the lowest municipality in Montana. Troy High School provides secondary education to the community’s 130 high school students. As the AmeriCorps member at the high school, you will be responsible for getting students excited about college and future careers. By providing one-on-one mentoring, ACT/SAT prep, and organizing career day events, you will help Troy’s students succeed.

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.