Year Long Positions

Following are YEAR LONG positions available for both AmeriCorps and VISTA positions, listed alphabetically by city. (If you are interested in part-time or summer 10-week positions, click the links in the left sidebar.) VISTA positions begin on August 19, 2019 and AmeriCorps positions begin on September 3, 2019. At the end of each listing is a notation as to whether the position is for AmeriCorps (direct service) or VISTA (indirect service).

BOZEMAN

Greater Gallatin United Way – kidsLINK Afterschool program: Work with Greater Gallatin United Way’s Board of Directors, staff, community partners, and rural site partners to help increase the sustainability and quality of Greater Gallatin Valley United Way’s 32 kidsLINK after school programs in southwest Montana. Work to identify and address gaps in service which are particularly experienced by low income children and families to ensure that all children have access to quality out-of-school-time programs. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Greater Gallatin United Way – Resilience Project: The Resilience Project (TRP) is an initiative of the Greater Gallatin United Way, which was started in 2016 to address the need to increase awareness of behavioral health and wellbeing. As a VISTA member you’ll be the integral driver to shift The Resilience Project effort at GGUW out of pilot phase with a limited audience and expand the project’s reach. The VISTA will be a critical systems-builder for this effort and will work to: ensure that the education and awareness strategies appeal to broad audiences; create workflows to efficiently manage training requests, feedback from participants, preparation for brief/debrief of each training, and data needed to monitor outcomes; recruit workplaces, organizations, and other audiences for The Resilience Project workshops and awareness campaigns; and to contribute to the effort to shift the collective mindset that whole person health includes behavioral health and well-being. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

BUTTE

Montana Tech: The AmeriCorps Leader will support the AmeriCorps team with engaging students in school and after school academic mentoring at Ramsay Elementary school and Legion Oasis. The team will deliver college access curriculum such as financial literacy workshops, FAFSA support, and facilitate a summer nudging program encouraging post-secondary enrollment at high schools and for recent high school graduates. The Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 and college students with the tools and support they need to achieve success in higher education. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

DRUMMOND

Drummond High School: The AmeriCorps Leader will mentor underserved rural students and connect older students with younger students in an academic mentoring role. The mentoring program will also engage families in college access and college knowledge programming. Drummond High School Goals are to support and expand college access programming, combat higher education apathy among students and families, and provide students with meaningful service and community engagement activities. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply Here!

GLENDIVE

Dawson Community College – Experiencing Student Success: Dawson Community College fosters a culture of excellence in education providing all students quality learning and opportunities for growth and partnership in local and global communities. As the VISTA you will draft and administer a community needs assessment to the college community and community partners, collect data and provide recommendations for activities to address needs identified in the assessment, provide auxiliary services to target population to improve academic success through building life skills necessary to be successful students, improve access to free and healthy food resources to students to mitigate food insecurity in the target population to improve overall academic performance and well-being, design and implement the creation of a food pantry program on campus, recruit volunteers, and much more! (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

GREAT FALLS

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cascade County (BGCCC) – Increasing Club Capacity and Community Impact: BGCCC enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. BGCCC offers comprehensive youth development programs that focus on three priority outcomes: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character & citizenship. Serve with BGCCC to help with capacity building projects: creating a robust volunteer program, improving relationships with community partners in order to reduce duplication and increase collaboration in the programs and services offered, and increasing the number of youth and families served by BGCCC. Additionally, as the VISTA, you will assist with Club member recruitment and attendance tracking; follow up with absent members or lapsed memberships and increase the average daily attendance, and focus on grant specific recruitment needs. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

HAVRE

MSU Northern: Mentor and support high school students and first generation and low income freshmen at MSU-Northern, helping them to be successful in school and explore career paths. Recruit, train, and support a team of AmeriCorps members to mentor first generation and low income freshmen college students at MSU-Northern. Facilitate educational workshops designed to retain college students by proactively responding to time management, test anxiety, financial literacy, study skills, and self-care. Recruit and support college students to participate in workshops to develop leadership skills including team building and educational/social programs of interest to the general student population. Recruit university student and local high school students. Mentor college and high school students to develop leadership personal health skills.  Reach out to underserved college students and work to create and promote a healthy, safe, and enjoyable campus community. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

HELENA

Equal Pay Task Force: VISTA member will pursue development of the ‘Campus Task Force.’ This Task Force will provide campus career development centers with a wage negotiation toolkit to empower female students to earn equal pay for equal work as they enter the workforce. The Campus Task Force will educate their peers and campus staff about the gender wage gap and what they can do to eliminate it. The VISTA will also support day-to-day outreach, communication and marketing of the Task Force and the collective work of the group. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) – Montana University System Equity in Mental Health and Wellness: OCHE is committed to effectively using its resources to make higher education accessible and affordable for Montana’s college graduates. Serve with OCHE to increase low-income college students’ access to healthy, safe, and inclusive learning environments: help build capacity to coordinate and deliver mental health and wellness programming; research best practices in system-level diversity and inclusion efforts; build a coalition of campus leaders; develop assessment tools; and work with system and campus leaders to create culturally-responsive mental health and wellness resources. This project will contribute to the well-being and success of nearly 12,400 Pell-eligible students, 5,820 American Indian students and other students of color, and the many thousands of first-generation students in the MUS system. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

KALISPELL

Flathead Valley Community College: The AmeriCorps Leader engages underserved high school students in college access activities with the Running Start program to increase dual enrollment and student success. The leader will mentor and support at least 50 first generation, low income students while building relationships with students and providing outreach for students on academic probation. Flathead Valley Community College’s Running Start Program provides eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get an affordable start on their education by earning college credits while still in high school. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!

Gateway Community & Children’s Center: As the VISTA, you will be helping to expand of the Gateway Community Center by developing a subsidized Children’s Center for low income children, an afterschool and summer program, and integrating services for developmentally disabled children. You will research, write, and submit grants, and if the grants are awarded, you will take the next steps in utilizing the money received from those grants to help in acquiring the equipment, furniture, etc. for the Children’s Center. Additionally, you will recruit volunteers for the project, do volunteer outreach through mailings, phone calls, and coordinate with the campus partner to recruit campus volunteers. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

The Literacy Center of Northwest Montana: As a VISTA, you will establish a used Book Shoppe, recruit volunteers for the shoppe and help with the opening of the shoppe. You will further the Dress For Success program by recruiting volunteers, organizing a system for the program and doing community outreach for women who are in need of the Dress For Success program. Furthermore, you will expand the No Kid Hungry program, engage the community by having volunteers read to the children, and invite city-county dignitaries to come and have lunch with the children. Additionally, you will write grants and assist with fundraising events. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

MISSOULA

Accelerate Montana: Accelerate Montana helps Montana businesses to increase their success from those in the idea stage all the way to those looking for global expansion. As the VISTA you will help develop economic opportunities for underrepresented high school and college students, specifically Native Americans and women, to gain interest in business ownership and increase entrepreneurship. The VISTA will serve to reduce poverty throughout Western Montana by delivering entrepreneurial programs, writing grants, and providing outreach to underserved, low-income populations on campus, in rural communities, and on reservations. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Home ReSource: Conduct an assessment, design, build and implement a volunteer program that brings diverse members from the Missoula community into Home ReSource to gain work experience, develop vocational skills, learn about green industry jobs, and engage in meaningful, empowering, environmentally restorative, community-serving work. The VISTA will focus on 1) developing partnerships that support targeted volunteer recruitment; 2) developing strategies to promote recruitment and retention of volunteers, 3) establishing the internal systems and capacity for efficient and effective volunteer intake, training, placement, evaluation, and oversight; and 4) building community connections that support the successful transition of volunteers to subsequent educational, employment, and vocational opportunities. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!)

Missoula College: Missoula College is a two-year college embedded within the University of Montana. As the VISTA, you will plan and execute Student Advocate Program activities, create a comprehensive Student Advocate Program Guide; increase headcount of dually-enrolled high school students at Missoula College; plan and expand Montana Pathway Projects encouraging high school students to pursue careers in high-demand, high-wage disciplines; enhance work-based learning (WBL) opportunities, apprenticeships, and other WBL opportunities; meet regularly with the WBL Director to plan and advertise internship and apprenticeship activities. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Missoula Urban Demonstration Project: MUD promotes urban sustainable living through hands-on learning, resource sharing, and community engagement. As a VISTA you will input solutions to everyday practical challenges that poverty presents. You will be engaged in a process that aims to increase the accessibility and availability of critical empowering resources (space, physical tools and practical know-how) and provide edifying inspiration through community initiatives that model solutions. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

MonTech- Adaptive Recreation Coordinator: MonTECH provides technology, support, and services that improve the quality of life for Montanans with disabilities. Serve with Montech and connect with potential community partners for Wheels Across Montana (WAM); meet with other adaptive recreation organizations throughout the state; connect with other agencies about how they are utilizing trikes; create a system for repairs; organize, plan, and execute community events; develop a system to train personnel and gather data; assist in looking for funding sources and writing grants; organize contacts and connect with potential partners for a new site to better connect with Veterans; and connect with the Veterans Administration and other agencies to help Veterans who are disabled gain easy access to trikes. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Montana Digital Academy (MTDA) – Engineering Student Success: Expanding Distance Learning Effectiveness in Low-Success Populations: MTDA makes distance learning opportunities available to all school-age children through public school districts in the state of Montana. Serve with MTDA and create new internal and external capacities to support students who have been unsuccessful in the online class environment: analyze qualitative and quantitative data; connect with MTDA teachers, local site facilitators, parents, and students to assess what gaps may exist; develop materials and training for students, MTDA teachers, and participating local schools; enhance existing processes for monitoring students at the beginning of terms; and develop new processes for monitoring students during the middle and end of terms. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

Rural Institute: UM Center for Excellence in Disabilities- Community Engagement VISTA: The Rural Institute improves the skills, abilities, quality of life and satisfaction of people with disabilities in rural communities, their families and those who support and partner with them. Serve with the Rural Institute to develop and disseminate a variety of community engagement assets; create a Rural Institute trainee (university students) knowledge and capacity development program; and develop systemic processes for enhancing engagement of children and youth with disabilities and their families in community-based disability and related education programs and services. As the VISTA, you will be engaged in numerous Rural Institute initiatives in collaboration with community partners. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!

PABLO

SKC Upward Bound: The AmeriCorps Leader engages high school students on the Flathead Reservation in mentoring activities designed to help them with student success and motive them to plan for and pursue post-secondary education. During the year, the leader will engage high school students in academic mentoring and help them plan for attending college. Upward Bound 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. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!