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TCN 2019 Fact Sheet

Heart of Oregon Corps

Position title : Recruitment Capacity Project Leader

Deadline to apply : February 1, 2019

Type of Position : Corpsmember / Intern

Town, City, Park, etc : Bend

State / Territory : Oregon

Organization/Program Description :

Founded in 2000, the mission of Heart of Oregon Corps is to empower and inspire positive change in the lives of young people through jobs, education, and stewardship. We operate “work, learn, earn” job training programs that address the needs of low-income, disconnected young adults. Learn more at www.heartoforegon.org.

Position Description :

We are looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA Recruitment Capacity Project Leader for our YouthBuild program. The AmeriCorps VISTA will build recruitment capacity in Heart of Oregon Corps’ programs, ultimately increasing the number of youth engaged in HOC programs, thus increasing performance measures in acquiring high school diplomas, GED’s, earning industry recognized certificates, succeeding in postsecondary education, and/or gaining employment.


AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization creating or expanding programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Learn more about becoming a VISTA at: www.nationalservice.gov/vista. Reading this information prior to applying is highly recommended.

Job Duties :
  • Designing integrated, thoughtful recruitment communication materials including web site, printed materials, videos, and social media strategy
  • Co-facilitating HOC Recruitment Work Group with Program Directors
  • Conducting research projects on HOC recruitment trends; present findings to internal groups including Board of Directors, Staff Leadership Team, and Recruitment Work Group.
  • Developing Recruitment Partnerships, creating a strategy to initiate new partnerships and deepen current partnerships.
Requirements :

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a high school diploma; a Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. At least one year of office, business, or program experience, which includes file and data coordination. Applicants should be fluent with standard office software and technology, including Microsoft Office, Outlook, and web-based applications. Proficiency in Excel is a must. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be highly organized with excellent time management skills. This position requires the ability to relate sensitively to a multiracial and multicultural group of young people and coworkers, as well as respect for the ideas and intelligence of young adults. A good sense of humor is also a plus!

Benefits :

Program Benefits
The VISTA position will receive a living allowance stipend of $473.50 bi-weekly, a $1,421 housing stipend for the year, and a $5,920 AmeriCorps Education Award or $1,800 cash stipend paid at completion of service. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), 12-month position.

Contact Information :

Please submit the following to Rebekah Altman, Development & Communications Director:

•Cover Letter (in an email is ok)


•Two references


By email: rebekah.altman@heartoforegon.org; fax: 541-306-3703; or mail: Heart of Oregon Corps, PO Box 279, Bend OR 97709.