Program Associate - Temporary

  • Location
    Remote, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Feb 23

Position description

Founded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is an anti-poverty program designed to provide needed resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to increase their capacity to lift communities out of poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA provides opportunities for Americans 18 years or older from a diverse range of backgrounds to dedicate a year of full-time service with an organization (“sponsor”) to create or expand programs designed to empower individuals and communities in overcoming poverty.

The power of AmeriCorps VISTA is extraordinary, and brings talented, passionate people on board to create or enhance your anti-poverty program by expanding the capacity of your organization.



• Process administrative transactions related to the placement and enrollment of AmeriCorps members. 
• Process administrative transactions related to the activation and exiting of members, including ensuring accurate and timely completion of required candidate paperwork.
• Communicate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure compliance with program requirements and provide technical assistance where needed. 
• Ensure candidates and members comply with required background check processes 
• Review Policies and Procedures to find and implement improvements and efficiencies.
• Provide Excellent Customer Service to AmeriCorps candidates, members, and staff
• Create and provide data reports as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Technical Credibility: Understands the AmeriCorps mission and functions and operates effectively within existing framework: Applies all appropriate laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Strategic Thinking: Formulates effective strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy
of the organization. ∙Examines policy issues and strategic planning with a long term perspective.
Determines objectives and sets priorities; anticipates potential threats or opportunities.

Written Communication: Documents are clear, convincing, and organized. Makes clear and convincing presentations to individuals or groups; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of open communication.

Partnering: Develops networks and builds alliances, engages in cross‐functional activities; collaborates
across boundaries, and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders. Utilizes contacts to
build and strengthen internal support bases.

Accountability: Assures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of
the organization. Holds self and others accountable for rules and responsibilities. Can be relied upon to
ensure that projects within areas of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring attainment of outcomes.

Application instructions

Please email the following three items:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • NCE Eligibility

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