Accepting Applications for VISTA volunteers for 2014-2015

Swords to Plowshares is seeking AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers for 2014/2015 for our Institute for Veteran Policy (IVP) volunteer positions. The primary duties are research and community outreach, all to help IVP formulate policy based on experience and research findings.

The VISTA volunteers will work closely with IVP staff to develop and implement our veteran employment initiative to advance veteran employment opportunities in the Bay Area and throughout California.

The service areas are community and economic development and community outreach. We are looking for applicants with skills in public speaking , data analysis, writing/editing, community organization, recruitment, and communications. Veterans are highly encouraged to apply!

Job Duties:
• Research high industry growing companies in the Bay Area and other targeted areas.

• Research veteran employment needs and/or obstacles to employment.

• Perform and track outreach to employers, veterans and employment service providers.

• Research veteran related networking events, such as university vet clubs, vet groups, and social networking groups.

• Develop recruitment strategies for both employers and returning veterans.

• Ability to write reports summarizing research, outreach materials, fact sheets and other project collateral.

• Ability to work in a team environment and perform work independently. 

Program Benefits:
• Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend

• Living Allowance

• Childcare assistance if eligible

• Relocation Allowance

• Training

• Health Coverage

• Education award upon successful completion of service 

Be part of the solution to end veteran homelessness and poverty.

Interested applicants may apply by visiting the job posting on the Americorps website.