This partnership project is managed by the Oregon Health Authority in Portland. The Leaders will interact directly with the Project Director and fellow VISTA Leaders to collaborate on projects that support members in a variety of ways. The Leaders will help lead a team of 30 VISTA members who serve at sites across Oregon to fight poverty and increase access to affordable healthcare resources. The team meets regularly, attending public health and leadership trainings, and participating in national service day projects. The VISTA team members support public health programs such as Behavioral Health, Health Equity, and Vulnerable Population initiatives. The VISTA Leaders will serve at our state office in Portland (serving remotely during COVID). Portland is Oregon’s cultural center, dense with independent movie theaters and art galleries. The exceptional public transit system makes it easy to get around without a car, whether you’re visiting a food cart pod or a public park. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Program, please visit: http://healthoregon.org/vista. Selections are made on a rolling basis and all selections will be made by May 7th. Qualified candidates will possess the following traits and express desire to learn: • Organizational skills • Excellent writing and analytical skills • Interpersonal communication • Intercultural communication with a commitment to health equity and anti-racism • Conflict management • Emotional intelligence With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health. This position includes a Trimet pass. The OHA VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQIA, and linguistically diverse populations to consider application to our positions.
We are recruiting for two VISTA Leaders who will be responsible for leading the June 2021 VISTA team consisting of approximately 9 VISTA team members and supporting the full team of approximately 30 members in partnership with the Spring and Fall VISTA Leaders. The Leaders serve as ambassadors, facilitators, educators, liaisons, mentors, recruiters, and resource generators for the team. Responsibilities include planning trainings and events for VISTA members, coordinating travel, resolving conflict, solving problems, managing social media content, public speaking, and engaging in professional development. VISTA members across the state serve to fight poverty, and the Leader position plays a critical role in assisting with these efforts. The VISTA Leader position is open to former VISTAs, AmeriCorps members, or returned Peace Corps volunteers who demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service and completed at least 50% of their service term.
Questions about the application process? Curious about the day-to-day work of our members? Need clarification about the benefits of serving with AmeriCorps?
Join us every Thursday at our virtual Recruitment Office Hours to find out more about the OHA VISTA AmeriCorps Partnership Project!
OHA VISTA Recruitment Office Hours
Thursdays, April 1st – April 29th | 1-1:45 p.m. PST (4 p.m. EST)
Virtual via Zoom | Password: OHA.VISTA
This is an informal setting where you can chat with the OHA VISTA leadership team and ask questions about our AmeriCorps program and the application process. There is no need to register in advance—just click on the link above and stay for as long or short a time as you wish.