Dwight Hall at Yale

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PAVE New Haven AmeriCorps VISTA Positions at Dwight Hall: Education VISTA and Poverty Alleviation VISTA

Summary of Opportunity: 

Serve a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with PAVE New Haven!

PAVE (Projects Advancing Vitality and Equity) New Haven is an AmeriCorps VISTA project dedicated to furthering educational equity and financial empowerment in New Haven, CT. PAVE VISTA members serve at nonprofit organizations around New Haven to further these goals.

PAVE projects promote youth empowerment, financial literacy, and access to educational opportunities and support by building the capacity of organizations to improve and expand programs, increase effectiveness, and create sustainable solutions.

We’re looking for candidates now to focus in Education and Economic Empowerment program cycle that starts on July 31st!

Dwight Hall Position Summaries: 

Education VISTA

This PAVE VISTA Member will build Dwight Hall’s capacity to examine, support, and communicate education programming within Dwight Hall with a goal of increasing the quality of programming and number of volunteers working within New Haven education. The mission of Dwight Hall at Yale is to nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change and to advance justice and service in New Haven and around the world

VISTA Member’s roles and responsibilities will include:

● Assessing the impact of Dwight Hall’s education programming in New Haven, including programs such as Co-Op After School, the Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program, Public School Interns, the Yale Prison Education Initiative, and Yale College student organizations. Working with Dwight Hall supervisor to utilize Social Impact Logic Model of Ebrahim and Rangan.

● Engaging and surveying schools and community partners where Dwight Hall service is performed to ensure they are happy with the service received. Developing pre/post client surveys and other tools to measure program outputs. Compiling survey results to use for targeted service improvements.

● Developing and piloting training for Yale students entering Dwight Hall education programs on effective tutoring models, and evaluating outcomes and impacts.

● Contributing to external messaging of education programs, which includes updating Dwight Hall’s website, social media, student/alumni newsletters, and annual report

Qualifications:

● Professional written and verbal communication skills

● Education must be a field of interest

● Ability to work collaboratively as part of team

● Desire to participate in community relationships

● Desire to evaluate programming

● Desire to build communication skills

Economic Empowerment VISTA 

This PAVE VISTA Member will build Dwight Hall’s capacity to examine, support, and communicate the spectrum of poverty alleviation programming within Dwight Hall with a goal of increasing the quality of programming, the number of volunteers working within New Haven poverty alleviation programs, and the number of community members engaged by these programs. The mission of Dwight Hall at Yale is to nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change and to advance justice and service in New Haven and around the world.

VISTA Member’s roles and responsibilities will include:

● Assessing the impact of Dwight Hall related poverty alleviation programming in New Haven, including Urban Fellows, Summer Fellows, Social Innovation Lab and Yale College student organizations.

● Developing and piloting training for Yale students to effectively engage the New Haven community, with special attention to building the capacity of Urban Fellows and the leaders of student organizations

● Engaging and surveying community partners where Dwight Hall service is performed to ensure they are happy with the service received. Developing pre/post client surveys and other tools to measure program outputs. Compiling survey results for targeted program improvements.

● Contributing to external messaging of Dwight Hall, which includes updating Dwight Hall’s website, social media, student/alumni newsletters, and annual report

Qualifications:

● Professional written and verbal communication skills

● Poverty alleviation must be a field of interest

● Ability to work collaboratively as part of team

● Desire to participate in community relationships

● Desire to evaluate programming

● Desire to build communication skills

Mark holding AmeriCorps VISTA poster and Jenny holding Dwight Hall sign in front of Dwight Hall

Open/Closed: 
Open
Paid/Unpaid: 
Paid
Contact Name: 
Sara Friedman
2037523059 x318
Opportunity Type: 
Jobs, Internships, Fellowships