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Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Leader (Portland)

Join Oregon’s statewide public health AmeriCorps VISTA Team to build community health and grow your career. Lead a team of AmeriCorps VISTAs while building project management, volunteer coordination, and leadership skills in Portland! 

We are recruiting for a VISTA Leader who will be responsible for leading the OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Spring 2023 cohort, consisting of approximately 10-20 AmeriCorps members while serving with the larger OHA AmeriCorps leadership team to support all-team activities. The Leader serves as ambassador, facilitator, educator, liaison, mentor, recruiter, and resource generator for the team.

Responsibilities include planning trainings for AmeriCorps members, coordinating virtual and in-person meetings, resolving conflict, solving problems, managing social media content, public speaking, and recruitment of new members. Members on the team serve across Oregon to fight poverty, and the Leader position plays a critical role in supporting these efforts.

The Leader position is open to former AmeriCorps members or returned Peace Corps volunteers who have demonstrated exemplary skills and leadership in community service (and completed at least 50% of their service term if affected by COVID).

This partnership project is managed by the Oregon Public Health Division located in Portland, Oregon. The VISTA Leader interacts directly with the Project Director and co-VISTA Leaders to collaborate on various projects that support AmeriCorps members on the team in a variety of ways. The Leader will serve in a hybrid teleservice model at our state office in Portland’s Lloyd District.

The Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project was founded in 2009 and is embedded in the state public health preparedness program, Health Security, Preparedness and Response (HSPR). We work with public health, medical, tribal, federal, state, and emergency management partners across the state of Oregon. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Project, please visit: Selections are made on a rolling basis and early applications are strongly encouraged. The last day to submit an application is April 10, 2023.

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
·        Demonstrate empathy and emotional intelligence

Portland is Oregon’s cultural center. It is dense with independent movie theaters and art galleries. The exceptional public transit system makes it easy to get around the city without a car, whether you’re visiting a food cart pod or a public park. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health.

The OHA AmeriCorps VISTA Partnership Project is committed to building a diverse workforce to strengthen our work in Oregon communities. We value applicants who can bring lived experience to further OHA’s strategic goal to eliminate health inequities by 2030