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FREE PIZZA! Mon. 9/17 @ Noon “Post-Grad Service Preparation”

Attention Gonzaga Students!

If you are interested in Post Graduate Service or just want to learn more about opportunities to serve after graduation, please attend the Post Grad Service Fair!

WHAT:  Post-Grad Service Fair

DATE:  Wednesday, September 19th

TIME:  5:00-6:30 pm

LOCATION:  Globe Room of Cataldo Hall

This event welcomes representatives from programs such as Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE), Lutheran Volunteer Corps and more.  Learn about opportunities and connect with program representatives.  Brownies and other delicious treats provided, too!

AND… if you plan to attend Wednesday’s event, please also attend the Career Center’s Post Grad Service Fair prep event.  Polish your resume, learn how to create an elevator pitch, and find out ways to stand out to recruiters!

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PREPARATION EVENT:

Monday, September 17th at Noon!

Road to Bali Conference Room

(2nd Floor of Crosby)

RSVP through ZagTrax.net

Free Pizza will be provided!!

Interested in Post-Graduate Service?

Get your questions answered! 

Come hear a panel of current and recent volunteers share their experiences in Peace Corps, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), Teach for America and AmeriCorps VISTA.

Tuesday, Nov. 17th 7pm Foley Teleconference Room

Questions?  Contact Katie Kaiser 313-6821 or kaiserk@gonzaga.edu

Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) Leader Opportunity

 

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AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

 

As the VISTA team coordinator, the VISTA Leader will provide training, technical assistance, resources and support to the WACC VISTA Project team across the state. The VISTA leader will maintain regular communication with all members of the team via phone, email, periodic in-person meetings and site visits. S/he will assist in organizing a minimum of 2 member training activities and will help to promote and facilitate those activities as needed.  S/he will develop additional resource material as needed and keep VISTA members up to date on professional development opportunities.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

1.    Prior experience as a full-time VISTA (required)

2.    College Degree – A.A. or B.A./B.S.

3.    Proven leadership ability; capacity to work within a team and also be self-directed as needed

4.    Experience working with post-secondary education students

5.    Knowledge of and experience in service-learning, volunteer management, and national service

6.    Strong organizational, project management and event planning skills.

7.    Ability to manage short and long term deadlines

8.    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both with individuals and groups

9.    Strong computer skills such as Word, Excel and Outlook

 

 

For more information please contact Vaneitta Goines, Program Manager, at vaneitta.goines@wwu.edu or (360) 650-6476.