Spend Your Summer with NeighborWorks!

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) seeks an outstanding individual to provide 8 weeks of service, beginning June 11, 2018, through AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America). NWNEPA is a nonprofit organization that revitalizes neighborhoods and creates opportunities for individuals and families to improve their lives through quality housing and financial guidance. The VISTA Summer Associate will function as a core part of our staff devoted to bringing low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

About the Position

The VISTA Summer Associate will coordinate and participate in a variety of home repair and modification projects for elderly, disabled, and low-income homeowners in and around Scranton. This includes NWNEPA’s annual NeighborWorks Week event, scheduled for July 30 to August 4, during which approximately 150 volunteers will provide critical home repairs to about 30 homeowners. The VISTA Summer Associate will also oversee neighborhood cleanup projects and participate in planning meetings as part of a larger neighborhood revitalization effort in West Scranton.

This position requires a commitment to serve as a full-time employee for an 8-week period this summer. Compensation is paid directly to the VISTA Summer Associate in the form of a modest bi-weekly living allowance from AmeriCorps VISTA. At the end of the term of service, an education award or cash stipend may be provided. Visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website for more information about the program.

Qualifications

  • U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age
  • Responsible, self-motivated, and able to handle multiple on-going projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently and exercise considerable initiative
  • Regular and timely attendance
  • Valid driver’s license and privately owned vehicle for service-related travel

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until May 28, 2018, or until the job is filled. For more information or to apply, contact Todd Pousley, Community Revitalization Manager, at (570) 558-2490 or tpousley@nwnepa.org.