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HealthStart has been selected as an AmeriCorps-VISTA host site. Host sites share oversight and funding for VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members. VISTA is a 12-month, full-time community service program.

HealthStart is hiring a full-time Development/Communications Coordinator through the VISTA program. Our mission is to empower children to create a healthier future for our communities through early health education. Interviews will be held in Austin, Texas or by phone the week of June 23.

As HealthStart's VISTA, you will gain valuable experience by working full-time as part of the organization's management team. Service benefits include $946/mo. living allowance, health care benefits, extensive training, year-round professional development, and team-oriented experiences. Members begin service August 2014 with VISTA training in Denver Colorado. Travel, lodging and meals while training in Denver will be provided.

VISTA participants will build the organizational capacity of HealthStart to empower children to create a healthier future for themselves, their families and their communities.


Bachelor's Degree
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Positive and proactive approach to problem solving
Degree in marketing, advertising, or general communications, health promotions or related field is preferred
Interest in child health, making the world a better place, and community service

Roles & Responsibilities:
• The Development/Communications Coordinator VISTA will write grants, attend community meetings, plan and execute fund raising events, recruit and work with social media communications intern(s), assist with social media messaging and time lines, help develop marketing and outreach messages, fundraise, write articles, and help execute a development/marketing/communications plan designed by HealthStart's Development Committee and approved by our board, etc.
• VISTAs commit to a full year of National Service with a single sponsoring organization (in this case HealthStart)
• VISTAs follow the professional expectations of their sponsoring organization & the requirements of the Corporation For National and Community Service (CNCS)

• Monthly Living Stipend
• Student loan forbearance (for certain-eligible loans)
• $5,645 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award (Upon Completion of Service)
• Student Loan Forbearance during Service (Interest Paid by CNCS upon completion of service)
• Professional Development; Focus Area Training; and Hands-On Experience
• Relocation expenses for members traveling over 50 miles to serve are covered by CNCS
• Non-competitive eligibility (NCE) status for federal employment for one year following completion of VISTA service
• Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident.
• Must have received at least a Bachelor's Degree.
• Must submit to a Criminal Background Screening.
• Must demonstrate a commitment to community service.
• Must be willing to relocate to serve.

In order to be considered for this position you must complete an online VISTA application no later than Friday, June 27. You may complete the VISTA application go to:
Please also complete a brief survey that can be found at
Please submit a resume with your response to this posting

To learn more about the VISTA program use this link
You must be able to attend a training in Denver, Colorado August 11-14th. The Corporation for National and Community Services (CNCS) will pay all expenses related to training for the selected VISTA applicant.

You cannot be considered for this position if you do not complete the VISTA application, the survey or are unable to attend the training in August. If you are interested in the position please reply to this ad and include your resume.
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