AmeriCorps VISTA Interim Director

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of AmeriCorps VISTA Interim Director. This is a one year, full-time exempt position. The term of this assignment will run from August 1 2017 through July 31, 2018.

AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national service program dedicated to eliminating poverty by helping individuals and low-income neighborhoods make positive changes for themselves.  The Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA Program of Northwest Pennsylvania is a collaborative effort of Allegheny College, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst University.  The Interim Director will work out of the Civic Engagement office in the Allegheny Gateway and report to the Director of Civic Engagement in the Allegheny Gateway.  He or she will be responsible for supporting 30 VISTA’s serving at non-profit organizations throughout Erie and Crawford counties.  In addition the director will supervise the VISTA Project Coordinator.

Qualifications include a Master’s degree in a related field. Successful candidates will possess experience with grant writing/management, supervision and professional development, and community partnership development. In addition, preferred candidates will have prior CNCS service experience and/or strong ethic of service.

Consistent with the strategic objectives of the college regarding inclusion and equity, individuals from under represented populations are encouraged to apply.

Allegheny College is a Carnegie I national liberal arts college that ranks among the top 7% of liberal arts colleges in the production of future Ph.D.’s, business leaders and other professionals.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  The College is located in Northwest Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh, near Lake Erie. The 32nd oldest college in the country, Allegheny celebrated its bicentennial in 2015.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 41 U.S. states and 47 countries.  Its picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a letter of application, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to   Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

posted 7/20/17