AmeriCorps VISTA Interim Project Coordinator

Allegheny College, a small selective liberal arts college located in northwest Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA Interim Project Coordinator.  This is an externally grant funded full-time, exempt, year-to-year administrative position reporting to the Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA Interim Project Director in the Allegheny Gateway.  The Allegheny College Gateway supports students as they explore their interests, turn those interests into experience, and then apply what they’ve learned to opportunities both in their careers and in their communities.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Interim Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Interim Project Director in facilitating the Lake Effect Leaders Program Grant. Lake Effect Leaders is a multi-county intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA Program Grant which serves as a pipeline for nonprofit leadership development. Led by a partnership consisting of Allegheny College, as the lead institution, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst University, the program professionally equips VISTA members to serve critical capacity-building functions in nonprofit organizations in order to eliminate poverty.

A minimum of two years of experience in civic engagement, national service, or a related field is expected, as well as demonstrated cultural competency in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

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 the city of Meadville, a small urban center in Northwest Pennsylvania.  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.

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 9/6/17