AmeriCorps VISTA 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 Project Coordinator. This is an externally grant funded full-time, exempt, year-to-year administrative position reporting to the Lake Effect Leaders AmeriCorps VISTA 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 Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Project Director in facilitating the Lake Effect Leaders Program Grant. Lake Effect Leaders is a multicounty 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, Mercyhurst University, and Penn State Behrend 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. Viable candidates will demonstrate cultural competencies in working with students and community partners from diverse backgrounds.

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

One of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.

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.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s 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 7/28/2020