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April 11, 2016
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HandsOn Greater Phoenix VISTA Summer Associates 2016 Summer Associates Service Description

Mesa Public Library

**64 E. First St., PO Box 1466, Mesa AZ 85211-1466 |

Position Title: Mesa Public Library VISTA Summer Associate

About Host Site: By providing access and guidance to information, services, and resources, the Mesa Public Library expands minds, empowers individuals, and enriches our diverse community.

About HandsOn Greater Phoenix: HandsOn Greater Phoenix manages a team of VISTA members who dedicate their time to building a better future for the people in the communities they serve. HandsOn Greater Phoenix is offering a unique opportunity to engage K-12 youth in summer learning activities through a Summer Associates service term.

Position Overview: 40 hours/week [5/31/16-7/25/16]

Position Description

Programming VISTA Summer Associate – The programming VISTA Summer Associate works with librarians to engage K-12 youth in summer learning activities. The Associate would help to create, organize, and implement workshops and programs for K-12 youth. The Associate would also work with teen volunteers to perform other library duties as assigned.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities

·     Follow VISTA program goals

·     Participate in HandsOn training

·     Work with librarians to create, organize, and implement workshops and programs for K-12 youth

·     Assist librarians with K-12 summer reading projects

·     Provide additional library support

Desired Skills

·     Experience leading youth in educational activities

·     Ability to work well in diverse teams

·     Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative

·     Strong desire to dedicate 8 weeks full-time to working with youth

·     List any desired skills for position here

Minimum Qualifications

·     U.S. Citizens, nationals or lawful permanent residents and between 18 – 24 years of age

·     Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma

In addition to the minimum requirements for the program, this position requires the following:

·     Fingerprint clearance and background check, and obtain a Volunteer badge with the City. 


Summer Associates receive benefits and support during and after successful completion of summer service. Associates are eligible to receive:

·     A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,222.22 or a $230 summer end-of service stipend

·     On-site orientation and training

·     A living allowance of approximately $1,790 (for 56 days) to cover necessities during service

·     Involvement in the AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni Network and eCommunity

·     Orientation and on-the-job mentoring and training by library staff

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