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AmeriCorps-Economic Development

Location: Saint Louis, Missouri
Department: AmeriCorps/VISTA
Posted: 07-18-2018
Location Name: IISTL
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full time

Duties for this position include:

Support and Coordinate Intake and Technical Assistance Services for clients enrolled in Micro-enterprise Development (MED) and Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs

  • Provide orientation and enrollment for MED and IDA clients
  • Assist clients in reaching business plan milestones
  • Coordinate volunteer technical assistance services for clients
  • Coordinate financial education workshops and other group trainings

IDA Maintenance and Closings

  • Track clients in meeting savings milestones
  • Assist staff in maintaining client files
  • Ensure clients have all necessary documentation to purchase assets
  • Assist clients with enrollment/case management

Free Tax Assistance Coordination

  • Coordinate with VITA tax preparers to set up an onsite tax prep location
  • Manage appointment requests and appointment calendar
  • Outreach to potential beneficiaries
  • Administer and manage tax client survey, then compile survey numbers and present findings to the MED team


Resource development and volunteers

  • Assist, as needed with developing resources for Clients.
  • Assist in the recruitment, orientation, and if needed, the supervision of volunteers

Attend meetings and trainings

  • Initial orientation, CPR/First Aid, Citizenship, Volunteer Recruitment, Respectful Treatment and Disaster Preparedness/Response training as required.  Additional professional opportunities available through out the service year.
  • Bi-monthly AmeriCorps meeting
  • Agency & department meetings
  • AmeriCorps trainings, events and activities such as Days of Service, Show-Me Conf. & MLK Day and other service projects as related to the program goal. 

The service commitment is for 11 months, 1720 hours.  Benefits available include:  Living Allowance, Health Care, Child Care Assistance, Assistance in paying student loan intrest accrued during service term and the Segal Educational Award upon successful service completion.  

To apply:

For additional questions please contact Lara Fallon, AmeriCorps Program Coordinator at