Tuesday, April 29, 2008

VISTA position opening

Dawn Sarli has done an amazing job developing positive connection between the Poultney education system and Green Mountain College. However, she will not be with us as a VISTA next year. We will miss her greatly as we attempt to find another ambitious person willing to take on the task of being a Green Mountain College VISTA. If you think you're up for the challenge you may wish to read the job description bellow.
The VISTA at Green Mountain College will work with our successful Office of Service-Learning and Sustainability and the Poultney Schools to develop new K-12 service-learning programs and to coordinate preexisting partnerships. The VISTA will become an active leader in the award winning Poultney Partners mentoring program in which 20-25 college students mentor the same number of elementary students weekly. In the third year of this VISTA position, he/she will expand service partnerships to other area schools, and will be key to the establishment of a new Watershed Alliance program matching GMC interns with area students in water sampling and bio-regional education programs. He/she will have offices both at the college and the high school. The VISTA will update the assessment of current service programs, and suggest the development of new programs. He/she will also develop a sustainability plan for the future of these programs beyond this third and final year.
Think you might be interested? Contact Jesse Pyles by phone at 802.287.9708 (off campus)
by email at pylesj@greenmtn.edu or stop by the office of service-learning and sustainability 310 Main Street (right next to the Two Editors Inn).

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