Community Outreach Ministries (COM) is currently searching for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve with COM to help us build a new program.  Interested candidates should email their resume to Micah Titterington at


Program Development Coordinator:

AmeriCorps VISTA


Position Overview:

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunity. The VISTA Program Development  Coordinator will develop a comprehensive job and  life skills training program for low-income individuals  in Polk County Missouri that will empower low-income households with skills for long-term success  and help connect individuals to meaningful employment opportunities. The program will create internship opportunities at COM for unemployed clients, educate clients on life skills and employment soft skills, and connect clients to long-term employers upon completion of the program. The Program Development Coordinator will research current assets and resources in the community, design the employment access and training program for COM’s clients, and recruit volunteers to assist with and run the program. They will also coordinate with local businesses to establish partnerships which will allow for employment opportunities for clients upon completion of the program. The VISTA member will have the opportunity to interact with COM staff, other local agencies, and community leaders throughout Polk County. The work this position accomplishes will help COM establish a new program for addressing poverty in an empowering and holistic manner and will ultimately help numerous individuals in the community.


Benefits: AmeriCorps will pay a living stipend (approx. $514 biweekly), provide health insurance, relocation for those moving to Bolivar, and an end-of-service award (choice of $6000 toward educational expenses or $1800 cash). COM will also provide a one-time $500 housing stipend payable to a local landlord for accepted VISTA members.


Hours: 40 hours/week.


Dates of Service: 12 months beginning summer 2020

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