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Technology Coordinator VISTA

Organization

Louisville Metro Housing Authority

Description

ConnectHomeUSA creates a platform for community leaders, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and private industry to join together and produce locally-tailored solutions for narrowing the digital divide. 60 Million Americans do not have basic digital literacy, a home computer or internet access. This “Digital Divide” mostly affects families earning less than $25k/year, individuals without high school diplomas, and communities of color; ConnectHomeUSA aims to diminish this gap amongst families and individuals living in HUD-assisted housing. Serving at the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will link HUD-assisted households with low-cost home Internet, free digital literacy trainings and refurbished laptop and desktop computers.

What is AmeriCorps VISTA?

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. AmeriCorps VISTAs receive a living allowance similar to the income level of the community they are serving in. The bi-weekly living allowance for Louisville, KY is $472.22.

Requirements

Computer skills.
Valid driver’s license.
Must pass drug screening.

Type

Full-time

Work Schedule

Flexible - Will work with applicant — 35-40 hours a week. Some evenings and weekends. Permits working at another job during off hours. Permits attendance at school during off hours

Salary

Living allowance, education award

Benefits

Health Coverage* ,Living Allowance , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.

Required Education

Some college

Work Location

Louisville — 500 E Jefferson Street

Application Process

To apply, visit:
https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=81588&fromSearch=true

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