MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA applications now being accepted

Massachusetts Campus Compact is now accepting applications for AmeriCorps*VISTAs members for the 2014-2015 year.

AmeriCorps*VISTA logoThe position starts August 2014 and runs through August 2015.

AmeriCorps*VISTA members are passionate about and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Specifically, MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA members assist higher education institutions in addressing the needs of low-income communities through unique campus and community-based placements.  Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve.

Examples of what our AmeriCorps*VISTAs do during the year include:

  • Building the capacity for sustainable campus-community partnerships for education along the K-12+ pipeline.
  • Breaking down barriers to access and success in education.
  • Preparing college students to serve more effectively in communities.
  • Identifying new resources for partnerships.
  • Implementing effective outreach and family-engagement programs with local K-12 schools and communities.
  • Creating tracking, assessment, and evaluation mechanisms to gauge the success of campus-community partnerships.
  • Engaging with a dynamic network of peers all year and gaining experience working with faculty, staff, and community partners.
  • Participating in significant training and professional development opportunities.

Read blog entries from current AmeriCorps*VISTA members so you can see for yourself what the job is like. 


  • Post-service educational award of $5,645
  • Monthly living allowance
  • Relocation allowance and/or travel to pre-service orientation
  • Basic health coverage
  • Student loan forbearance on most federal loans


  • College Degree – A.A./A.S., B.A./B.S. or higher
  • Strong interest and commitment to education, community, service and social change
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Strong organizational skills, project and multi-task management and planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

To apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early! Telephone interviews will begin in mid-March.

Please send cover letter and résumé, along with the names, titles, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of four references to:

Kate Loughlin, AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader
Massachusetts Campus Compact
45 Temple Place
Fourth Floor
Boston, MA 02111


All positions contingent on final approval by the Corporation or National and Community Service (CNCS). Applicants subject to a two-layered criminal background check by the CNCS. The Corporation for National Community Service & Massachusetts Campus Compact are  Equal Opportunity Employers.