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AmeriCorps VISTA: Micro Mercantes Training Coordinator

AmeriCorps VISTA is a program of the federal government, in which members serve for 1-year in a nonprofit organization working to eliminate povery. In exchange, they receive a living stipend during their service and an education award or bonus upon completion of service. Learn more about VISTA.


Program Description: Micro Mercantes is a part of Hacienda CDC, a great non-profit that offers the Portland Mercado, Micro Mercantes, affordable housing and homeownership opportunities and cultural and educational programming for youth and families. Over the past 20 years, Hacienda CDC has transformed neglected neighborhoods in Portland by reclaiming crime-ridden and decayed properties and replacing them with vibrant living and working spaces for families to live, learn and play for now and in to the future. We are also excited to be move our programming to a new kitchen and programming space to our sister project, the Portland Mercado - a vibrant Latin American market right here in Portland - which will be opening its doors at 7238 SE Foster Road in early 2015. The workplace environment is creative, with energy and passion for the work we do. A sense of humor, lots of ideas and hard work are valued. We are collaborative and strongly interested in the power of social enterprise and entrepreneurship. Learn more at www.micromercantes.com.

Member Duties : Micro Mercantes works with low income, primarily Spanish-speaking micro-entrepreneurs as they transition from the informal to the formal economy. Training is key to this effort, connecting clients with experts in the industry and with each other. The VISTA will expand this effort as the Micro Mercantes Training Coordinator to serve more low income entrepreneurs. The member will pursue the following goals: 1. Develop training curriculum so all documents are offered in Spanish. 2. Expand the program’s culturally and linguistically competent volunteer base. 3. Expand awareness of Hacienda’s training program. A high level of Spanish proficiency is required for this position, as are strong social skills and the ability to be part of a team. This VISTA will be a part of a team of VISTAs coordinated by Mercy Corps Northwest.

Program Benefits:
Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Training.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Caitlin Burke, cburke@haciendacdc.org, with the subject AmeriCorps VISTA: Micro Mercantes Training Coordinator. Deadline to apply: January 5, 2015. Early applications strongly encouraged. Selections made on a rolling basis.