2018 – 2019 Positions

VISTA Positions

The over-arching goal of these individual VISTA projects is to improve the health status of low income, uninsured, and predominantly rural residents in South Central New York State. Additionally, each RHSC VISTA project will include strategies to better serve low income military families and veterans in all activities planned, developed and implemented.


  • One year full-time service commitment
  • VISTA Pre-Service Orientation: prior to service
  • VISTA term runs ONE FULL YEAR
  • Living Allowance of $12,312 provided during service
  • Education Award of $5730 OR $1500 end of service stipend
  • Health coverage
  • Child care subsidy available for qualified members
  • College loan forbearance
  • Relocation funds (up to $550) and mileage reimbursement available
  • College degree preferred

Open Roles

Marketing and Communications VISTA - (Binghamton, NY)

March 2019 – March 2020

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)
This VISTA member will increase capacity by creating and implementing a communications strategy for the Rural Health Network of SCNY. The VISTA member will promote agency programs through media relations efforts; manage website content and social media; contribute to monthly newsletters; create content for grant proposals, resource development materials, and other marketing collateral; and assist in implementing new brand guidelines. The member will have the opportunity to assist with events and presentations delivered to community stakeholders. Strong writing skills and a familiarity with or willingness to learn about graphic design are a plus. 

(Personal vehicle recommended.)
About the Rural Health Network

Broome County Council of Churches Development Coordinator - (Binghamton, NY)

March 2019 – March 2020

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)
The Broome County Council of Churches (the Council) Development Coordinator will have a lead role in resource development efforts to support healthy futures through our efforts to eliminate food insecurity, ensure older adults are safe and able to remain in their homes and to a lesser extent support the efforts of our jail and hospital ministry programming to work with hospitalized and currently incarcerated and recently released residents in Broome County. The Development Coordinator’s efforts will focus on assisting with:
  • Completing the orientation process, learning about the Council’s programs, community partners and how they relate to identified community needs.
  • Collaboration/ Working side-by-side with program directors’ in all phases of our annual events to improve community recognition and expand support for the Council’s programming.
  • The creation and distribution of written appeals, newsletters and grants to provide education and financial support for programming. 
  • Assisting with the recruitment , orientation and supervision of volunteers to support the Council’s work in Broome County.

About Broome County Council of Churches

VISTA Leader with Rural Health Network - (Binghamton, NY)

March 2019 – March 2020

(VISTA terms always run for one full year, but we can be flexible on the start date)
Promote and assist with the Rural Health Service Corps VISTA project. Research and coordinate VISTA trainings, including alerting current members to updates and webinars with VISTA campus. VISTA will support RHN’s VISTA project with assistance in recruiting through promoting VISTA candidates by advertising VISTA positions, contacting candidates, performing initial screenings, and recommending top candidates to VISTA supervisor. VISTA will assist with member training opportunities, reporting and data collection. VISTA will also support the program by making site visits to other VISTA sites to meet with VISTA members, documenting findings, and sharing with VISTA supervisor. This VISTA will also assist with grant writing, as needed, at RHN in support of RHN programs and services.
Documented leadership skills, reliable vehicle, and one year previous AmeriCorps service required.


Successful applicants (minimum age 18) will demonstrate the following proficiencies and values:

  • An interest in, and commitment to, health and/or rural communities and people
  • Evidence of current and/or past volunteer service activities
  • Communication skills, including writing and verbal communication with clarity and accuracy
  • Self direction: Members must be self-directed and show evidence of their ability to work independently and efficiently
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and they must have their high school diploma or GED

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