Position available: Men’s Initiative coordinator/VISTA

Men’s Initiative coordinator/VISTA

Women’s Center of Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island

The Men’s Initiative (MI) is an educational and outreach program at Women’s Center of Rhode Island (WCRI); the mission is to raise awareness about men’s role in preventing domestic violence.

WCRI is looking for a VISTA to manage all aspects of the MI. The VISTA will manage the MI advisory committee and recruit new members, coordinate training programs for men and boys, plan special events that promote positive male role models, and collaborate with local teens to create a media outreach project. The coordinator will work in collaboration with WCRI, the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence and other community partners to assess and identify tools and resources needed to develop strong male allies. The position is full time (35 hour per week) with a monthly subsistence allowance of $936.00 ($430.82 Bi-weekly). VISTA benefits include: an education award of $5,350 or a stipend of $1,500, child care benefits up to $400 per child per month, health benefits, and life insurance.

Interested applicants need to apply to the AmeriCorps* website at http://www.AmeriCorps.org. More details about requirements and limitations can be found there as well. Contact Sheila Johnson at 401.861.2761 x125 or email sjohnson@womenscenterri.org or visit http://womenscenterri.org/mensinitiative.htm to learn more about the MI.

Women’s Center of Rhode Island serves hundreds of domestic violence victims and their children each year. The Women’s Center offers safe shelter, counseling, 24-hour help line, childcare, community outreach and advocacy services to victims of abuse. Visit www.womenscenterri.org for more information.

Sheila Johnson

Community Outreach & Prevention Education

Women’s Center of Rhode Island

401.861.2761 x125


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