The United Way of Eastern Maine is currently accepting applications for an Americorps VISTA through the United Way Worldwide Economic Mobility AmeriCorps VISTA Project.   Our dynamic, talented, and dedicated team of professionals are passionate about moving our community forward and changing lives for the better!  At United Way of Eastern Maine, you will be at the forefront of combating poverty in our region while having the opportunity to build professional relationships with social service, non-profit, and corporate leaders in our community.

This position will work to support the Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition (EMCA$H) Initiative to build capacity through coordination, collaboration, and cooperation to improve the economic well-being and financial security of economically disadvantaged citizens living in Eastern Maine.   This will be achieved by supporting and expanding outreach and service delivery of free tax preparation and financial literacy coaching throughout our service area.  In addition, explore strategies for service delivery in a rural setting and develop a system of volunteer recruitment and training to expand the reach of existing and future EMCA$H efforts.

Position:  Community Impact VISTA

Location:  United Way of Eastern Maine, 700 Main Street, Suite 1, Bangor, Maine

Term of Service:  August/September 2017 – August/September 2018


  • Support UWEM and the Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition by coordinating and supervising the free tax prep program (Virtual VITA) in Washington County for low income individuals during income tax return season
  • Recruit and train tax prep volunteers, financial literacy volunteers, and other tax site volunteers
  • Assist in the coordination of Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition trainings, orientations, tax sites, and events
  • Develop and update financial resource guides and flyers as needed
  • Develop, update, and distribute marketing materials for UWEM Income Initiatives
  • Research best practices for existing and potential Community Impact projects and/or initiatives
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of volunteers
  • Facilitate and/or participate in ongoing assessment and evaluation of the project
  • Represent and promote UWEM and the Eastern Maine CA$H Coalition in the community
  • Work on special projects and assignments as needed
  • Support planning and implementation of UWEM events as needed


  • Experience and comfort serving clients from diverse backgrounds
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Ability to interact professionally with coworkers, key stakeholders, and clients
  • Comfort with technology (computers, software, internet platforms, digital media)
  • Self-motivated with high degree of flexibility, creativity, and independence
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effective public speaker
  • Dedication to the mission of AmeriCorps national service
  • Flexible schedule (some assignments will require weekend/evening work)

To Apply:

Email Janelle Wuoristo, Community Impact Manager at UWEM at or visit

The United Way of Eastern Maine is an equal opportunity employer.