Program Development VISTA


About Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) helps grow businesses that change lives, harnessing the creative energy of its entrepreneurs to cultivate high-impact, purpose-driven, and financially sustainable businesses. SEG also fosters an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy. Our rapidly growing and highly committed team offers a comprehensive menu of services including:

  • Business development services including workshops, an Incubator program, an Accelerator program, and later stage customized strategy support;
  • The SEG Hub, a coworking and community space;
  • A loan fund and accompanying technical assistance;
  • A Talent Matchmaking program to engage students in learning about and supporting social enterprises.
About Americorps VISTA

SEG’s AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship is a full-time, post-graduate service and fellowship opportunity hosted through the Swearer Center at Brown University. VISTA fellows are matched with a local non-profit to build capacity in agencies fighting poverty. The fellowship provides high-impact professional development and training that enhances VISTA Fellows’ personal and professional skills to advance their careers. Trainings cover data analysis, community organizing, volunteer management, grant writing, fundraising, project management and other capacity-building roles VISTA members typically perform.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Biweekly Living Allowance
  • End-of-Service Award
  • Healthcare Benefit  
  • Childcare if eligible 
  • Travel allowance 
  • Reduction of Education Costs  
  • Professional Development  
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status

    Eligibility

    Eligible candidates for the Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship will be:

    ●  A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
    ●  At least 18 years old
    ●  A high school school graduate (diploma or GED)

    Qualifications

    ●  Experience working with a nonprofit
    ●  Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    ●  Strong computer skills
    ●  Responsible and reliable
    ●  Able to work in a dynamic environment
    ●  Spanish fluency preferred but not required


    About the Position

    Under the supervision of the Senior Program Manager, this VISTA will support the development and execution of SEG’s business support programs, including SEG’s new Ideate program and new programming sites at local universities. This position will help strengthen our entrepreneurship programs by ensuring they are culturally appropriate and relevant for the communities we seek to serve, and will also work with participating entrepreneurs to assess their needs and match them to appropriate SEG advisors and resources.  Overall, this role will support small business development for those from historically excluded populations and further poverty alleviation through social enterprise.

    This position will be accountable for the following goals:

    • Support Program Managers in planning and execution of SEG entrepreneurship programs, including the new Ideator program and other new initiatives
    • Develop familiarity with SEG’s volunteer network and support their deployment by matching them with entrepreneurs. Monitor and evaluate the working relationship of both parties, making changes based on program feedback
    • Improve resources on volunteer management and deployment for future use with staff
    • Building relationships, awareness and partnerships with relevant community organizations and underserved neighborhoods
    • Adapting SEG’s programs and services to the opportunities and needs of underserved communities based on community outreach
    • Supporting all components of launch of new programming in Providence including recruitment, volunteer management, and program delivery 
    • Building pipeline of new participants and program volunteers
    • Incorporating principles of equity and inclusion in all efforts
    How to apply:

    Applications are rolling, so apply now via the link below!

    *Please indicate in the “interests” section that you are interested in the specific SEG position. 

    For more information and to apply please visit swearer.brown.edu/vista
    Contact: ​Nadia Amaghou, Program Manager, Community Partnership: nadia_amaghou@brown.edu​ or (401) 863-1024 

    Apply Now!