SERVICE TERM: 7/17/23-7/16/24


This is a one-year position to lay the groundwork for a three-year project to improve student engagement with the Student Success team’s services and to create a guidebook outlining Student Success programs, their policies, procedures, and methods of tracking and assessment, as well as a plan for continually monitoring the programs, identifying new or changing needs, and proposing and implementing new programs or changes to existing programs.

Many of the Student Success projects we are currently working on hinge on completing a functional one-stop Student Success Canvas course. Therefore, creating this resource will be the primary focus of this position but the work will be intertwined with other initiatives such as, creating a student outreach plan, mapping the student experience, creating a robust program of online support, and creating programs to engage with students in non-academic discussions and activities.


  • Attend regular progress meetings with the project supervisor
  • Attend meetings of related committees and project teams
  • Gain a familiarity with the Canvas platform and WMCC’s required formatting and verbiage for Canvas courses
  • Learn the data tracking capabilities of Canvas, Navigate, Rapid Insight, and any other relevant platforms that WMCC utilizes
  • Map the components of the student experience from recruit to alum
  • Coordinate the creation of content for the Student Success Canvas course
  • Facilitate the creation of a college-wide plan to utilize the Canvas course for student outreach goals
  • Educate students, faculty, and staff about the Student Success Canvas course
  • Monitor the usage data from the Student Success Canvas Course
  • Make recommendations regarding adjustments, expansion, and utilization in other projects
  • Create a plan for tracking the usage of the Student Success Canvas course in general and specifically for our target population of Pell-eligible remote learners
  • Attend orientation, weekly meetings, days of service, and trainings/retreats coordinated by Campus Compact
  • Complete data collection and reporting activities required by Campus Compact and AmeriCorps

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in Student Affairs
  • Familiarity with the Learning Management System Canvas
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of Applications
  • A passion for forming connections and building community
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills


  • Licensed driver
  • Associate degree or at least 5 years of experience in student affairs or academic affairs at a post-secondary institution
  • US Citizen, national, DACA status, or legal permanent resident
  • Must be able to complete federal background check


Status: In-person with time spent on both the Berlin and the Littleton campuses of WMCC, with some remote hours possible as well

  • Note: Remote in this case refers to not regularly going in person to the office; VISTA members must be located within commuting distance of their host site.


Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm with a 30-minute lunch break

AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits

  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $675.08
  • End of service award – AmeriCorps member must choose one of two options; requires completion of full term of service to receive:
    1. Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($6,895)
    2. End-of-Service Cash Stipend ($1,803.10)
  • Relocation stipend for candidate moving more than 50 miles ($750)
  • Mileage reimbursement for candidate moving more than 50 miles ($0.40/mile)
  • Healthcare benefits – AmeriCorps member must choose one of two options:
    1. Healthcare allowance for out-of-pocket expenses
    2. Basic healthcare coverage
  • 10 Days Personal Leave
  • 10 Days Sick Leave
  • 14 Days Holiday Leave
  • Child care assistance for children under 13 years of age (income dependent)
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment for certain loans
  • 1 year of noncompetitive eligibility for federal positions*
  • Access to professional development opportunities provided by Campus Compact and AmeriCorps

Additional Host-Site Benefits: N/A

How to Apply

1. Visit link to egrants app—and apply to the position through the system

  • Note: The myAmeriCorps system is sometimes finicky and can be hard to update – if that website says “no longer accepting applications,” please feel free to reach out to our team via email at [email protected] to check.
  • For support using the myAmeriCorps portal, please see this document.

2. Submit a cover letter and resume to WMCC site contact, Nicole Bourque, via email at [email protected].

  • Title the email “VISTA Position: Your Name” to ensure it’s not missed.

Questions about the position may be directed to this email, as well.