Norte AmeriCorps VISTA

Norte is seeking Two AmeriCorps VISTA to join our team this summer (2022).  The ideal candidate will be passionate about happy, healthy, strong communities and active–for–life kids.

The United Way of NWMI coordinates this VISTA program. They will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application deadlines and associated start date are as follows:

Nomination Deadline Start Date End

8 weeks


10 weeks

April 22 May 9 July 3 July 17
April 29 May 16 July 10 July 24
May 6 May 23 July 17 July 31
May 13 May 31 July 25 August 8
May 20 June 6 July 31 August 14
May 27 June 13 August 7 August 21
June 3 June 21 August 14 August 29


The Norte VISTA supports a wide range of programming, outreach, and advocacy activities to further Norte’s mission of building happy, healthy, strong communities. Strong communication skills are essential to help Team Orange transform the culture of health in the Grand Traverse region.


Norte’s VISTA will report to the Leadership Team and work closely with our teams: communications, programs, outreach, and development. This position will develop and strengthen external relationships with community members, such as partners, donors, volunteers, and the general public.


Assist with program coordination and implementation with other duties based on experience and skills.

  • Grand Traverse Regional Kids’ Bike Library
  • Community Bike Shop and the Grand Traverse County Civic Center
  • Essential Transportation program


Success at Norte means:

  • Responsibilities and tasks are completed on time and thoroughly. 
  • Written communication is clear, concise, professional, and free from error.
  • Systems and procedures are adhered to, and ways to improve them are pursued when appropriate.
  • Recognition that our work is a team effort. We work to develop a sense of belonging, acceptance, and support.



At least two years of relevant work experience.


  • Extremely detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Excellent prioritization abilities
  • Exhibit excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Exhibit professionalism with superior social and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in the use of Google G Suite


  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Desire to learn and grow professionally


  • Daily computer work
  • Occasional light lifting
  • Occasional bicycle riding


Summer VISTAs Summer Associate benefits include a $575 bi-weekly living allowance and an end of service college funding of $1,300 or a cash stipend of $276.


A typical day will work with a fantastic team in Norte’s business casual environment either at our Grand Traverse County Civic Center headquarters or off-site office. The day will work independently and with the team on community service, program, and outreach duties. Remote work is also part of the job.


Start the onboarding process at

When ready, write a compelling cover letter and submit it and a resume to with “Summertime VISTA” in the subject line.

Norte is an equal opportunity and at-will employer. The above position description describes the position currently available and is not intended to be an employment contract. Norte reserves the right to modify the duties or position description. This position is located in Traverse City and is considered to be non-exempt.


For more background, click through the following information pages: