Development Program Assistant, AmeriCorps VISTA

  • Portland, OR, US

Please download the position description for more information on how to apply:http://pybpdx.org/about/career-opportunities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply: email resume and cover letter to Tom Del Savio, Director of Development at tom.delsavio@pybpdx.org -- No phone calls or visits please --

Closing Date: Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by 06/30/2016 since the position will be filled as soon as a highly qualified applicant is selected.

For more information, visit our website at www.pybpdx.org.

Portland YouthBuilders' mission connects us to people and communities across Portland. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or any other classifications applicable by law. Portland YouthBuilders is committed to the diversity of our people, programs and services. The organization acts affirmatively in the employment and advancement of qualified people of color. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TTY1-800-735-2900

This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations. PYB employees must successfully complete a criminal background and drug test check prior to employment. Portland YouthBuilders is a Drug Free Workplace and adheres to the requirements of the Drug Free Workplace Act. Portland YouthBuilders' students and staff are subject to random drug tests.

  • This program is funded 28% through a Federal award of $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Labor – ETA for the YouthBuild Program Initiative.
  • This program financed in whole (or in part) with funds provided through Worksystems, Inc. from the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • PYB is an AmeriCorps program and students who are AmeriCorps members are eligible for an education award.

POSITION SUMMARY

Portland YouthBuilders is a small alternative high school and career development program dedicated to serving low-income young people, ages 17-24, who want to transform their lives. PYB's focus is on helping students to complete high school and prepare for post-secondary education, obtain vocational skills, become critical thinkers and community leaders, develop viable career pathways, and succeed in placements in post-secondary education and/or employment in preparation for launching careers.

The Development Program Assistant will provide assistance to Development Department staff in order to increase financial and in-kind donations from PYB's growing network of individual, foundation, and corporate supporters.

The Development Program Assistant position is a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer position in the PYB Development Department. We are seeking a candidate that is inspired by our mission of helping young men and women transform their lives through learning and service. An interest and passion for helping youth through service is a must.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Reports To: Director of Individual & Corporate Relations

Schedule: Twelve-month, full-time (40 hours per week)

Position Starts: August 22, 2016, but a candidate must be selected by July 13, 2016. Mandatory training August 22-25.

Compensation: AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance ($11,676 before taxes/year in Portland, OR, based on the local poverty level), a monthly bus pass, and health benefits during their service. VISTA members also have the option of receiving a $5,775 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $1,500 stipend after completing their term of service. There are a variety of other benefits such as eligibility-based childcare assistance, relocation allowance, and federal non-competitive status.

SUMMARY OF BROAD AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Assist with fundraising events
  • Track and report on donor data
  • Assist with PYB communications and marketing
  • Assist and support Development Department in research of funding opportunities, preparation of meeting materials and grant proposals, and periodic grant reporting
  • Drafting and editing communication materials for distribution to supporters and funders
  • Acting as a knowledgeable representative of PYB at community outreach events
  • Assist with planning and coordinating fundraising events and funder visits to PYB
  • Assist with maintaining social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

QUALIFYING KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE

  • GED or High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Valid Driver's License and a good driving record (for the purposes of insurance coverage)
  • Reliable transportation required; access to a car preferred
  • Experience working in an office environment including the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software
  • Social media experience is helpful; willingness to learn is essential
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required
  • Strong writing skills required
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to details
  • Experience with SalesForce is a plus
  • AmeriCorps VISTA eligible
  • Ability to pass pre-employment criminal background check and drug testing
  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident

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Areas of focus:

  • 4816 SE 92nd
    Portland, OR, US 97266
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  • Start and end dates:

    Position starts August 22, 2016, but a candidate must be selected by July 13, 2016. Mandatory training August 22-25.
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Full time (30-40 hours/week)
  • Times of day:

    Mornings Afternoons Evenings
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Fixed schedule
  • Extra details:

    Stipend provided

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