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Resource Development Strategist AmeriCorps VISTA Member

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HopeWorks VISTA Project | Arlington, WA
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August 3, 2020
July 1, 2020
Current biweekly living allowance is $925.12, the education award is $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800.

Village Community Services in Arlington, WA is looking to fill our full time, one year AmeriCorps VISTA position with an individual to work alongside the agency's leadership staff to build the agency's resource development strategy for the expansion and sustainability of the Village Experience Learning Center. This is a position with the HopeWorks VISTA Project. The position will start August 3th, 2020 with pre-service requirements as well. Deadline to apply is July 1, 2020.

About the VISTA Program:

AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during their service, and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service.

Current biweekly living allowance is $925.12, the education award is $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800. There are many more benefits as well, go here to learn more about the living allowance and other benefits offered by Americorps VISTA: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

Benefits for this position: $500 in Professional Development Funds , Relocation Allowance, Stipend/Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Training, Health Coverage*.

About Village Community Services

Please take a moment to consider the typical payments that are regularly made in households. Now imagine how it would be if you didn’t have a job, leaving you unable to pay for things. The solution seems clear enough: apply for a job and pay your bills. Now imagine yet another scenario of how it would be if you couldn’t move your hands, so you couldn’t fill out the application, or you are non-verbal so you can’t complete the interview, or if you can’t read or don’t understand the basics of money so you don’t even understand that you need to pay the bills. The solution isn’t so simple anymore.

At Village Community Services (VCS) we provide solutions to scenarios that are no longer simple. We believe that by acknowledging personal challenges and leveraging both individual and community strengths we can help people with significant life challenges become successful. We believe that with expert support, our participants are able to live with maximum self-sufficiency and as valued members of the workforce and community.

To this end, VCS's Village Experience Learning Center helps people build life and job readiness skills through hands on learning experiences, group fellowship and socialization, and individualized support. We offer both small group and one-to-one instruction in the classroom, at home, via virtual platforms, and in community or work settings. Examples of current Village Experience offerings include budgeting and managing personal finances, experiencing success through art and music, cooking on a budget, and using adaptive technology for communication.

Goal of Position

The VISTA member will build a resource development strategy for the expansion and sustainability of the Village Experience Learning Center, allowing VCS to offer more courses and reach more people with significant life challenges who need our help. 

Position Objectives:

The VISTA member will work alongside the agency's leadership staff to build the agency's resource development strategy for the expansion and sustainability of the Village Experience Learning Center. They will implement and improve VCS's fundraising and public relations strategies.

Key activities include coordinating special events, public relations displays, and community presentations, recruiting volunteers, and creating new fundraising materials and campaigns needed to achieve the project's goals. 

Qualifications

  1. Must qualify to be a VISTA member
  2. Must be 18 years or older.
  3. College graduate is preferred.
  4. Experience and/or education in fundraising, resource development, grant writing.
  5. Preferred skills include: Public Speaking , Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Youth Development , Communications , Environment, Conflict Resolution, Teaching/Tutoring, Recruitment, Leadership, Computers/Technology, Community Organization, Web design, Outreach, Fundraising/Grant Writing . 

Village Community Services in Arlington, WA is looking to fill our full time, one year AmeriCorps VISTA position with an individual to work alongside the agency's leadership staff to build the agency's resource development strategy for the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • Entry level

Benefits

Current biweekly living allowance is $925.12, the education award is $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800. There are many more benefits as well, go here to learn more about the living allowance and other benefits offered by Americorps VISTA: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

Benefits for this position: Professional Development Funds , Relocation Allowance, Stipend/Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Health Coverage*.

Current biweekly living allowance is $925.12, the education award is $6,095 or post-service stipend of $1,800. There are many more benefits as well, go here to learn more about the living…

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency, experience with other languages encouraged.

English proficiency, experience with other languages encouraged.

How to Apply

Email the listed email address with your resume. Then follow the instructions below.

Create a MyAmeriCorps account at my.americorps.gov and search for the Village Community Services Resource Development Strategist.

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. Learn more at: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista

Email the listed email address with your resume. Then follow the instructions below.

Create a MyAmeriCorps account at my.americorps.gov and search for the Village Community…

Location

3210 Smokey Point Drive, 205, Arlington, WA 98223

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