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Development and Engagement Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA

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Carpe Mundi
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Portland, OR
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Published 4 months ago

The Development and Engagement Specialist (DES) will work on various capacity building and engagement projects to increase the number of low-income students that can access Carpe Mundi programming, thereby increasing their likelihood of graduating from college, finding a living-wage job, and alleviating the cycle of individual and community poverty. Carpe Mundi supports low-income, first-generation college students in a year-long mentorship program that includes an experiential education semester abroad. The DES will work alongside the Executive Director to implement and grow existing fundraising initiatives, including a monthly donor program and a corporate donor program, and develop a new student sponsorship program. The DES will also be integral in providing feedback as to how Carpe Mundi can create better relationships with existing supporters and donors, and cultivate new relationships with stakeholders from diverse communities. The DES will also focus on implementing alumni engagement programming, and developing an alumni engagement platform or portal, which will connect program alumni to each other, and our wider community of supporters. The DES will also take part in recruitment efforts, specially developing new ways to reach potential students through social media. The efforts of the DES will allow Carpe Mundi to strengthen its visibility in the Portland community, forming and deepening relationships, increasing fundraising revenue, improving engagement for program alumni, and improving recruitment methods. These outcomes will allow Carpe Mundi to support more students, make improvements to the support we currently provide for students and alumni, and increase the number of low-income, first-generation college students that graduate with post-secondary credentials. 

Essential Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Research other organizations and compile best practices 
  • Relationship and partnership development 
  • Fundraising
  • Compiling and reporting on data 
  • System development 
  • Program development
  • Program management and expansion 


Marginal Responsibilities:

  • Develop outreach and marketing materials 
  • Engage with current students and parents 
  • Grant research 


AmeriCorps VISTA Member Responsibilities:

  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required trainings and events
  • Complete and submit all Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA required progress reports, timesheets, and other paperwork


Required Qualifications:

  • 18 years and older
  • Must have at least an associates Degree or equivalent credits 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity
  • A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Able to serve full-time for 365 days
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check


Preferred Qualifications

  • Higher education leadership experience and/or mentoring program participant
  • International travel experience 
  • Fundraising experience
  • Social media experience 
  • Community outreach experience
  • Project management experience
  • Event coordination experience
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office software
  • Bilingual/bicultural


AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits:

  • A living allowance of $16,617 (for VISTAs serving in Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties)
  • A living allowance of $13,362 (for VISTAs serving in any other county of Oregon) 
  • An education award of $6,195 or cash stipend of $1,500 upon successful completion of service
  • Health benefits
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Federal jobs non-competitive eligibility for one year after service


Site Specific Benefits:

  • Free use of bicycle
  • Participation in Carpe Diem Leadership Training 
  • Possibility of remote work on occasion 
  • Access to a full kitchen and laundry at work site

The Development and Engagement Specialist (DES) will work on various capacity building and engagement projects to increase the number of low-income students that can access Carpe Mundi programming, thereby increasing their likelihood…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
    9:00 AM PDT
    4:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    August 12, 2022
    4:59 PM PDT
    11:59 PM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
Associated Location
1529 North Killingsworth Street, Portland, OR 97217, United States

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