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VYT - Howard Center Community Engagement VISTA

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PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental health care, find housing, become food secure, and connect with essential services needed to transcend poverty, avoid unhealthy behaviors, reverse the impacts of COVID-19, and ultimately thrive. Website: www.vermontyouthamericorps.org

SITE: Howard Center serves the most vulnerable, and we work to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities. We provide supports and services to address mental health, substance use, and developmental needs. We support 16,000 annually in their path toward independence, health and wellness, and self-sufficiency through education, training, and support. Among our services are therapeutic schools, residential programs for people with mental illness and developmental disabilities, outpatient counseling, medication assisted recovery, crisis services, and a range of related programs.

The VISTA is placed with the Development & Communications team, which supports the agency’s poverty-alleviation focus through marketing, advertising, public relations, communications, donor relations, fundraising, and internal communications. The VISTA organizes and implements public education events, maintains and builds on our social media presence, and assists in gift processing and donor cultivation. The VISTA increases awareness of our programs so that people in need, especially youth and families, know they can turn to Howard Center; ensure that the public is well-informed, the philanthropic community understands our services. COVID-19 has exacerbated anxiety, depression, and substance use among youth and families living poverty. The VISTA directly supports our COVID-19 recovery by promoting and raising funds for critical services. Office: Burlington, VT.

The VYT-Howard Center Community Engagement VISTA is an integral part of the Development and Communications team and enhances our activities and impacts, including events, community engagement, volunteer management, and internal and external agency communications. Major VISTA projects include - (1) planning, developing, & implementing special events including a donor reception, community education series, conference, & fundraisers; (2) conduct community engagement & outreach; (3) build partnerships, as appropriate, with Howard Center programs, (4) create social media, e-newsletter, video, print materials, & web content; (5) build calendars, timelines, and planning tools for the department; and (6) donor stewardship & gift processing. Minimum Age: 21 yrs. Travel: access to reliable private transportation; mo. travel to Montpelier for VISTA training. Housing help.

Benefits:

  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

PROGRAM: The VT Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program supports initiatives helping low-income youth & families develop job skills & academic proficiency, build connection to their community, access health & mental…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Burlington, VT
Associated Location

Howard Center

Burlington, VT, USA

How to Apply

Resume & 3 References to: Denise Vignoe, Howard Center, 208 Flynn Ave., Ste. 3J, Burlington, VT 05401.

Resume & 3 References to: Denise Vignoe, Howard Center, 208 Flynn Ave., Ste. 3J, Burlington, VT 05401.

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