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Events & Engagement VISTA at Multicultural Refugee Coalition

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Events & Engagement VISTA at Multicultural Refugee Coalition

Multicultural Refugee Coalition (MRC) is an innovative nonprofit organization in Austin, TX employing refugees in fair-wage dignified work through two social enterprises: a sewing studio and a commercial farm. The Events & Engagement VISTA at MRC will:

  • help MRC increase program funding and community engagement by planning and coordinating MRC’s largest annual fundraising event and
  • coordinate engagement opportunities such as open houses throughout the year.
  • develop a network of community resources accessible by refugee team members and
  • build enhanced organizational community through activities and events.


Our ideal member is someone who has a passion for planning events and engaging the community, and as comfortable working independently as they are on a team. They are excited about working with refugee, asylee and immigrant team member, and about building community. 


Skill areas: communications, community organization, fundraising/grant writing, leadership, public speaking, recruitment, writing/editing, non-profit management, team work

Position requirements: A passion for event planning and strong attention to detail. Strong organizational skills and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Bachelor's degree.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

This position is a one-year, full-time national service position with AmeriCorps VISTA and the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. Benefits include: 

  • a monthly stipend of around $1,200/mo
  • free health benefits including some counseling
  • one-on-one coaching
  • monthly professional development opportunities
  • training in areas like project management, community assessment, and more
  • their choice of an education award ($6,345) to be used towards past or future schooling, or a cash stipend ($1,800)
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE), which allows a VISTA member who meets the minimum qualifications for a job to be hired by a federal agency without having to compete with the general public, for one year
  • countless other opportunities for personal and professional growth

Still not convinced? 

Members at the Multicultural Refugee coalition will have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse team that includes refugees, asylees, and immigrants from Afghanistan, Bhutan, DRC, Eritrea, Mexico, Myanmar, and Venezuela. They'll work between two locations: the sewing studio and the New Leaf organic farm, where VISTAs will have the opportunity to take home fresh veggies. Learn to say hello in 10+ languages, and gain real-world skills in fundraising and event planning! 

Events & Engagement VISTA (Multicultural Refugee Coalition - Austin)

Starts: April 11, 2022

Ends: April 10, 2023

Application Deadline: March 7

Direct application link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=108713

*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so applicants should not wait until the deadline to apply 

Multicultural Refugee Coalition (MRC) is an innovative nonprofit organization in Austin, TX employing refugees in fair-wage dignified work through two social enterprises: a sewing studio and a commercial farm. The Events &…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    April 11, 2022
    9:00 AM CDT
    2:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    April 10, 2023
    5:00 PM CDT
    10:00 PM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

Location

On-site

Multicultural Refugee Coalition

727 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78702, USA

How to Apply

Please apply using the my.americorps.gov portal. Please note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so applicants should not wait to apply. For information, interested applicants can visit our website, willread.org/VISTA

Please apply using the my.americorps.gov portal. Please note that applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so applicants should not wait to apply. For information, interested…

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