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Community Outreach VISTA

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DownCity Design
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Providence, RI
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Published 5 months ago

DownCity Design is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year stipended service commitment from August 31st 2021 - August 30th, 2022. The Community Outreach VISTA will help DownCity Design share the stories of the extraordinary service learning, creative problem-solving, and community building work of our youth designers. This AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer will help us document and describe our work in visually engaging ways with our existing students, alumni, friends and fans, and will help us to expand our reach to new audiences and generate support for our mission. The Community Outreach VISTA will also support our fundraising efforts by creating compelling campaign materials, tracking donations in our database, and researching and preparing grant proposals. 

Full position description can be found here.

Location: DownCity Design (425 West Fountain Street, Providence, RI); Possible remote telework

Duties and Responsibilities:

Communications:

  • Share DCD’s work via social media, including management of our social media accounts
  • Draft an engaging and informative monthly e-newsletter 
  • Draft press releases for project unveilings and maintain network of press contacts
  • Update DCD website regularly with news and projects
  • Create communication pieces for student recruitment, including brochures and posters
  • Document in-person and online programs through photo, video, and other creative means

Fundraising:

  • Help develop annual campaign and capital campaign materials
  • Assist with grant proposals and reports
  • Manage donor database and generate reports
  • Maintain relationships with current corporate sponsors
  • Research potential donors and funders

Volunteer Recruitment and Retention:

  • Develop tools for tracking volunteers
  • Outreach efforts to attract new volunteers
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers to keep them engaged

Skills required:

DownCity Design seeks a creative individual who can think strategically to implement long-term systems for program documentation, communications, and fundraising. 

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organization and professionalism
  • Openness to creative collaboration and working as a team
  • Ability to adapt quickly and work remotely or independently as needed
  • Ability to plan for long-term projects and design strategies for implementation
  • Graphic design and photo/video documentation skills strongly preferred
  • Comfort with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • Other digital media skills (video, animation, audio, etc.) are a plus
  • Comfort with data collection, entry, and analysis
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Excitement about project-based learning and social practice

Note: AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives a living stipend totaling approximately $12,456.08 for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of approximately $6,195 or cash award of $1,800. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

DownCity Design is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year stipended service commitment from August 31st 2021 - August 30th, 2022. The Community Outreach VISTA will help DownCity Design share the stories of the…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    August 31, 2021
    12:00 AM EDT
    4:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    August 30, 2022
    11:59 PM EDT
    3:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Providence, RI
Associated Location
Providence, RI, USA

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Adrienne Gagnon through the link below.

https://forms.gle/AfvNnvdGS2SpsMRz8

Apply by Monday, June 7

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Adrienne Gagnon through the link below.

https://forms.gle/AfvNnvdGS2SpsMRz8

Apply by Monday…

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