Outreach and Development Coordinator with the SEED

Published

04/09/2018

Start Date

05/14/2018

End Date

05/13/2019

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Austin
Texas
United States

Description

About the Outreach and Development Coordinator Position:


The VISTA Outreach and Development Coordinator will help locate, shape, and pursue these opportunities for increased impact. We hope to capitalize on the strengths of the member, while developing areas in which the member hopes to grow. The details will depend upon the member. As a very small organization without a far-reaching reputation, however, it is clear that organizational outreach is of great importance. We have many of the established media through which we might demonstrate the power of our work, although it has proven to be challenging to get content out to relevant communities. The member will utilize current networks as well as build new strategies to reaching larger audiences through sharing writing, photos, videos and other media. It is our belief that the increased awareness of our program will lead to increased opportunities for funding, for creative partnerships, and for other kinds of support.


About The SEED:


The SEED is foundationally an adult English language and literacy program, although our work extends far beyond simply teaching English. Our language classes intend to invite learners into a dialogue between themselves, their beliefs, their experiences, and the world around them. We are committed through our language class to building a deeper understanding of our identities in and with the world. This dialogue includes spending time in the larger community, exposing ourselves to new experiences in the Austin area, which increases feelings of ownership on the part of the folks in our program, some of whom have lived in Austin for years or even decades. Our English language learning necessarily changes based on the assets, needs, and passions of the learners in the room, so it is very dynamic. We are also working to build a multigenerational program that serves both parent and child. Children are invited into an educational space where they can interact with others, engage with basic content, and develop early academic awareness. Their parents - aside from being able to focus on their English learning - also work to better support all their children in development, including working with the schools.


About AmeriCorps VISTA Service:


AmeriCorps VISTA members are full-time volunteers at nonprofit agencies partnered with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. VISTAs help to improve health services, create and evaluate programs, strengthen community groups, conduct outreach, and much, much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, VISTA members and their service sites create, implement, expand, and improve programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.


A VISTA member's commitment to serve includes:

·    1-year term of full-time (40 hours/week) volunteer service at nonprofit agency

·    Bi-weekly living allowance (approximately $1,000/month based by county)

·    Ongoing professional development opportunities

·    Regular mentorship and coaching from a nonprofit professional at your service site

·    Health and prescription drug benefits ( *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service)

·    Eligibility for additional stipends and benefits to assist with relocation expenses and childcare

·    End-of-Service Benefits: Members elect to receive either a cash stipend ($1,800) or the Segal Education Award ($5,920 - applicable to student loans or future tuition) upon fulfillment of their service commitment



About the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas:

The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas believes everyone should have the skills they need to reach their full potential. To achieve this, we embed high-quality, proven programming in the business, education and workforce sectors outside of the K-12 system to end the intergenerational cycle of poverty and illiteracy. Programs and services are designed to deepen the impact of local nonprofits, strengthen the business workforce and build stronger communities.

Our three program areas help:


The Literacy Coalition has proudly been an AmeriCorps VISTA intermediary organization in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service since 2012. Coordinating VISTA service at partner agencies is one of the fundamental ways in which the Literacy Coalition achieves its mission. By leveraging federal resources, our existing partnerships with nonprofit agencies in Central Texas, and creating new partnerships across the state, the Literacy Coalition is changing the landscape of service provision and nonprofit sustainability. Learn more about our VISTA program here: https://willread.org/vista



The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas is currently recruiting eight AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve in nonprofits throughout Texas to build capacity by developing new programs, conducting outreach, assisting in fundraising and development, and/or managing volunteers. Please click on the links in order to apply:











BENEFITS

·    Bi-weekly living allowance (approximately $1,000/month based by county)

·    Ongoing professional development opportunities

·    Regular mentorship and coaching from a nonprofit professional at your service site

·    Health and prescription drug benefits ( *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service)

·    Eligibility for additional stipends and benefits to assist with relocation expenses and childcare

·    End-of-Service Benefits: Members elect to receive either a cash stipend ($1,800) or the Segal Education Award ($5,920 - applicable to student loans or future tuition) upon fulfillment of their service commitment

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

sforbes@willread.org
https://willread.org/vista

Please visit https://willread.org/vista to view open AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Each position will require an application submitted through the myamericorps.gov application site. Follow the link to apply.





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