AmeriCorps VISTA Community Engagement Specialist

Published

10/08/2018

Start Date

12/03/2018

End Date

12/03/2019

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)

Address

Winchester House Fresh Start Recovery Center
Winchester
Indiana
United States

Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Development team at Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana, focusing on community engagement and program support. As our Community Engagement Specialist VISTA, you will support the Winchester House Project Director in establishing community support to enhance the capacity and sustainability of Volunteers of America of Indiana’s Fresh Start Recovery Center in Winchester, Indiana. The Fresh Start Recovery Center is a residential addiction treatment center designed specifically for mothers and pregnant women. It is one of the only programs in the country where clients can bring children to live with them on-site during treatment. Your role will be to create the community support structure for this new program area, so the families we serve can have a fresh start without worrying about basic needs. The Development team cares about the development and long-term success not just of the organization, but of each of its team members. Come join us in offering hope, restoring dignity, and transforming lives for struggling Hoosiers.


As our Community Engagement Specialist VISTA, you will alleviate poverty by building a community support structure that will allow the families we to serve start their recovery journeys without worrying about meeting basic needs. Specifically, you will collaborate with the Development team to create community partnerships and a volunteer and donor base that will sustain the program. Projects will include running donation drives with community partners, coordinating volunteer events, creating a sustainable in-kind donation system, and creating a community engagement infrastructure to support the program long-term. Applicant should have excellent people skills, and strong organization and computer skills.


Learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program at vistacampus.gov. Learn more about our organization at voaohin.org.

Benefits

  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

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