Volunteer Opportunity

2019 – Kent Intermediate School District – Pathways to Employment MNA VISTA

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Program


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Start Date

August 19, 2019

End Date

August 17, 2020

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


Help the Kent County Intermediate School District prepare its students for the projected 811,000 high-demand career openings in Michigan by 2024.

As a VISTA serving with the Kent Intermediate School District (ISD), you will help address Kent County's need for workforce development initiatives through Kent ISD and Project NorthStar, a program that aims to engage and support students who are at-risk and living in poverty. You will plan and execute events and workshops around soft skills, financial literacy, and service learning as well as develop tools to evaluate the impact of Project Northstar. You will also serve as a liaison between Kent ISD and their partner organizations and volunteers to help develop programming, joint training, curriculum, and identify funding opportunities. With the right training and competencies, Kent ISD students could have access to the 811,000 high-demand career openings projected in Michigan by 2024 and break the cycle of poverty. Your efforts will help prepare a workforce equipped to face the challenges of the 21st century.

• Plan and facilitate employability and financial skills workshops for Kent ISD residents.

• Expand and maintain relationships with partner organizations and volunteers to collaborate on programming.

• Develop a workforce development service-learning project plan.

• Identify and apply for collaborative funding opportunities with the support of the Department of Organizational and Community Initiatives.

• Create and maintain outreach and marketing materials.

• Compile and analyze evaluation data for programs.

• Help organization and stakeholders recognize the need for and use of volunteers.

• Develop position descriptions and recruit and promote volunteer opportunities.

• Develop a volunteer generation plan to recruit and maintain volunteers.

• Improve feedback assessments and develop evaluative tools to determine success of the program and opportunities for improvement.

Help the Kent County Intermediate School District prepare its students for the projected 811,000 high-demand career openings in Michigan by 2024.

As a VISTA serving with the Kent Intermediate School District (ISD), you will help address…

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AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of AmeriCorps positions available in the Pathways to Employment VISTA program visit us at https://sites.google.com/site/mnavistapositions/become-a-vista.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program, for more information about AmeriCorps please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.

For a full list of…

Location

Kent Intermediate School District

2930 Knapp Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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