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AmeriCorps VISTA Grundy Safe Communities Outreach Specialist

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South Cumberland AmeriCorps VISTA Program | Sewanee, TN
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South Cumberland AmeriCorps VISTA Program


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novembro 12, 2019
novembro 11, 2020
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Tempo integral (mais de 30 horas por semana)
Longo prazo (6 meses a 1 ano)

The Grundy Safe Community Outreach Specialist VISTA will serve with the Grundy Safe Communities Coalition (GSCC). The VISTA serving in this position will focus on addressing the opioid crisis in Grundy County by strengthening the ability of the GSCC to decrease the non-medical access to prescription opioids and decrease the overdose rates in Grundy County. The VISTA member will work to increase the ability of GSCC to reduce substance abuse rates among youth and young adults in Grundy County.

Conduct research on evidence based practices for opioid reduction. Create a stronger presence of the Grundy Safe Communities Coalition among doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and veterinarians in Grundy County. Develop a system of communications working closely with the coalition coordinator to develop and implement an integrated marketing and advocacy plan that includes outreach to local newspapers, and local radio and TV stations. Investigate outlets to strengthen the youth coalition. Develop Grundy Safe Communities Coalition’s grant writing capacity.

This position will serve 40 hours a week during "normal business hours" during the week and sometimes there will be volunteer opportunities to collaborate with nonprofit organizations that South Cumberland Plateau partners with year-round.

The South Cumberland Community Fund and The University of the South (Sewanee) have partnered to offer a unique community-university South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project (SCPVP). This project is a full-time, one year service program in which VISTA volunteers will work with community partners throughout the Plateau. Join our current team of 15 VISTAs through one of ten available positions. Each position offers the unique opportunity to work in a rural, historically, and economically depressed region of Tennessee. Projects focus on community organizing, grant writing, volunteer recruitment, collaborating with K-12 schools initiatives to ensure and enhance sustainable program. SCPVP provides training to enhance each VISTA member’s personal and professional development. This VISTA program is team focused, providing group programming, support, and social opportunities for each VISTA. Make a difference! Help us improve our South Cumberland Plateau communities.

Benefits of Service:

  • $1000/monthly stipend (Before taxes)
  • Earn either a $6,095 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Or a $1,800 cash stipend upon completion of full-time service term
  • Professional Development Training Opportunities
  • Relocation Allowance Available
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) upon completion of full-term service
  • Health Coverage
  • Child care if eligible

The Grundy Safe Community Outreach Specialist VISTA will serve with the Grundy Safe Communities Coalition (GSCC). The VISTA serving in this position will focus on addressing the opioid crisis in Grundy County by strengthening the ability…

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  • Treinamento incluído
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Como se inscrever

When applying, use the link that we will connect you to my.americorps.gov. Create a profile and then create an application and submit your application to the link specific to Grundy Safe Community Outreach Coordinator position.

When applying, use the link that we will connect you to my.americorps.gov. Create a profile and then create an application and submit your application to the link specific to Grundy…

Localização

The University of the South

Sewanee, TN

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