Job Opening: AmeriCorps Financial Stability VISTA Member

Build a brighter economic future for low-income families in Indian River County and enhance your program management, leadership, communication, and analysis skills. Join us today! 
As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you have the power to make a big impact in the lives of others in our local community. 

VISTA will build the capacity and expand programming in the Financial Stability Impact area. All programs strive to increase economic opportunity for low-income residents. 

Core Responsibilities: In coordination with the Chief Operating Officer and the Community Impact Coordinator, and in collaboration with other United Way staff, specific VISTA responsibilities include: 
(1) Program Assessment: evaluating the effectiveness of the individual programs as well as the collective portfolio of programs. 
(2) Service Mapping: identifying geographical service gaps. 
(3) Research: identify best practices and make recommendations for improved program effectiveness. 
(4) Volunteer Recruitment: ensure programs have access to volunteers to expand and sustain programming. Help to train volunteers on proposed initiatives. 
(5) Outreach: help, plan, execute and support volunteer recruitment for two episodic volunteer events that create a greater awareness in the community about the struggles of people living in poverty. 

Ongoing technical training and support will be provided in-house, mainly by the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Community Impact, and the Community Impact Coordinator. The VISTA will also be directed and encouraged to seek out additional opportunities for skill and professional development to enhance their role including in-person capacity-building trainings offered for example, by Florida Prosperity Partnership, and those offered via webinars for example through CFED, the Heartland Alliance and the National Alliance to End Homelessness. 

Service Areas: Community Outreach, Community and Economic Development. 

Desirable Skills and Qualities:
• Exceptional verbal communication skills.
• Active listener.
• Effective multitasker.
• Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel. 
• Take personal initiative – working both independently and as a team member.

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