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Program Engagement Coordinator VISTA at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Company: United Way of America
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title: Program Engagement Coordinator VISTA at Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dates: 8/2/2021 - 8/01/2022

Work Schedule - Full Time

Education - Some College

Age Requirement - 18 Years or older

This position is part of the VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont. As an AmeriCorps VISTA at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, you will help improve young people academically, socially, and emotionally by focusing on education, prevention of high-risk behaviors, and teaching life skills. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will help support this mission by enhancing the existing volunteer recruitment system, enabling the organization to meet mentor recruitment goals and expand community awareness. You will also create a resource guide to increase knowledge of other available community resources for families, specifically resources to increase financial literacy and prevent and treat substance use. You will help to increase efficiency of existing funds, as well as explore ways to raise additional funds with existing resources. The VIP program offers a unique approach to VISTA service, as you will spend 10% of your time each week working collaboratively with 19 other VISTA members placed in the community to research and implement community-wide solutions focusing on either increasing access to behavioral healthcare or increasing financial stability. Benefits include: monthly housing stipend, doubled food stamps at the farmer's market, housing referrals, household & personal care supplies provided through the Gifts in Kind Center, ongoing professional development, reimbursement for service-related travel, discounted gym membership, professional mentoring, and more!

Member Duties: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate exists to improve young people academically, socially, and emotionally by focusing on education, prevention of high-risk behaviors and teaching life skills. The VISTA will help support this mission by recruiting volunteers, expanding community awareness, fundraising, and generally helping to increase capacity through quality improvements in order to provide enhanced services for the low-income youth and families served.

Program Benefits: Health Coverage* , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Stipend , Housing stipend, gym discount, prof dev , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

For more information on benefits, please visit: https://www.vistasinthepiedmont.org/program-benefits.html

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Technology , Children/Youth , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Entrepreneur/Business , Health , Education .

Skills :

Youth Development , Team Work , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Teaching/Tutoring , Recruitment , General Skills , Fine Arts/Crafts , Public Speaking , Counseling , Non-Profit Management , Business/Entrepreneur , Public Health , Conflict Resolution , Education , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Writing/Editing , Law , Social Services , Leadership , Communications .

Please reference job title and apply to: VISTA@uwpiedmont.org

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Keywords: United Way of America, Spartanburg , Program Engagement Coordinator VISTA at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Other , Spartanburg, South Carolina

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