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Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Financial Stability, IAMNCC
The vision of Willis Dady Homeless Services is to empower clients to break the cycle of homelessness and become self-sufficient. Meaningful employment coupled with housing stability are two critical components for individuals making the journey out of poverty. The Employment Program at Willis Dady Homeless Services (WDHS) uses several strategies to support adults who are unhoused or have housing instability in overcoming barriers to the job market. The Financial Stability VISTA will work with Employment Program staff to expand the capacity of this service, so more adults facing high barriers to employment can make the journey out of poverty by gaining and maintaining financial stability. Goals of this position include researching, presenting, and implementing plans for social enterprise ideas developing business plans, and collaborating with area organizations and volunteers. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : The Financial Stability VISTA will research best practices from successful social enterprises around the world. They will research sustainability, successes, failures, suggestions for social enterprise implementation. The Financial Stability VISTA will develop business plans related to the social enterprise and collaborate with Willis Dady Homeless Services Development Team on potential grants, donors, and other information to create the funding and financial projections. The VISTA will collaborate with other agencies, and organizations to support the implementation of the social enterprise and work with the Employment Team on all legalities. The Financial Stability VISTA will also be responsible for development of a training system for Apprentices in line with the social enterprise.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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Willis Dady Emergency Shelter Financial Stability, IAMNCC

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/20/2021  To  01/10/2022 

Contact Kelsey Culver
1247 4th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids   IA   52403

Listing ID 102262