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Literacy Minnesota - Open Door Collective (LitMN)
 
 
 
Literacy Minnesota is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy. As a leading partner in the literacy field, we are building a local, regional and national movement to put life-changing learning within everyone’s reach. Literacy Minnesota operates programs for adults, children and families in MN and provides training and resources to literacy programs and partners across the state and country. The Literacy Leader will be working with the Open Door Collective (ODC) Program. The ODC believes Adult Education intersects with people in poverty and believes that literacy is a factor in helping reduce poverty, especially when done in union with other sectors such as healthcare, prison reform, digital literacy, etc. To be effective, adult education needs consistent funding, partnerships, and research identifying best practices and relevant outcomes. The ODC needs strong membership to advocate effectively for policy change and funding to reduce poverty and economic inequality and increase civic engagement and participation in society. The ODC’s nationwide membership is comprised almost entirely of volunteers who dedicate time to the cause. The ODC's vision is strong, and now needs organization and resources to carry out the mission. The Literacy Leader will help increase membership, look for additional funding, identify partners in other sectors, and increase communications/public relations to aid in this endeavor, indirectly benefitting 41.2 million US adults in need of literacy skills. The Literacy Leader will bring online research, creative thinking, and written communications skills to this project. They will be exposed to leading researchers in the field of adult education, as well as thought leaders in a variety of sectors, and will gain knowledge and appreciation for the factors that keep people in poverty, and help facilitate a movement to reduce poverty.
 
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Member Duties : Communicate with groups about ODC and its mission to increase membership, enhance the ODC website to draw new members, publicize ODC through social media, news articles, webinars, etc. Identify potential sectors/groups outside of ABE, determine their interests, missions and focus, and how they intersect with adult literacy and the ODC mission. Identify potential grants and contribute to grant writing; prospect around new and creative funding resources including businesses, donors, academics, etc. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership program of Literacy Minnesota (LitMN), which places AmeriCorps VISTA members with nonprofits, public agencies & Tribal Nations in MN & WI to build their capacity to improve literacy for children, youth, adults or families. We foster an organizational culture that is welcoming & inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until filled. Alternate start dates may be available. More info: https://literacymn.org/americorps-vista
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  *Healthcare allowance, CSA share . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Health ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Community Outreach ,  Elder Care ,  Ex-Offender Reentry . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Literacy Minnesota - Open Door Collective (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2021  To  07/01/2021 

Contact Theresa Sladek
700 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55114
651-645-2277
tsladek@literacymn.org
www.literacymn.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102822


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