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Elevate VISTA - Communications & Fund Development
Elevate Tutoring advances social justice by bridging economic and achievement gaps on the path to-and-through college. We provide training, work experience, and scholarships to socioeconomically-disadvantaged first-generation college students - our Tutor Fellows - who, in turn, provide high-quality STEM tutoring, mentorship, and growth mindset coaching to their younger peers in middle and high school. Our proven and proprietary approach emphasizes asset-based mentorship, metacognitive approaches for both tutors and tutees, and the value of paying it forward. San Jose, where Elevate operates, is the 10th largest city in the United States and 3rd largest in California alone (San Jose Demographics and Diversity 2017). Home to corporate giants like Google, Apple, and Facebook, Silicon Valley is a mecca for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); yet, statistics by the United States Census Bureau reveal stark differences in educational attainment by race and economic status. While schools in our region are valiantly attempting to close the gap, outcomes are significantly different for low-income families compared to affluent families. A Communications/Fund Development VISTA would create a foundation of materials and protocols that can be used to communicate with families, the public, and supporters (donors, volunteers, and partners). This organizational capacity will also strengthen fund development, which would benefit from clear storytelling and organized strategy to build financial resources for growth.
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Member Duties : - Work with partner sites, families, and Tutor Fellows to build a portfolio of stories, photos, video, and other collateral for communications and fundraising. - Edit the existing communications calendar and develop a scheduled rollout plan for various communications. - Coordinate and implement communications strategies for email, web, multimedia, and social media platforms: - Lead the development of the quarterly newsletter - Develop social media campaigns and messaging - Manage edits/changes to website, branding materials, and other collateral - Research prospective funders and create or update materials to support funding proposals. - Collaborate with Partnerships VISTA to create a communications strategy to support community networks of nonprofits, educators, and parents. - Collaborate with Database/Evaluations VISTA to research and develop methods for integrating stakeholder experiences and feedback into program planning, especially families served by tutoring.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Graphic design ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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Elevate VISTA - Communications & Fund Development

Program Start/End Date
12/06/2021  -   12/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose  

Accepting Applications
From  09/28/2021  To  11/12/2021 

Contact Catherine Bradshaw
2641 Thrasher Ln
San Jose   CA   95125

Listing ID 107318