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Estes Park Library Resource Development VISTA
 
 
 
Bringing over 100 years of library service to the Estes Valley and surrounding communities, the Estes Valley Library was begun in 1916 by the Estes Park Woman’s Club. The first library was opened in the schoolhouse with 262 volumes. Now with over 40,000 traditional collection items, and over 600,000 digital items, the library serves over 12,000 local residents, hundreds of seasonal residents, and many thousands of visitors to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. The Estes Park Library provides free services, resources, and events for folks in the community who otherwise may not have access to them; this contributes to creating better financial and social outcomes for folks experiencing poverty, and in turns strengthens community engagement and development. The Library invests in the overall success of the community as a space for growth and accessible, equitable, free resources. The VISTA will foster capacity and sustainability at the library so that it can provide more expansive services and reach a larger population, which impacts access to resources for folks living in poverty. Additionally, libraries are a major source of reading material for many children of poverty and contribute to better educational outcomes for these youths, more investment in libraries and librarians means better language and literacy development, and that supporting libraries can help overcome the negative effect of poverty on literacy development and school success. The Library is located in Estes Park, just 90 minutes from Denver, in the eastern entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park. A majestic mountain destination known for outdoor adventure, watchable wildlife and scenic beauty, Estes Park is Colorado's quintessential mountain town.
 
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Member Duties : The Resource Development VISTA will focus on 1) Grant Writing: The VISTA will generate and prepare proposals, develop proposals by assembling information and build trackers to increase the libraries funding streams. Write, revise, and edit drafts including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials. 2) Donor Research and Recruitment: Create systems for monitoring development activities including gift processing, donor relations, and donor cultivation. Motivate and identify donors and prospects to make major gifts. Establish a variety of donor appreciation activities, programs, and mailings. 3) Marketing: Create fundraising materials that describe and promote brand. Update social media as well as newspaper communications. Promote mission to donors in the community via communication plans. 4) Systems Building: Research best practices for record retention. Create system for retaining human resource records. Document procedures for new records system.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Discounted Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Estes Park Library Resource Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/01/2022  -   11/01/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  10/05/2021  To  11/15/2022 

Contact Anna Toth
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203
3036231540147
toth@crcamerica.org

Listing ID 107463


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