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Boston Workforce Development - External Partnerships VISTA
The External Partnerships VISTA will support the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development (OWD’s) in strengthening outreach, communications, and programmatic infrastructure that is shared between OWD and Boston Public Schools (BPS) and is crucial to Boston Saves and Tuition Free Community College (TFCC). They will also work to increase BPS awareness of City Academy as a post-graduation training option. OWD is an innovative public agency that seeks to promote economic self-sufficiency to ensure the full participation of all Boston residents in the city’s economic vitality and future, seeking to connect low-income residents with job training and employment opportunities and to promote lifelong literacy and educational pathways. This VISTA project will work to connect low-income Boston residents to job skills training, post-secondary education, and financial resources that facilitate economic opportunities and financial stability. Three VISTA members will contribute to the goals of the project by performing activities such as refining evaluation tools and systems, developing comprehensive and coordinated outreach strategies, and deepening the institutional partnership between OWD and BPS. The service of VISTA members will support Boston Saves, TFCC, and the City Academy program. OWD’s VISTA project will have the primary objectives of: 1) Developing systems for improved evaluation and recruitment; 2) Leveraging resources and relationships in the community and with partnering City agencies; and 3) Increasing resident engagement in program planning. VISTAs will build knowledge of existing systems and help to identify gaps and areas where improvements will help OWD’s special projects to increase effectiveness of service delivery and grow to scale. The ultimate outcome of these efforts will be to maximize the ability of Boston Saves, TFCC, and City Academy to positively impact community members’ economic and financial stability and increase upward mobility.
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Member Duties : The External Partnerships VISTA’s tasks will include: - Acting as the primary point of contact for BPS central and Boston Public Schools (BPS) schools for all Boston Saves, TFCC, and City Academy activities. - Actively engaging and consistently updating key BPS stakeholders on OWD initiates in partnership with BPS. - Attending school-based engagement and planning events. - Facilitating student, family, and school feedback on overall program experience to improve experience for families and students. - Deepening relationships with BPS departments regarding the integration of financial education and post-secondary planning into district-wide curriculum. - Streamline process for translation of all documents into BPS district-mandated languages. - Ensuring communication about joint OWD-BPS the programs (including pages on BPS website) are relevant and up-to-date. - Assisting with communication and outreach to new TFCC students as they transition into post-secondary student status.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Monthly transit pass, Grocery gift cards . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment . 
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Boston Workforce Development - External Partnerships VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2022  -   07/31/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  


Accepting Applications
From  04/25/2022  To  06/25/2022 

Contact Sasha Abby VanDerzee
7 Palmer Street
Boston   MA   02119

Listing ID 107650