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BUF Development and Engagement Specialist - MCNW
The Black United Fund (BUF), located in Portland, Oregon, assists in the social and economic development of underserved BIPOC communities in Oregon and Washington. The VISTA member placed at BUF will assist by developing the Mentor4Success (M4S) program, linking youth to scholarships, mentorship, and vocational training. AmeriCorps VISTA members perform only indirect service; interaction with clients will be limited and the member will spend the majority of their time in an office setting. However, the BUF VISTA will play a dynamic role in ending poverty by providing services to low-income youth interested in pursuing higher education, the skilled trades, or direct-to-career routes. The VISTA will create a curriculum surrounding vocational training, financial literacy, and job readiness, develop an outreach plan for recruiting diverse presenters, mentors, and resources, and communicate with school partners to build a marketing plan for recruitment of students. The member will also create a database of student alumni and implement systems to increase alumni engagement. Lastly, the member will build partnerships with service-providing organizations and engage in grant research to increase the number of wrap-around services provided to low-income BIPOC youth pursuing post-secondary options. As a BUF VISTA, you will be part of a larger cohort of AmeriCorps members coordinated by Mercy Corps Northwest. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Selections are made on a rolling basis.
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Member Duties : As a VISTA member at the Black United Fund (BUF) you will help end poverty by developing the Mentor4Success (M4S) program, which links youth to living-wage employment through culturally-specific, comprehensive postsecondary support. Major functions will include adapting the program to the current virtual environment, recruiting presenters/mentors, cultivating a network of employers/referral partnerships, data collection, and supporting recruitment/marketing to engage BIPOC youth/young adults. VISTAs serve their communities through indirect service, and so you will have limited interaction with our clients and be based in an office setting. Applicant should hold a four-year degree or work experience in human services or program development. Applicant must be detail-oriented, strong in verbal/written communications, & committed to racial justice and equity. Experience with database management, MS Office/Google Suite, & volunteer recruitment preferred. Bicultural/bilingual is a plus.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

BUF Development and Engagement Specialist - MCNW

Program Start/End Date
02/14/2022  -   02/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  11/29/2021  To  01/12/2022 

Contact Brittany Mabry
43 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland   OR   97204

Listing ID 108533