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FamilyWise Services - Communication & Development VISTA
The Minnesota Alliance With Youth VISTA program places members in nonprofits, government, and schools in the Twin Cities to create, connect, and leverage resources to address education inequities such as the opportunity and achievement gaps. We build capacity, coordinate efforts that bridge and build the integration of school and community-wide support for youth, and actively engage youth as agents of change in closing these gaps. Our 20 person cohort meets regularly for professional development, team building, and peer support. This position is placed at FamilyWise Services. Since 1976, FamilyWise Services (FWS) has been educating and empowering families struggling with poverty, substance abuse, mental health issues, homelessness & domestic violence, with a mission to strengthen families by promoting the safety, stability, and well-being of children. FWS fulfills this mission by educating communities about a collection of research called NEAR science (Neurobiology, Epigenetics/ Historical Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resilience research) so local champions can transform their understanding of how trauma impacts long-term health into action to support community resiliency-building efforts. Ultimately, FWS supports trauma-responsive policies and practices at the individual, family, organizational, community, and systems level across the state of Minnesota. Since 2013, ACE Interface presenters have educated over 20,000 people about NEAR science, and FWS is currently partnering with 50+ counties and 5 tribes across Minnesota. The VISTA will primarily focus on expanding the breadth and depth of offerings as well as focusing on developing resources for the presenter network and community partners.
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Member Duties : The Communication & Development VISTA will develop visuals, media tactics, and marketing and communication templates to highlight various programs and projects. For the Tribal NEAR Science and Community Wisdom project the VISTA will focus on their Remembering Resilience podcast and its related media and materials. For the More Resilient Minnesota project, we hope the VISTA will expand our presenter network communications and educational pieces. Additionally, anticipate the Communication & Development VISTA to interview communities and their members to develop communications to highlight the successes of the More Resilient Minnesota project to use in marketing and advertising purposes. Finally, and not limited to, we want the VISTA to research best practices related to reflection and discussion questions, incentive processes, marketing and advertising tactics, engagement practices, youth-focused media, and more.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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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 . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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FamilyWise Services - Communication & Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2022  To  08/05/2022 

Contact Lauren Van Schepen
2233 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 110833