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415 Walnut Collective VISTA, IAMNCC
The 415 Walnut Collective is a grassroots coalition of local stakeholders and community members serving as ambassadors for the preservation, renovation, and reimagining of the Faith Temple Baptist Church building (also known as the Walnut St. Baptist Church) located at 415 Walnut St., Waterloo, IA. The collective is committed to reimagining a use for this building that promotes community health and wellbeing. Our mission is to create a space for literacy and wellbeing through the development of a community learning hub in the Walnut St. Church building, and to promote a thriving and healthy Walnut neighborhood community. The VISTA will help strategize and strengthen the vision of the 415 Walnut collective mission by organizing project planning, coordinating fundraising/grant-writing efforts, and developing project management processes. The VISTA will coordinate volunteer outreach, connect stakeholders, and drive community engagement in the 415 Walnut Collective mission. This includes administration, event planning, and development of pilot projects that further the mission of the 415 Walnut Collective. Additionally, the VISTA will promote project sustainability through development of a two-year strategy that promotes project sustainability through community partnerships. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will be creating systems, policies, and procedures for ongoing project development. Organizing strategic tasks teams/coalitions/partnerships. Gather data to support fundraising and grant proposals, coordinate grant systems, and utilize creative content and designs. They will coordinate volunteers, site visits/building tours, community events, and establish and implement protocol for communications with partners. Additionally, the VISTA will track activity success rates through participation and attendance records, participants/user satisfaction surveys, media coverage, funds raised and goals met. This information will be utilized to populate online platforms with relevant information for community partners. Make a proposal for stable funding and volunteer support. Develop a two year strategy for project sustainability.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

415 Walnut Collective VISTA, IAMNCC

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2023  -   06/04/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/20/2023  To  07/31/2023 

Contact Kristina Kofoot
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls   IA   50614

Listing ID 116807