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Heal House VISTA Special Projects Coordinator
Do you like communicating your passion for helping people using a broad palate of tools that include social media as well as collaborative communication strategies? Are you comfortable empathizing with the stories of America’s most fragile and creating and analyzing databases to help them rise out of poverty? If the answer is yes! we need you at the Heal House of Iowa. Our nonprofit began with the vision and commitment of a caring group of people concerned for the well-being of young and old homeless people living like ghosts in our rural community. The homeless in Warren County live in the woods, on peoples’ couches, and in abandoned buildings. Heal House opened its doors in August 2020 and have served over 108 adults and children. Our guests stay days and weeks, but most of them are here for 1 to 5 months. Our board and staff aid guests with housing, government support for food and medical care, and employment. During your year at the Heal House of Iowa you will gain a personal perspective on a growing national problem. Your role will be to assist us in improving our capacity to serve this population. You will help create guest databases, develop volunteer materials, and collaborate with a fundraising team to seek funding for staffing and facility goals. Working with Heal House volunteers staffing the office, board members, and community leaders, you will sharpen your communication skills, develop grant writing and data analysis skills, and gain a local understanding of this complex problem. This position is open until ideal candidate if found. Candidate must live in and around the Indianola area. There is an option to be up to 50% virtual service. The organization provides additional incentives to the candidate which include housing (internet, laundry, access to food pantry, and tickets to community events).
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Member Duties : The VISTA Member will: * Actively listen to the Heal House leadership, volunteers, community agencies, and guests to collaboratively develop policies and procedures to meet a variety of guest needs * Develop training materials for volunteers *Train volunteers on policies and procedures * Gather, analyze, and communicate about guest data, homelessness statistics in Warren County, and Heal House goal progress *Engage with the guests and gain fresh perspectives on a growing national problem *Use technology skills to communicate our message, streamline administrative tasks, and fundraise *Recruit supporters to the Heal House of Iowa as volunteers, donors, and community cheer leaders *Research and Write grants to support HEAL House
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
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Heal House VISTA Special Projects Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/17/2023  -   07/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2023  To  06/30/2023 

Contact Judy Pauley
906 S Jefferson Way
Indianola   IA   50125

Listing ID 118134