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VISTA Community Engagement Specialist
In Girl Scouts, girls get outdoors, participate in the cookie program, earn badges and awards, and much more. When these Girl Scout activities are girl-led, cooperative, and hands-on, girls show greater benefits. With Girl Scouts, girls become more active and engaged learners and develop important leadership outcomes, such as positive sense of self, practical life skills, critical thinking, healthy relationships, cooperation and team building, conflict resolution, and resourceful problem solving. The support of a VISTA will allow Girl Scouts to enhance program quality and recruitment so that Girl Scouts may better provide resources to under-served communities. The VISTA member will help Girl Scouts of Alaska improve its framework for serving low-income Alaskans and allow more girls to benefit from leadership skills gained in Girl Scouts. The Position is based in the office in Anchorage, with possible travel throughout the council region.
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Member Duties : Form partnerships to promote Girl Scouts to new audiences in Alaska by: Creating scripts and informational materials about Girl Scouts tailored to specific audiences. Reaching out to community partners to organize Girl Scout recruitment events. Communicating the mission of Girl Scouts and encourage community participation. Create systems to improve access to programs for non-traditional Girl Scouts by: Developing processes to encourage program participation for individual Girl Scouts. Building capacity of the logistics of providing programs to girls in rural Alaska. Creating specific tools for non-traditional Girl Scouts to use to participate in programming. Develop and update programming following the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to serve today’s girls by: Supporting in the planning of programs to Alaska’s girls. Updating current Girl Scouts of Alaska programming to reflect needs of today’s girls. Creating promotional materials to share updated programs with Girl Scouts.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  $400 a month payment towards housing ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Tribal ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Education . 
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VISTA Community Engagement Specialist

Program Start/End Date
01/16/2024  -   01/15/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/04/2023  To  12/15/2023 

Contact Denise Lavoie
731 E 8th Ave
Anchorage   AK   99501

Listing ID 118309


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