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Community Engagement Coordinator - Wake County HHS
The main objective of the Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA with Wake County Health and Human Services’ assignment is to help create a comprehensive food security ecosystem to improve the quality of life and services of low-income seniors in Western Wake County. The three main goals of the assignment are: 1. Expand services to low -income seniors in marginalized communities. 2. Increase access to healthy and nutritious food and other supportive care for low-income seniors. 3. Help to create a regional network of care to ensure the health and well-being of low-income seniors. Some of the current challenges faced by low-income seniors is a low fixed income competing with increasing prescription and housing costs. This program intends to leverage existing partner organizations' resources to collaborate regionally and engage new partners that can provide resources such as food boxes. The VISTA will collaborate to establish partnerships thus gaining Government, non-profit and faith-based experience along with grassroot organizing. The VISTA will work with approximately ten community partner organizations. The work of the VISTA may create capacity for possible grant funding to sustain with community partner organizations as the regional network of care is developed over the next 3-5 years. The needed talents of this VISTA are also applicable for future positions to be created by WCHHS for the new Western Regional Center. All activities that support or become a regional approach to food security for low-income seniors will become the work of the WRCAC, specific partners actively involved in the Western Regional Network of Care and or WHHS and Town partners.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will conduct assessments, asset mapping and build the organization's capacity to organize community engagement activities for seniors, caregivers and service providers. The VISTA will identify gaps and opportunities and facilitate regional planning to identify approaches to improve Seniors citizens’ access to pantries, food markets and congregate meals in the community where they live.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Elder Care ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Health ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Engagement Coordinator - Wake County HHS

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/27/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/04/2023  To  09/30/2023 

Contact Karen Morant
111 James Jackson Avenue
Cary   NC   27513

Listing ID 118591


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