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Iowa Youth Writing Project VISTA
The Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) is an arts outreach organization based at the University of Iowa that empowers, inspires, and engages K–12 youth throughout the state using language arts and creative thinking. We provide one-of-a-kind writing, publishing, and creative learning opportunities to Iowa’s children and teens. To ensure that all young people can participate, the IYWP provides programs at little or no cost, thanks to the time, energy, and creativity of IYWP volunteers; partnerships with local organizations and institutions; and the generosity of community members. The Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator will support the health and longevity of our organization by rejuvenating our blog and social media presence; keeping community members, donors, and other stakeholders informed about IYWP events and achievements; and leading several community-engaged fundraising efforts throughout the year. The VISTA will also supervise and mentor a team of undergraduate Advocacy & Engagement Interns, who will be tasked with deepening the IYWP's community impact by attending local school board meetings and community forums, as well as blogging and contributing to the IYWP’s outward-facing presence. As a culminating project, this VISTA will celebrate the IYWP's achievements with the creation of a comprehensive annual report. The VISTA member will gain invaluable experience in arts outreach organizing, grant writing and fundraising, and communications/media strategy. Applicants should demonstrate a high level of reliability, be able to work collaboratively and independently, and take the initiative to lead and see projects to completion. Applicants must also have high-quality written communication skills and be eager to learn.
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Member Duties : Help keep the IYWP’s mission sustainable by planning creative fundraisers and keeping stakeholders in the loop. The Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator VISTA will: • Use creative and persuasive communication skills to increase community awareness of the IYWP’s programs, achievements, and new initiatives. • Play a vital role in fundraising efforts to support program sustainability. • Supervise and mentor a group of 3-6 undergraduate Advocacy & Engagement Interns • Compose our first-ever IYWP Annual Report
Program Benefits : Training ,  Permits Teleservice up to 25% ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Iowa Youth Writing Project VISTA

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  05/09/2023  To  06/16/2023 

Contact Mallory Hellman
24 Phillips Hall
Iowa City   IA   52242

Listing ID 118743