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Communication Specialist and Content Creator VISTA 2021
 
 
 
HAPCAP, an anti-poverty nonprofit in Southeast Ohio, strives to mobilize resources that empower individuals to work towards self-sufficiency and an improved quality of life by providing a wide range of programs that meet the many needs and serve thousands of clients annually. A small sampling of these programs include: Meals on Wheels, Head Start/Early Head Start, Weatherization, Logan Public Transit, Energy Assistance Programs and Employment Programs. The Employment Programs at HAPCAP help individuals set and achieve employment and education goals by working with individuals to create a plan and address any barriers or challenges that are holding them back. We are now in an exciting period of growth and are searching for the right person to help us continue our plan for implementing changes and improvements to the Employment Programs in our Community Services division. The VISTA will help increase the capacity of the Employment Program’s ability to serve clients by developing promotional materials and helping us to tell our story more effectively in the community. This will allow us to recruit and serve more participants making an even bigger difference in our area. The VISTA will also continue to evaluate the quality of our current programming and will be working with staff to improve current/develop new programming as needed. Additionally, the VISTA will be collecting and organizing helpful community resources and recruiting volunteers to help us deliver our programming. The VISTA will be completing valuable work that will lay the foundation for implementation of improved programming in Hocking County and potential replication in other Southeast Ohio counties.
 
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Member Duties : The Communication Specialist and Content Creator VISTA will work with HAPCAP’s Employment Program team to improve the quality of services offered and also to help us tell our story more effectively to potential clients and community partners. The VISTA will work with the Employment Program team to create a communication strategy and content that informs and sparks excitement around our mission and purpose. They will use their communication and design skills to create effective printed promotional materials, capture and write client stories, and develop social media content, including regular posts and short videos. Additionally, they will assist in continued evaluation of the program and with researching, collecting and organizing informational community resources that could help reduce clients’ barriers to employment and education.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Photography/Video Editing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Communication Specialist and Content Creator VISTA 2021

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  02/16/2021  To  08/16/2021 

Contact Kathleen Vandervaart
3 Cardaras Dr
Glouster   OH   45732
740-385-6813
vistaleader2@ohiocdc.org

Listing ID 83895


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