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United Way Westchester & Putnam Financial Empowerment VISTA
 
 
 
There’s an amazing feeling that comes from helping others. The more we unite community resources to support United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s goals, the closer we come to ensuring that everyone in Westchester and Putnam counties has access to a quality education, financial stability, good health, and essential services for basic needs. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you have the power to make a big impact in the lives of others in our local community. VISTA will build the capacity and expand programming in through its core programs: ALICE $ense, our financial empowerment program that changes people’s behavior toward money through a holistic approach which includes volunteer-led financial education, money coaching, tools and resources and financial incentives; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, our free tax preparation program; and Essential Goods for Basic Needs, our gifts-in-kind program that provides much needed items for free to those experiencing or at risk of poverty. These programs strive to increase financial stability for low-income residents, which includes the ”working poor”, by empowering them with the knowledge and tools they need to make better financial decisions. The employee culture at UWWP is one of service, kindness, and resourcefulness. This is a great opportunity for someone to join a small collaborative, supportive team, working intelligently and diligently. A successful VISTA candidate is flexible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and emotionally intelligent. As a result of VISTA’s efforts, UWWP will better understand what combination of income services are currently available to the target community, where service gaps are, what best practices can be adopted to enhance program impact, and how to leverage UWWP’s resources to better achieve our goals. Together with your help, we will transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and families in Westchester and Putnam counties.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : In coordination with the Director of Community Impact, and in collaboration with United Way staff, specific VISTA responsibilities include: (1) Program Assessment - evaluating the effectiveness of the individual programs as well as the collective portfolio of programs. (2) Service Mapping - identifying geographical service gaps. (3) Research -identify potential funding sources for the organization to pursue for the organization. (4) Volunteer Recruitment - ensure programs have access to volunteers to expand and sustain programming. (5) Communications and Marketing – create content that can be used to promote the programs or to enhance their sustainability. (6) Outreach -help, plan, execute and support volunteer recruitment for two episodic volunteer events that create a greater awareness in the community about the struggles of people living in or at risk of poverty.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Professional Development Opportunities ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Program/Data Analysis/Entry ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
United Way Westchester & Putnam Financial Empowerment VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK  

Languages
Prefer English/Spanish
English

Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2020  To  07/27/2020 

Contact Faith Ann Butcher
336 Central Park Ave
White Plains   NY   10606
9149976700
fbutcher@uwwp.org
www.uwwp.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88188


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