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Women in Transitions - Former Incarcerated Capacity Building
The Women in Transition Initiative is a collaboration between Benevolence Farm, Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, and AmeriCorps VISTA CNCS which focuses on employment and workforce development by using agricultural social enterprise programs as a tool for overcoming and preventing poverty. The initiative seeks to ensure that North Carolina women facing major transitions (refugees, immigrants, formerly incarcerated) gain the educational and professional skills needed to improve their economic situation. This opportunity and position will work directly with Benevolence Farm, a non-profit organization located in Alamance County of North Carolina. Benevolence seeks to cultivate leadership, promote sustainable livelihoods and reap structural change with individuals impacted by the criminal justice system in North Carolina.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA Social Enterprise Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Benevolence staff to grow their social enterprise which supports employment of formerly incarcerated women. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will work alongside the Farm Enterprise Manager and Executive Director to create and execute strategies to grow our Body Care and farming businesses. This position will help accomplish enterprise strategies and goals through assessing current strategies; researching new social enterprise strategies; refining business plans and goals; building and executing online marketing plans; and developing systems and tools to ensure effective management of new and existing microenterprise strategies. The primary duties of this position include the creation of a marketing plan, develop marketing materials, increasing brand awareness in the community and assessing efficiency and quality-control business improvements.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Visual graphics & photography ,  Environment ,  Team Work . 
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Women in Transitions - Former Incarcerated Capacity Building

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2021  To  04/23/2021 

Contact Kristen Powers
PO Box 1313
Graham   NC   27253
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92232