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DownCity Design Community Outreach VISTA
DownCity Design improves the core cities of Rhode Island by inviting people to imagine and create better futures, using the tools of design. Our free design education programs help youth become change-makers by inviting them to create structures, graphics, and products that respond creatively to challenges and opportunities in their communities. Learn more about our work at DownCity Design seeks a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year stipended service commitment. The Community Outreach VISTA will help DownCity Design share the stories of the extraordinary service learning, creative problem-solving, and community building work of our youth designers. Help us document and describe our work in visually engaging ways with our existing students, friends and fans, and expand our reach to new audiences and generate support for our mission. Support our fundraising efforts by creating compelling campaign materials, tracking donations in our database, and researching and preparing grant proposals. DownCity Design seeks a creative individual who can think strategically to implement long-term systems for program documentation, communications, and fundraising. Skills required: Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills Organization and professionalism Openness to creative collaboration and working as a team Comfort with Microsoft Word and Excel Experience using Adobe Creative Suite to design graphics Other digital media skills (video, animation, audio, etc.) are a plus Comfort with data collection, entry, and analysis Excellent writing and research skills Comfort with social media platforms Excitement about project-based learning and social practice
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Communications: share our work through our social media channels, draft our monthly e-newsletter, update DCD website regularly, create communication pieces for student recruitment, and capture and share photo and video documentation of programs and special events. Fundraising: help design annual campaign materials and develop a social media strategy, create materials to attract donors and volunteers to our facility renovation project, assist with grant proposals and reports, solicit in-kind donations, and manage donor database. Data collection: develop our alumni network, help develop strategies for assessment of program impact, including youth surveys and demographics reports. Volunteer Recruitment and Retention: coordinate outreach efforts to attract new volunteers for our programs, renovation project and special events and communicate regularly with volunteers to keep them engaged
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Fine Arts/Crafts . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

DownCity Design Community Outreach VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND  

Accepting Applications
From  06/11/2020  To  08/14/2020 

Contact Adrienne Gagnon
425 W Fountain St
Providence   RI   02903
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96940