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United Way of South Texas Financial Stability VISTA
As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a significant impact in the lives of others in Hidalgo and Starr Counties. You will build the capacity and expand financial literacy programming as part of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Your service at our location will give you experience in grant writing, communication between sponsors and partner agencies, teaching financial literacy, meeting clients’ needs, analysis of measurements and outcomes and more. You will be a vital part of increasing economic opportunity for low to moderate income residents who seek VITA services. Low to moderate income residents of Hidalgo and Starr Counties continue to leave thousands of dollars “on the table” each year due to their lack of understanding as to their eligibility for various tax credits and/or because they cannot afford tax return preparation assistance from commercial vendors in the area. Through your service, United Way of South Texas will reach more VITA clients with financial literacy services, identify best practices most likely to enhance program impact, and much more. Meanwhile, you will experience personal and professional growth in many areas, including stronger communication, leadership, program management and analysis skills. Don’t wait to join the United Way of South Texas team. Our culture is one of service, kindness, and resourcefulness. We are a small, collaborative, and supportive group that works with intense purpose. We are looking for someone who is flexible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and emotionally intelligent. Join us today!
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : In coordination with the Financial Stability Coordinator and United Way staff, responsibilities include: (1) Improve plans and amplify efforts that expand the efficiency, effectiveness and reach of volunteer-led and supported programs that help economically disadvantaged individuals with tax preparation and improve their financial knowledge. Research specific resources for families affected by COVID-19. (2) Develop and implement marketing, engagement and fundraising strategies that ensure a steady supply of competent and engaged volunteers and funding to support financial literacy goals and project sustainability. (3) Strengthen relationships with new and existing community partners and networks of individuals and families living in poverty in ways that could advance project goals, especially those impacted by COVID-19. (4) Participate in United Way and AmeriCorps VISTA Economic Mobility Project initiatives to maintain project quality and promote program success.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications . 
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United Way of South Texas Financial Stability VISTA

Program Start/End Date
03/15/2021  -   03/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Preferred: English/Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  11/24/2020  To  02/18/2021 

Contact Janet Terrazas
113 Pecan Blvd
McAllen   TX   78501

Listing ID 97336