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Urban Boatbuilders (Development) -- St. Paul VISTA Program
Urban Boatbuilders (UBB) is a youth development organization serving at-risk teens that uses the building of wooden boats as a vehicle to develop academic, life and work skills. Through two signature programs, community partnerships and apprenticeships, Urban Boatbuilders serves hundreds of youth across the Twin Cities Metro region each year. First, through the partnership program, Urban Boatbuilders works schools, community organizations, and juvenile corrections facilities to provide both in and out-of-school programming for groups of 10 – 15 students at risk of dropping out of school, at risk for continued involvement with the juvenile justice system, and vulnerable to risks associated with youth experiencing poverty. The second signature program, the Apprenticeship Program, provides a more intensive development experience for high school aged youth the majority of whom are reentering society from juvenile corrections settings. Statistically at a high risk of re-offending, Urban Boatbuilders provides a structured three-day per week paid apprenticeship for these youth. For many, this provides them with the first opportunity they have had to positively contribute to their families and their communities while developing their job-readiness skills for a successful future. The Outreach and Development VISTA will gain broad experience in nonprofit management while focusing on outreach and communications to spread the word about Urban Boatbuilders programs as well as to raise the funds necessary to serve our mission, as well as support and expand our programming. We hope you will consider joining the Urban Boatbuilders team! **This VISTA position is sponsored by the Saint Paul VISTA Program. Hosted in Mayor Chris Coleman's Office, the Saint Paul VISTA Program is comprised of a city-wide cohort of individuals -- placed at community organizations and schools -- dedicated to shaping the educational landscape for youth and families in Saint Paul.**
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Member Duties : The Urban Boatbuilders VISTA will: 1. Development: (a)Look for new sources of grant funding including national funding. (b)Write grants. (c)Support individual fundraising campaigns. (d)Solicit in-kind contributions from local businesses. (e)Plan and implement strategy for outreach for business sponsorships. 2. Communications: (a)Develop and implement year-long communications strategy in collaboration with the Communications Committee to include media, social media, web, e-newsletters, and an annual report. (b)Create at least one social media post each day. (c)Coordinate and write at least six e-newsletters (possibly more depending on communications strategy). (d) Update website with current information or interest stories to keep content current and appealing. 3.Evaluation: (a)Develop plan to evaluate school partnership programs, create tools and processes, and implement. (b)Collect and analyze apprenticeship evaluation data as needed for grants and programmatic decisions
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  General Skills ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Architectural Planning ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Trade/Construction ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Urban Planning . 
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Urban Boatbuilders (Development) -- St. Paul VISTA Program

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2014  -   08/01/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/08/2014  To  06/13/2014 

Contact Marc Hosmer
449 Pascal St N
Saint Paul   MN   55104
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 49599