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Cities of Service Community Walk Coordinator, Seattle
 
 
 
A national nonprofit organization, Cities of Service helps mayors and city leaders tap the knowledge, creativity, and service of citizens to solve public problems and create vibrant cities. We work with cities to build city-led, citizen-powered initiatives that target specific needs, achieve long-term and measurable outcomes, improve the quality of life for residents, and build stronger cities. Started in 2009 by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the Cities of Service coalition is now comprised of over 225 cities in the US and UK, representing nearly 55 million people in 45 states, and more than 10 million people in the UK. The City of Seattle has worked with Cities of Service since spring 2015 to implement the Love Your Block program. Love Your Block is a high-impact service strategy in which the mayor’s office engages community members in revitalizing their neighborhoods one block at a time. In Seattle, the Find It, Fix It Community Walks are paired with Community Project Grants based on the Love Your Block mini-grant model. The city provides competitive small grants to community groups to purchase the supplies needed for their local projects, and coordinates city government services as needed to complement and support the community effort. VISTA members are also instrumental and planning and executing the Find It, Fix It Community Walks. The VISTA member will be entering the third and final year of this program. This position requires a high level of community interaction, calling on VISTA members to build relationships with residents and partner organizations. AmeriCorps VISTAs will be working out of Seattle City Hall, within the Department of Neighborhoods.
 
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Member Duties : AmeriCorps VISTA members will work to enhance and strengthen the Find It, Fix It Community Walks in Seattle by engaging community residents and ensuring program sustainability. VISTA members will be responsible for the following: conduct a landscape analysis of the designated 2017 Community Walk neighborhoods; review and update Community Walk evaluation metrics; organize and lead a Community Walk Action Team (CWAT) in each designated neighborhood; attend neighborhood meetings and conduct other outreach to engage residents; produce post-Walk reports and regularly update residents on actions taken by the City; coordinate all aspects of the community project grant program; develop internal and external partnerships; begin planning for the 2018 Walk cycle; participate in Cities of Service coalition activities.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Public Safety ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Government Exp, Sense of Humor ,  Urban Planning ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Cities of Service Community Walk Coordinator, Seattle

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2017  -   06/04/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2017  To  05/15/2017 

Contact Tom Van Bronkhorst
600 4th Ave
Seattle   WA   98104
206-233-3954
tom.vanbronkhorst3@seattle.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 58917


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