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Skagit VISTA Financial Education Outreach Coordinator
 
 
 
This position is part of a 10-member VISTA team operated out of Community Action of Skagit County. Our mission is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. The Skagit VISTA team helps achieve Community Action’s goal of helping people help themselves and each other by building infrastructure and capacity for programs that serve economically disadvantaged individuals across the county. Our partner and host agency for this position is Community Action of Skagit County. Community Action has been serving the community for 40 years with a variety of services to assist persons with limited resources to achieve their personal goals. The mission of Community Action is to foster and advocate for self-sufficiency among low-income people in Skagit County. Our vision for Skagit County is a respectful community where everyone has the opportunity and support to be safe, healthy, and successful and that links directly to our goals for this project. Using coaching and motivational interviewing to train volunteers, we provide opportunities for community members to work on individual plans for their visions. We also partner with financial institutions and others to provide the content for budgeting and credit management classes. Skagit County is nestled halfway between Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC and just east of the San Juan Islands offering access to the best of the Pacific Northwest. Fans of the outdoors will love our little corner of the world as hiking, kayaking, and biking are a small selection of the popular activities with locals and visitors alike. In addition, our team is composed of both locally grown VISTAs and those who have traveled from out of state. Often our VISTAs spend time together outside of service hours, building a strong support network. This position comes with a living stipend of $1,025 per month and an education award of $6,095 or $1800 end of year stipend after a completion of a year of service.
 
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Member Duties : The Financial Education Outreach Coordinator will work as part of our Adult Education & Asset Development Team helping to expand Financial Capability services through our East County Resource Center office & other community sites. They will be active in building and maintaining partnerships throughout all of Skagit County to this end. They will work with special focus to develop a rapport and close working relationship with staff & community members in the East County office, an important first step to engaging community volunteers & participants. The goals of the project are to establish a volunteer & participant base in East County to better serve this rural community that is often isolated by transportation and faces poverty. However, the community is rich with a spirit that encourages community self-reliance that may lend itself to development of an active volunteer base.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
 
 
*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 and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Skagit VISTA Financial Education Outreach Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/08/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
English
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2019  To  05/17/2019 

Contact Rebecca Vigoren
330 Pacific Pl
Mount Vernon   WA   98273
360-588-5721
rebecca.vigoren@servenorthwestwa.org
communityactionskagit.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 58939


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