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Literacy KC: University of Missouri Extension Program Coord.
 
 
 
In today’s economy, MU Extension’s primary emphasis is on jobs. MU Extension advises small business owners; helps displaced workers find new jobs; provides education for families to make better financial decisions; prepares young people with skills for the future workforce; helps farmers be more profitable; and works with local leaders to help them make wise decisions for their communities. MU Extension programs in agriculture, community development, human environmental sciences, business development, youth development and continuing education tap into university research to respond to Missourians’ current needs, particularly in KC’s urban core. University of Missouri Extension is a sub-site of the Literacy KC VISTA Program. The Literacy KC VISTA Program seeks to address illiteracy through a concentration on traditional literacy as well as health literacy, financial literacy, and digital literacy. The VISTA members and organizations that participate in the Literacy KC VISTA Program take a holistic, collaborative approach to literacy, building the organizations’ capacity to serve their clients, and addressing poverty in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
 
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Member Duties : The Program Coordinator VISTA will increase the capacity of MU Extension's different programs. The VISTA will work jointly with community partners, volunteers and the University of Missouri to develop a robust financial capacity program. The VISTA will continue to grow and develop the Jackson County MU Extension program and will continue to develop and enhance strategy for qualitative data information gathering regarding community progress to track program achievement as it relates to the project goals. The VISTA will also secure a grant to support the cost of the growth of Extension program areas and enhance the development of human capacity through the integration of Extension programs.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Urban Planning ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Literacy KC: University of Missouri Extension Program Coord.

Program Start/End Date
03/18/2019  -   03/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MISSOURI  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/30/2019  To  02/25/2019 

Contact Veronika Fournier
3036 Troost Ave
Kansas City   MO   64109
816-333-9332
vfournier@literacykc.org
literacykc.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 64531


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