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Fund Development and Volunteer Recruitment Specialist - AEDS
AEDS assists African immigrants to gain financial independence. Through micro-entrepreneurship training, homeownership education, and by providing technical assistance for existing small business owners, AEDS builds sustainable economic success in the communities we serve. AEDS is currently developing the “Little Africa” brand, a network of African-owned businesses and artists. Through Little Africa, our goal is to increase the visibility of African-owned businesses and African artists within Minnesota. We have accomplished this by hosting arts and culture events within Little Africa businesses. Our work in the community has won several awards. Our VISTA will lead our fund development and volunteer recruitment efforts. // VISTA Project Goal/Position Description: As the Fund Development and Volunteer Recruitment VISTA you will develop strategies to make our organization more effective in the work we do. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, our VISTA will work on developing and executing fund development strategies. By cultivating substantial relationships with foundations and donors, and by maximizing our manpower through leveraging volunteers and our networks within the arts and small business communities, you’ll have the unique opportunity to take our organization’s impact to the next level. This position will give you hands on experience with developing creative strategies to steer our dynamic non-profit towards sustainability.
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Member Duties : Development of Grants Calendar (20%) Identify grants for AEDS to apply for. Create a grants calendar. Create a system to categorize the types of grants. Evaluate and adjust usability of calendar. // Fund Development Planning (30%) Design fund development plan. Establish annual fundraising plan. Develop individual giving program. Coordinate the development of donor database, campaign, development of market. Develop templates for important documents // Event Planning (20%) Plan and implement fundraising event and program development: determining goals of the event, creating and managing an event budget, agenda, attendee list, venue, vendors, speakers/artists, auction items, emcee. // Volunteer Recruitment (20%) Develop volunteer policy manual. Create job description for the volunteers responsibilities. Research other volunteer strategies. Develop recruitment, training and orientation manual. Supervise volunteers. //
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Event Planning ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Fund Development and Volunteer Recruitment Specialist - AEDS

Program Start/End Date
07/30/2016  -   07/29/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Somali, Oromo, Aramaic

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2016  To  06/10/2016 

Contact Jesse Chang
2314 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 65925