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Member Capacity Builder
Prosperity Indiana supports a network of member organizations – community-based nonprofits, governments and private enterprises – that builds vital communities and resilient families. Prosperity Indiana provides capacity, financial resources, expertise, and connections that make community development work in Indiana. Part of Prosperity Indiana’s approach to building capacity in its members is through training and technical assistance. Technical assistance can take many forms and is typically funded through grants or fee for service consulting agreements. The Capacity Builder VISTA would help create a system and find resources to provide capacity building services at no or low cost to member organizations. Part of the VISTA’s role would also be to assess capacity gaps at member organizations and deploy capacity building services alongside members to bridge these gaps on short-term or project-based initiatives. Capacity Builder VISTAs will gain exposure to the broad field of community economic development in Indiana, while supporting member organizations’ efforts to change or expand how they serve their constituents. Candidates must possess organizational and leadership skills, verbal and written communication skills and work independently and as a team player. They should have an interest in asset-based assessments, creating processes and systems, and utilizing metrics to inform the delivery of outcomes. A resource development background and understanding community economic development and nonprofits are also relevant. Prosperity Indiana is located in downtown Indianapolis at The Platform, a co-working space that houses national, regional, statewide and local nonprofits. The Platform is part of the Indianapolis City Market, which hosts vendors and weekly farmers’ markets, as well as the Indy Bike Hub/YMCA. Contact Jessica Love, Associate Executive Director, at for more information. Start date: June 2017.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Member Capacity Builder VISTAs will: · Travel around the state of Indiana to build capacity with Prosperity Indiana member organizations · Establish a process to identify/select members who receive a Capacity Builder assignment · Perform organizational/programmatic assessments to determine capacity needs of selected organizations · Conduct research to inform the capacity building process and support selected members' work · Provide information, training, support and coaching to improve organizational performance · Identify technical assistance projects to be conducted by Prosperity Indiana staff · Develop an evaluation process to determine success at project completion · Brainstorm ways to improve Prosperity Indiana's capacity building offerings, based on member needs · Identify and secure resources to support member capacity building · Work in conjunction with Nonprofit Impact VISTA and A&O Network VISTA related to member capacity building efforts
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Urban Planning ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Member Capacity Builder

Program Start/End Date
07/25/2017  -   07/24/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations INDIANA  


Accepting Applications
From  01/19/2017  To  06/12/2017 

Contact Jessica Love
202 E Market St
Indianapolis   IN   46204

Listing ID 71181


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