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2017-18 Volunteer Iowa: Keokuk Workforce Development VISTA
The SET* Confluence Workforce Development VISTA member will work to increase awareness and utilization of workforce opportunities and trainings in the SET Confluence region (Lee County, Iowa, Clark County, Missouri and Hancock County, Illinois). This will be done by working with workforce development, educational institutions, economic development organizations, employers and potential employees. The VISTA member will be guided by a steering committee comprised of SET regional leaders representing the above organizations. This is a 3 step program: 1. VISTA member will develop a regional workforce opportunities guide containing resources with contact information 2. VISTA member will create and launch a comprehensive social media outreach and marketing program using the information collected in the workforce opportunities guide to increase awareness and utilization of workforce opportunities in and around the region. 3. VISTA member will work with service industry volunteers to create a hospitality training program that can be implemented in employee orientation and trainings. * SET (Stronger Economies Together) USDA Rural Development designation
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Member Duties : Attitude and general responsibilities • Self-starter and highly motivated • Good communicator with ability to conduct interviews • Consult with steering committee on ideas, issues or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible • Respect confidentiality of interviewees and colleagues • Report hours, travel (pre-approved) and monthly progress Program Leadership • Make connections with individuals and organization in the region to enhance program outreach and marketing Citizenship training and responsibilities • Participate in AmeriCorps training and events as required and requested by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Services • Participate in professional development • Participate in community service activities Technology Skills • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including; Word, Excel and Power point • Experience with multiple social media platforms • Preferred experience with Publisher and/or InDesign
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
social media platforms ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Social Services . 
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2017-18 Volunteer Iowa: Keokuk Workforce Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/15/2017  To  08/04/2017 

Contact Donya Harvey
200 E Grand Ave
Des Moines   IA   50309
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71285