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Heartland United Way - Resource Development Coordinator
Founded in 1947, Heartland United Way is a fundraising and community impact organization that aims to improve lives and create possibilities in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties in Nebraska. We achieve our mission through advocacy, leadership and support for nonprofit organizations that help individuals and families gain access to educational, economic and health opportunities. We work with 21 UW Community Partners to serve 25,000 people annually. Heartland United Way is located in Grand Island, Nebraska, a metropolitan statistical area with the best of city life while maintaining a small town “feel” and community support. The city of Grand Island suffers a higher poverty rate than the surrounding communities and the state overall. Grand Island’s poverty rate is 17%, compared to the state average of 12.6% (American Community Surveys 2015). When Grand Island’s children are factored into the poverty data, 30.7% of related children six and under are in poverty, compared to the state average of 19.6%. Because Heartland United Way seeks educational opportunities, healthy communities and financial stability for all people living in the four-county area, we are recruiting for a VISTA member to help us develop projects and programs to address targeted community issues. The VISTA member will work collaboratively to design and implement projects that address community issues. The VISTA member will bolster community resources and support for targeted program and projects. Heartland United Way’s goal is to ensure the continuance of successfully implemented programs. A VISTA member will walk away from this position with an incredible knowledge of community collaborations, grant writing, volunteer engagement and program implementation. Applicants applying to be a VISTA member must be committed to achieving successful outcomes for people in the service area.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will work with a community task force group to address targeted community issues to improve lives and create possibilities for people to be successful. The VISTA member will 1) EXPAND and strengthen community partnerships, 2) IMPROVE program development, 3) CREATE a volunteer recruitment plan, and 4) DEVELOP a plan to broaden donor and business support of local initiatives. This VISTA member will conduct planning meetings to develop strategies in order to eliminate roadblocks that many families in poverty face. They will focus on employment eligibility, financial restraints, housing availability, and lack of public transportation. The VISTA member will work with local communities on initiatives that will improve lives and strengthen communities in Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick counties.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  YMCA Free membership ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications . 
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Heartland United Way - Resource Development Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEBRASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/15/2019  To  06/21/2019 

Contact Valerie Roth
1441 N Webb Rd
Grand Island   NE   68803
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71743