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Resource Development
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 mixture of community groups to address targeted community issues to improve lives and create possibilities for people to be successful. The VISTA member will 1) SUPPORT the local disaster recovery initiative, 2) EXPAND and strengthen community partnerships, 3) CREATE and SUPPORT community recovery plans 4) CREATE a volunteer recruitment plan, and 5) DEVELOP a plan to broaden donor and business support of local initiatives.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  YMCA Free membership ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Disaster Relief . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Resource Development

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