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THN VISTA Community Engagement Specialist (Houston)
The Texas Homeless Network (THN) works to provide solutions to end homelessness in Texas communities through education, resources and advocacy. Currently, THN has VISTA members placed throughout the state working on capacity building and program development to assist communities in ending homelessness. This project will support communication efforts of the Coalition for the Homeless and The Way Home collaborative to increase community outreach and engagement. Develop and coordinate a speakers bureau to enhance fundraising, partnerships, and community education goals. Strengthen resources of the Coalition to enhance community wide efforts in preventing and ending homelessness.
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Member Duties : 1.) Research best practices in community-wide strategies to preventing and ending homelessness. 2.) Research social media and public relations practices. 3.) Assess organization’s needs and opportunities in communication and community outreach efforts. 4.) Explore community resources and identify potential partners for speakers bureau. 5.) Create plan for speakers bureau, and recruit and train speakers bureau participants. 6.) Educate community members about issues surrounding homelessness and the organization’s services. 7.) Gather data and content, write articles, and manage distribution lists to generate internal and external publications. 8.) Implement and support communications and social media plan. 9.) Assist with public relations by writing, distributing, and following up on press releases. 10.) Review and edit speakers bureau plan to maximize effectiveness and sustainability.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization . 
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THN VISTA Community Engagement Specialist (Houston)

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   09/01/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2017  To  12/31/2017 

Contact Meagan Moore
1713 Fortview Rd
Austin   TX   78704
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73178