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OneStar: Urban Roots Development VISTA
Urban Roots is a rapidly growing non-profit that uses food and farming to transform the lives of young people and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. On a 3.5-acre urban farm, Urban Roots provides Austin teenagers with life-changing paid internships that teach important life, job, and leadership skills. Through additional programming we engage over one thousand volunteers through team-building farm work days, provide educational tours to school and community youth groups, and donate thousands of pounds of farm-fresh produce to hunger relief agencies. As an organization, we are committed to the personal and professional growth of everyone, especially staff. Our organizational culture, defined by our Guiding Principles, informs how we fulfill our mission and how we work together as a team. The Guiding Principles of Urban Roots: 1. We provide a High Quality, Transformational Experience for youth and community members. 2. We celebrate “Rigor” and Meaningful, Hard Work. 3. We build Strong Relationships. 4. We cultivate Intentionality in our work.5. We engage our work with a Spirit of Celebration and Joy. 6. We Honor and Respect Diversity. It is an exciting time at Urban Roots and in Austin, TX – one of the most creative cities in the nation. Austin is a food destination city and we are honored to have so many partners in the renowned culinary and local farming communities who actively support our work. In 2015, we garnered national attention when Jimmy Kimmel chose Urban Roots as his beneficiary of choice during SXSW. Last year, we embarked on a three-year strategic plan and are launching new programs to strengthen organizational leadership and increase our impact in the community. Urban Roots is seeking a VISTA to help improve our ability to inspire and engage our community and to raise the resources necessary to provide more leadership training and mentorship opportunities for young people ages 18-23 in Austin.
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Member Duties : The Development VISTA will be a critical part of Urban Roots’ team and learn the ins and outs of a dynamic and growing fundraising effort. The VISTA’s primary objective is to help improve Urban Roots’ grants program: developing persuasive grant language, writing grant applications and reports, researching new funder opportunities, and creating the internal processes and systems to improve grant funding capacity and efficiency. The VISTA will also support the implementation of a new database system to effectively manage and engage donors and volunteers, including updating resulting processes and executing analyses on data. The VISTA will support projects related to the strategic plan, including a website redesign and messaging project, as well as periodic fundraising events throughout the year. The VISTA will work with our development team in the Urban Roots office and have the opportunity to, spend time on the urban farm to develop content for development/fundraising materials.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
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OneStar: Urban Roots Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/26/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  03/08/2018  To  06/09/2018 

Contact Ian Hunter-Crawford
4900 Gonzales St.
Austin   TX   78702
512 750 8019
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74041