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Family Resource Management Extension Associate VISTA Member
 
 
 
The Family Resource Management Extension Associate VISTA member will increase knowledge of and access to financial health and wellness techniques and resources for economically disadvantaged South Dakotans. As a part of this project, the VISTA members will network within the target community to determine the need for and feasibility of setting up a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Activities expected to be performed are networking with community stakeholders, leaders and businesses, recruiting, training, and managing volunteers, marketing the program, and evaluating the success of the program. The VISTA member will focus on developing a sustainable program that is culturally specific to the community. The VISTA member will also collaborate with the Family Resource Management field specialist to conduct a statewide financial literacy needs assessment to determine educational gaps and programing needs. Identifying grant funding opportunities and applying for the funding will be done in cooperation with the field specialist. Additionally, the VISTA member will assist in the activation and sustainability of a social media plan for family and personal finances by coordinating and developing plan for using social media platforms, developing publications and articles for www.iGrow.org, and developing instructional videos about personal financial knowledge and skills. Over-all, the VISTA member will work toward identify financial literacy and capability needs of South Dakotans and developing sustainable culturally specific programs.
 
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Member Duties : Set up a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in a South Dakota community with a high population of middle to low income consumers by building community partnerships, recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers, publicizing the program, and promoting project sustainability. Collaborate with Family Resource Management Field Specialist to conduct a statewide needs assessment to evaluate the current state of personal financial capability and high school personal financial education by developing partnerships with the Department of Education and Career and Technical Education, identifying funding opportunities and applying for grant funds. Assist with the activation of a social media plan and content development about financial literacy by coordinating and updating social media platforms, collaborating with FRM field specialist and developing instructional videos about personal financial knowledge and skills.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Grant writing or fundraising ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Family Resource Management Extension Associate VISTA Member

Program Start/End Date
11/06/2017  -   11/09/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH DAKOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2017  To  10/01/2017 

Contact Aimee Ladonski
2001 E 8th St
Sioux Falls   SD   57103
605-782-3290
www.igrow.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74159


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