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Family Resource Management Extension Associate VISTA Member
The Family Resource Management Extension Associate VISTA member will help 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. 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 the organization's website, and developing instructional videos about personal financial knowledge and skills. Overall, the VISTA member will work toward identifying financial literacy needs of South Dakotans and developing sustainable, culturally specific programs; network with community stakeholders, leaders and businesses; recruit, train, and manage volunteers; perform outreach, and evaluating the success of the program.
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Member Duties : 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, identifying funding opportunities and applying for grant funds. Assist in the development of 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. Assist with the activation of a social media plan and content development about financial literacy by coordinating and updating social media platforms, collaborating with field specialist and developing instructional videos about personal financial knowledge and skills.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Family Resource Management Extension Associate VISTA Member

Program Start/End Date
06/18/2018  -   06/21/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH DAKOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  11/22/2017  To  06/01/2018 

Contact Aimee Ladonski
2001 E 8th St
Sioux Falls   SD   57103
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 74159