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Communications VISTA, Andy Roddick Foundation
 
 
 
The mission of the Andy Roddick Foundation is "to work with our community to expand opportunities for young people to learn, thrive and succeed." Through high-quality afterschool activities developed in cooperation with the Austin Independent School District, as well as an acclaimed six-week summer program, investing in innovative summer activities, and other joint initiatives with key groups throughout the city, we are creating new chances for all kids to grow in literacy, STEM, art, and sports — all during months and times of day when statistics show they’re typically most at risk and falling behind. The Foundation is in the midst of a growth and expansion plan with the desire to partner with more schools and increase investments in out­of-school time efforts. It piloted its summer learning program in 2014 in one school, Pecan Springs Elementary, and currently assessing the feasibility of adding a fourth school partner. This expansion will require the Foundation to increase its capacity within the Communications and Development department, the Foundation will need to increase its capacity to develop and create content for its website, monitor and track, and increase media presence and mentions, improve social media reach, develop and increase the effectiveness of a donor database, and create and enhance templates for newsletters and other online and social media based communications. By increasing the capacity of the Andy Roddick Foundation to better serve the educational and enrichment needs of underserved students, the VISTA is working to break the cycle of poverty.
 
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Member Duties : The Communications VISTA member will work to improve the Foundation's capacity in external communications and increased visibility in the Austin area. The VISTA will work to create sustainable partnerships and support and increase the Foundation's donor base and capacity to raise funds and expand its program's reach and impact. The VISTA will work to enhance and refine the Foundation's communication policy by developing social media policy and updating communication and branding guidelines. In addition, the VISTA will expand and enhance print, broadcast, and social media outreach by tracking and improving current social media presence, developing templates for press releases and storylines, and developing presentations. The VISTA member will also work to increase fundraising prospects by conducting research on corporate giving programs, developing proposals and letter of request templates, and assisting in the development of annual reports on issues addressed by the Foundation's work.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Communications VISTA, Andy Roddick Foundation

Program Start/End Date
09/19/2019  -   09/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/12/2019  To  09/30/2019 

Contact Chad Walters
7201 Levander Loop
Austin   TX   78702
228-297-6251
chad.walters@austintexas.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78504


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