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Opportunity Council - WDRC - Outreach VISTA YR 3
The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the people of Whatcom County, Washington since 1992. Our vision is for Whatcom County to be a community in which people deal with conflict in creative and healthy ways. Our mission is to provide and promote constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict through mediation, training, facilitation and community education. The WDRC serves thousands annually through affordable, efficient, and effective conflict prevention and intervention. By hosting an AmeriCorps VISTA, the WDRC aims to increase organizational efficiency and effectiveness in order to expand our capacity to serve low-income clients through conflict prevention and intervention services. The WDRC’s free and low-cost conflict prevention and intervention services break the cycle of poverty by enabling community members to avoid court, attorneys, and the associated fees. These services also build critical communication skills needed for clients to retain housing, employment, and relationships in the face of conflict. The Outreach VISTA’s focus will be the implementation, evaluation, refinement, and documentation of systems that have been built by VISTAs over the past two years. In doing so, the VISTA will ensure that the systems used to support the WDRC’s fundraising and outreach are efficient, effective, and transferable to staff and/or key volunteers, and therefore sustainable in the long-term.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will be responsible for: 1) Creating outreach materials (fliers, press releases, etc.); 2) Developing a calendar of annual outreach events, researching new opportunities, and developing volunteer training for outreach events; 3) Developing a content distribution plan and creating content for the WDRC blog and social media; 5) Updating and maintaining annual grants calendar, researching new opportunities, and assisting with compiling grant applications 6) Participating as needed in agency-wide data collection and reporting to donors and key funders; 7) Coordinating and training volunteers for participation in monthly work parties, day-to-day operations, and WDRC special events; 8) Developing and coordinating an annual volunteer appreciation event
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Volunteer Management ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership . 
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Opportunity Council - WDRC - Outreach VISTA YR 3

Program Start/End Date
05/15/2018  -   05/14/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  02/21/2018  To  03/25/2018 

Contact Lisa Sohni
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78620