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Communities In Schools Outreach Manager
Communities In Schools is the nation's largest dropout prevention organization. Communities In Schools' mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. School academic data shows that students in poverty are less likely to achieve academic success so CIS intentionally places site coordinators into schools with high poverty rates to address issues these students are dealing with including food insecurity, housing instability, unmet physical and mental health issues along with many others impacting their academic success. CIS works with school leadership and staff to better understand and identify student needs and help change systems of care for students in poverty, providing the resources needed to allow them to focus on school achievement, graduation from high school and a chance to earn post-secondary credentials. The activities performed by VISTA members will be designed to strengthen the organizational capacity needed to sustain and grow local CIS efforts to remove barriers to academic success for students in poverty. VISTA time and energy will expand the agency's reach and increase the number of students served. Throughout their assignments, VISTA members will work to increase resources, garner partnerships and grow awareness of this issue and how CIS and the community be engaged in the solution.
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Member Duties : The CIS of Thurston County VISTA will support CIS’s partnership with TOGETHER! to expand CIS efforts in that county by developing/implementing a comprehensive fund development plan, developing/implementing a volunteer management program and strengthening CIS PR/marketing efforts. VISTA member will conduct research for potential grant opportunities; write and submit grant proposals; track timelines and submit grant reports and renewals as appropriate. Member will assess current organizational, program and school district volunteer management practices and systems; develop agency school-based volunteer policies and procedures as well as volunteer handbook and training materials; recruit, train, supervise and recognize volunteers. Individual will develop and manage CIS website and social media presence, develop and implement a campaign with multiple, appropriate communication strategies.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Communities In Schools Outreach Manager

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/22/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2018  To  06/29/2018 

Contact Meagan Darrow
1520 Irving St SW
Tumwater   WA   98512
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78631