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EMERGE Development & Communications VISTA
EMERGE Community Development is a Minneapolis-based community development agency working in the heart of North Minneapolis and Cedar-Riverside, communities rich in cultural diversity and workforce potential, but struggling with dramatic disparities in economic opportunity. Approximately 35% of the people EMERGE serves are overcoming a criminal background. This project is focused on increasing financial support and awareness for all of EMERGE’s programs, services and social enterprises for our participants as well as diversifying the VISTA cohort. EMERGE offers adult and youth workforce services, transitional employment and career training opportunities, tailored to the specific needs of the participant. Our social enterprise businesses create and support more than 350 jobs annually and generate more than $1 million in wages for low-income communities. EMERGE serves about 3,000 people per year. The Development & Communications VISTA would actively engage in developing financial resources and external communications for EMERGE as part of skilled team of Development professionals that includes a Development & Communications Director, Grants Officer, Development Assistant and AmeriCorps Program/Volunteer Manager. This is a great opportunity for someone who is exploring a career in nonprofits and has a passion for racial and economic justice. Join a dynamic team and learn whether a career in nonprofit development or communications is for you!
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Member Duties : EMERGE’s Development & Communications VISTA will develop financial, communication and volunteer resources for EMERGE as part of a team of skilled Development professionals. They will review EMERGE’s current and lapsed donor giving in order to develop a donor communications plan to increase engagement. The VISTA member will increase awareness of EMERGE's programs, services and social enterprise businesses. They will research current and new social media sites to determine the best fit for the agency. They will create and post content for social media, and develop a plan for best practices for posting to various sites. The VISTA will also update content on EMERGE’s new website, building on previous VISTA’s work. The VISTA will increase capacity in grant writing to support members of the VISTA cohort. The VISTA will pursue professional development opportunities related to social media, web and donor development.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Discounted bus cards . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Ex-Offender Reentry . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology . 
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EMERGE Development & Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2018  -   09/03/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2018  To  08/10/2018 

Contact Karen Lee
1179 15th Ave SE
Minneapolis   MN   55414
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79583