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*FIT VISTA-United Way of the Greater Seacoast VISTA
Build the capacity of United Way and its nonprofit partners to fulfill their missions, engage volunteers, and increase the reach of signature programs to better meet the needs of low income children and families in the Seacoast region.United Way’s mission is to create positive, lasting change for people in need. We do this by focusing on the two foundations of better lives: financial opportunity and educational success. Within financial opportunity our goals are that individuals and families have… • Safe housing, healthy food, and quality child care • A job that allows them to support themselves and their family • Access to financial tools and coaching to help them build a better future Within educational success our goals are that children… • Enter school ready to learn • Develop critical social and academic schools • Get the support they need to stay in school and graduate We need your help to make this happen. As an AmeriCorps VISTA at United Way you will be instrumental in providing capacity building support to signature projects within our Educational Success portfolio, honing your development skills (Women United) and managing programs focused on kindergarten readiness (Somersworth Ready Together), health and wellness (Coordinated School Health Program) and youth substance misuse prevention (Granite Youth Film Festival).
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Member Duties : The VISTA will * assist with United Way’s Signature Initiative “Somersworth Ready Together” focused on early care/education, parent/caregiver engagement, public awareness, and kindergarten readiness; * build the capacity of “Women United” to meet the needs of those living in poverty in our community through programming and fundraising; * plan and execute our Granite Youth Film Festival, a United Way signature event which is part of a larger body of work aimed at preventing substance abuse among middle and high school students; * assist in the activities related to United Way’s Strategic Initiative “Coordinated School Health Program” which is a framework that promotes health and wellness throughout the K-12 curriculum in two communities (Farmington and Somersworth). Work will be performed Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30 to 5:00 PM) and the VISTA will be required to work from the Portsmouth office. Infrequent evenings and weekends will be required for annual events.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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*FIT VISTA-United Way of the Greater Seacoast VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2018  -   08/14/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW HAMPSHIRE  


Accepting Applications
From  05/30/2018  To  01/31/2019 

Contact Julie Lynch
112 Corporate Dr
Portsmouth   NH   03801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 81564