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Family Service Direct Marketing and Development
Do you want to help break the stigma of mental health and how it disproportionately affects people living in poverty? Join Family Service of Roanoke Valley, an organization that transforms lives by healing trauma and restoring hope to families and individuals of all ages through mental health counseling, case management and life skills education. Since 1901, we have been serving the people of Roanoke, VA, responding to community needs in creative and innovative ways. Today, we sit at the center of our community’s human service landscape, and are committed to leading the way in addressing capacity needs among mental health care providers. Roanoke is surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a thriving and caring community, with lots of outdoor recreation and diverse community experiences, arts and culture and young professional groups. Family Service is seeking a motivated young professional to jump in and put their own mark on direct marketing and community relations efforts. We are looking for a self-starter who wants to add projects and products to his/her portfolio and to make a true difference in our community. You will work hand-in-hand with organization leaders to research and develop materials, meet community partners and identify opportunities to connect people to resources. You will have the opportunity to meet community leaders and participate in networking and training. You will learn programs and applications used for e-marketing, website design, social media, market research and asset mapping. You will be engaged in grassroots work and gain experience in non-profit management. The allowance rate for the area is $12,311. The assignment begins December 3, 2018 and ends September 30, 2019. You will be placed full-time for the assignment, but are allowed to work another job during off hours. Contact Ruth Cassell-Huynh at 540-795-4671 or Learn more at
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Member Duties : AmeriCorps members at Family Service will work to connect people with the help they need, specifically mental health and substance use services. Specific tasks include: Conduct a review of how Family Service promotes sliding-scale mental health services, and services needed by individuals, families and communities affected by the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders and the low-income population. Develop outreach materials such as success stories, social media campaigns, newsletters, and media to reduce stigma, promote recovery services, and community awareness of mental health and substance use issues, including the opioid epidemic. Build relationships with recovery service providers to enhance partnerships and develop best practices for coordination of service provision, outreach, and data collection/evaluation. Research best practices for reducing stigma and promoting services to combat mental health and substance use issues, including opioid addiction.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Family Service Direct Marketing and Development

Program Start/End Date
12/03/2018  -   09/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  10/30/2018  To  12/30/2018 

Contact Ruth Cassell-Huynh
360 Campbell Ave SW
Roanoke   VA   24016
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 84868