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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment KQA
Horizons summer learning program has served hundreds of Kent and Queen Anne’s County children at or below the poverty level as part of a growing national initiative to reduce the “summer slide.” The “slide” refers to the academic achievement gap between impoverished and middle-class school children that frequently occurs over the summer months. It can progressively weaken a child’s academic performance. The summer program curriculum includes targeted academic support, character development activities, enrichment lessons including field trips and Red Cross certified swim instruction. Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s works with host schools (Kent School, The Gunston School, and Washington College) to offer “six-weeks of happiness” for PreK to grade 8 students during the summer and offers a high school mentoring program for alumni of the summer learning program. The mentors work one-on-one with the students to keep the students on track to graduate with a plan for future happiness and success. Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s employs a full-time Executive Director, a part-time Academic Director, and a part-time High School Mentoring Coordinator. The summer team is comprised of teachers, interns, assistants, reading specialists and site directors. The successful candidate that is hired will work closely with the Executive Director to ensure that the programs run smoothly, data is collected and analyzed to inform future projects, and that adequate funding is raised to support the good work of the organization. This is an opportunity for a motivated individual who is passionate about making a difference and providing new opportunities for underprivileged children. The candidate should have some background experience in volunteer service.
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Member Duties : The candidate that is selected for this VISTA position will work directly with the Executive Director. They will: Research and create a new electronic newsletter to effectively communicate with our donors; Research and create a donor stewardship program; Research and initiate new grant and fundraising opportunities to help sustain the organization’s planned growth; Research and initiate a cost and time efficient nonprofit database to track donations; Develop a training program to help staff utilize new online databases; Research effective high school mentoring programs and identify best practices to improve our program; Research and create a new website to promote the organization. Research and create new family involvement activities to strengthen the partnership between our organization and the families. Washington College is within walking distance of the office. Our VISTA will be able to take classes outside of business hours or work a second job.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment KQA

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   06/09/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND  

Bilingual Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  02/01/2019  To  05/03/2019 

Contact Amy Crowding
116 S Lynchburg St
Chestertown   MD   21620
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 85838