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United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties Mission United VISTA
 
 
 
United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties fights for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in every community we serve. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you will join a team-orientated office working throughout Lake and Sumter Counties under the supervision of the Community Impact Director. Although veterans have a lower poverty rate than other Americans, 6.9 percent vs 14.4 percent in 2012, the fact that almost 1.5 million veterans live in poverty in the United States is disgraceful. We need your help to get military veterans and families living in poverty get on stable financial ground. During your service year as a Mission United AmeriCorps VISTA with United Way, you will work on the economic mobility project and will have an opportunity to enhance and introduce programs that help volunteers, donors and advocates understand the challenges of living in poverty and put Veterans on a path toward financial empowerment. As a member of United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties’ team, your efforts will instrumental in building the capacity of local partners to increase the services of Mission United to support programs that engage corporate partners and community volunteers to help increase job readiness, provide tax preparation services, and financial education training. Candidates with experience and interest in working with Veterans, research and communications, event management, volunteer and employee engagement and an interest in pursuing a career in nonprofit and volunteer management are strongly encouraged to apply. Together, we will make a meaningful, measurable and lasting difference in the lives of people struggling with poverty in Lake and Sumter Counties.
 
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Member Duties : The Mission United VISTA will help build and enhance United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties’ efforts to increase the number of economically disadvantaged veterans with improved financial knowledge and placed in jobs by evaluating the effectiveness of programs that help veterans living in poverty obtain employment and improve their financial education and management skills and then recommending and promoting implementation of strategies that leverage volunteers to strengthen and those programs. Promotion strategies include (but are not limited to) producing online guides, hosting webinars, building toolkits, organizing conference calls, and establishing MOU’s with community partners. The VISTA Member will also plan, execute, and increase engagement in episodic and signature volunteer events that create a greater awareness in the community about the struggles of people living in poverty and how individuals can help address those challenges through service and philanthropy.
 
Program Benefits : Work Related Travel Reimbursement. ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Veterans ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Program/Data Analysis/Entry . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties Mission United VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/05/2019  To  06/20/2019 

Contact Jennifer McNulty
32644 Blossom Ln
Leesburg   FL   34788
352-787-7530
www.uwls.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86653


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