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Parent Leader and Alumni Coordinator
 
 
 
Families First is a non-profit parenting education organization serving families in Boston and surrounding communities. Our mission is to bring parents of young children together in their communities to strengthen their parenting knowledge, skills, and support systems. For over 30 years, we have been a leader in parenting education. We help parents navigate diverse parenting challenges and build strong parent-child relationships. Parents receive knowledge, skills, and support around parenting, leadership opportunities and other resources. Families First’s office is located just outside of Boston in Watertown. We have free parking and are accessible by public transit. Programs are held at partner sites in and around Boston. Our location provides a convenient space to coordinate the work. In this role, the VISTA will expand on the work from a previous VISTA member and be able to take it to the next level. S/he will be a key contributor to our team and leader of this project. As a small nonprofit, we provide a unique learning environment where the VISTA can experience growth and change. Training/networking opportunities are available. Tasks include developing a leadership pathway plan for parents, creating/coordinating trainings, connecting with partners for trainings/resources, and developing and testing program activities for our parent graduates. The VISTA will have strong communication skills, time management, attention to detail, and an ability to work independently and as a team. S/he should be comfortable working with various cultures. Microsoft Office proficiency is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. Living in Boston is also a unique experience. It is a vibrant, diverse city with interesting neighborhoods and a rich history. It is home to over 100,000 students and offers many cultural activities such as museums, sports and music year-round. Project dates are 7/22/19-7/20/20. For more information, email aallison@families-first.org.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will strengthen our existing parent leader and parent graduate activities. Tasks and project goals will be spread out throughout the year and will include the following: (1) Enhance our existing parent leadership model. S/he will develop a plan for parents’ pathway in our organization, update, create, and coordinate trainings and experiential learning opportunities, and assess the effectiveness of these program components. (2) Continue to grow partnerships with organizations and develop a volunteer framework to support parents. S/he will research and outreach to partners and create a plan for using volunteer mentors in the future. (3) Enhance our existing pool of resources and incentives for parents. S/he will research and connect with organizations to identify and collect these resources. (4) Create a framework and plan for alumni program activities. S/he will develop, test, and evaluate alumni program activities.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Public transit subsidy (if no car) ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Parent Leader and Alumni Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2019  To  05/28/2019 

Contact Ashlan Allison
9 Galen St
Watertown   MA   02472
6178687687x24
aallison@families-first.org
www.families-first.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87270


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