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Mass Poetry Events and Communications VISTA
 
 
 
Mass Poetry is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting poetry in Greater Boston and across Massachusetts while delivering its poetry programs to more then 3,500 underserved students each school year. From hosting the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, one of the nation’s largest poetry festivals, to placing poets-in-residence at area schools, Mass Poetry uses poetry as a way to forge community and raise all voices. In Spring 2020, Mass Poetry will become an anchor tenant and key partner at the Narrative Arts Center in Boston’s Seaport District, a 13,000-square foot community space spearheaded by Grub Street and dedicated to writers of all backgrounds and income levels. The Events and Communications Coordinator VISTA will focus on supporting communications by creating content for an annual report to drafting copy for its website, in order to raise the visibility of Mass Poetry’s mission and programs. Additionally, he/she will serve in concert with the organization’s executive director to raise funds that will help expand the reach of Mass Poetry’s low-cost poetry programs to underserved youth. Specifically, Mass Poetry’s VISTA member will support a series of grassroots events from a crowd-sourced fundraiser to a series of house parties aimed at raising the organization’s visibility. Additionally, he/she will input new donations into the organization’s database, so that Mass Poetry can better tailor its marketing and communications to its donors. Mass Poetry’s VISTA member will serve with and train alongside staff members at Mass Poetry’s headquarters in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood. A monthly travel stipend is available to all service members.
 
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Member Duties : -Coordinate Raise Your Verse, a crowd-sourced fundraiser aimed at raising money to support Mass Poetry’s programs -Support creation of marketing materials, ad placement, program, and invitation for Evening of Inspired Leaders -Support the creation of annual report and year-end and spring appeals -Support coordination of quarterly house parties intended to raise funds and awareness of Mass Poetry’s mission and programs -Enter new donations into Mass Poetry’s donor database, Little Green Light -Support creation of bi-weekly newsletters, content for website, and social media -Work with the executive director to create communications aimed at increasing individual and corporate giving to Mass Poetry
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Database Management ,  Writing/Editing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Mass Poetry Events and Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MASSACHUSETTS   Boston  

Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2019  To  06/01/2019 

Contact Daniel Johnson
15 Channel Ctr St
Boston   MA   02210
617-600-6372
daniel@masspoetry.org
www.masspoetry.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88430


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