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CoF ThrivAlaska Development/Communications Coordinator VISTA
ThrivAlaska works to eliminate poverty by serving as an early childhood services hub to over 2,000 children, families, and child care providers in order to build a stronger community, starting with the youngest citizens. Their diverse programs include Head Start Birth to Five, thread Resources and Referral, thread Child Care Assistance, and School Age program at the nearby Pearl Creek Elementary School. The programs provide quality childcare, education, and nutrition for young members of the Fairbanks community experiencing poverty. The VISTA will help ThrivAlaska increase their capacity to leverage resources to become more sustainable. The VISTA will be responsible for helping to develop sustainability and marketing plans for ThrivAlaska’s anti-poverty programs. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and leadership team, the VISTA will help research and begin the initial planning for an effective outreach and communication campaign to educate and cultivate community support. This is a volunteer service position with a living allowance of $1,333 per month and an annual education award of $6,095.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will lay the foundation for the expansion of ThrivAlaska’s anti-poverty programs. Activities include: •Develop an annual fundraising schedule of events •Help organize and conduct fundraising activities •Assist with grant writing to build financial capacity for anti-poverty programs •Develop a comprehensive funding plan •Help recruit volunteers to boost volunteer pool •Recommend improvements to existing volunteer tracking system or explore the establishment of new tracking system •Assist in the development of marketing materials and outreach events to reach people experiencing poverty •Design advertisements for ThrivAlaska’s anti-poverty programs •Create website and social media content that markets ThrivAlaska’s anti-poverty programs •Engage local media to inform the public about ThrivAlaska’s anti-poverty programs •Promote outreach events through marketing material distribution, speaking engagements, radio/television/newspaper interviews and advertisements as appropriate
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

CoF ThrivAlaska Development/Communications Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/12/2020  To  08/07/2020 

Contact Alicia Berka
1949 Gillam Way
Fairbanks   AK   99701
9074790900 x261
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88483