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Fundraising and Communications VISTA
Help us serve more people affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, incarceration and HIV/AIDS! Founded in 1961 as New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC), we are changing our name and expanding communications and individual, corporate and foundation fundraising efforts. We created the new position of Director of Development & Communications in January; join his team to take our fundraising events to the next level, launch our new name and logo, implement our new donor database and expand awareness of our organization through social media, e-newsletters, presence at networking meetings and expanded media outreach. A Community Action Agency based in Trenton, NJAC is an $8 million/year nonprofit w/ services in seven counties. We work to reduce poverty by supporting our clients w/ counseling, case management, job training, legal advocacy, emergency shelter and transitional housing. You will help NJAC reduce its dependence on government funding, benefiting the 20,000+ people living in poverty who we serve each year. Increased revenue will support needed improvements in facilities and expanded staff to serve more people and offer higher quality services. In addition to fundraising and communications, you will assist in the implementation of a community assessment which gathers data every three years. The assessment will enable NJAC to better serve its communities with services targeted to current needs. We are looking for someone who is passionate about our client population, and is a good writer, computer literate (word processing and internet research basics), well organized, a good proofreader, a people person and comfortable speaking in public meetings. We will train you in all tasks. Tasks include writing social media posts and grant proposals, funding-related research, organizing event logistics, representing NJAC at networking events and donor data entry. This position is based in Trenton, NJ.
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Member Duties : This is a great opportunity to learn many facets of nonprofit fundraising & communications. You will be trained and supervised by the Director of Development and Communications, who has 30 years of experience. Activities include: Donor Database Management – Help us transition from spreadsheets to a database, including data cleanup and data entry. Writing - E-newsletters, other donor communications, social media posts, media releases, grant proposals, etc. Event Planning – Help organize events; NJAC will have at least four major events per year, plus this year’s rebranding launch. Attend meetings to increase awareness of the organization’s new name, services, and events. Community Assessment - Help extract relevant data from strategic planning materials and assist with various other tools including focus groups, surveys, and research into existing data sources. Other duties include misc. assistance with preparation of grant application packages.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Ex-Offender Reentry . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Fundraising and Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/11/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW JERSEY   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY) ,  Philadelphia/Wilmington/Atlantic City  


Accepting Applications
From  10/01/2019  To  10/11/2019 

Contact Steve Bacher
986 S Broad St
Trenton   NJ   08611
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88877