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Familias en Acción Development and Communications VISTA
This position joins the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide VISTA team. In addition to activities at your individual site, each member receives additional orientation, training throughout the year, team retreats and meetings, and the support of the team leaders and project director based at the state public health agency. For more information about the Oregon Health Authority VISTA Partnership Program, please visit: Familias en Acción’s mission is to promote empowerment and holistic family well being for Latinos through compassionate community engagement, education, research, and advocacy for social change. La misión de Familias en Acción es promover el empoderamiento y el bienestar integral de la familia para los latinos a través del compromiso compasivo de la comunidad, la educación, la investigación y la defensa del cambio social. While service provision is at the core of Familias en Acción services, we also engage in system-wide initiatives that address the root causes of health disparities, including poverty. One example in which Familias aims to change the structure that perpetuate poverty is by participating in two collaboratives that are advocating for health care systems to pay for food, housing, transportation as part of medical care. Another way is through Familias en Acción health education program which also trains community leaders, so they can become certified Community Health Workers and gain employment. The VISTA member will fully be integrated into Familias en Acción team, and will attend to any relevant professional development opportunities that Familias en Acción staff participates in. With the innovative public health work happening in Oregon, Portland is a wonderful place to explore a future in public health!
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will 1) develop culturally relevant and attractive materials for participants to use 2) Social media engagement that includes the ability to inform the public about poverty and its impact by disseminating information through the voices of Familias en Acción’s participants. 3) installing, implement and training on a new donor relation management platform (Little Green Light) so Familias en Acción can achieve greater financial sustainability by not being limited to only grant funding. Familias en Acción provides culturally and linguistically specific services to the Latinx community. The ideal VISTA member will be bilingual and bicultural which is preferred, though not required.
Program Benefits : Monthly transit pass ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications . 
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Familias en Acción Development and Communications VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/19/2019  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Preferred, not required

Accepting Applications
From  06/07/2019  To  07/26/2019 

Contact Danielle Brown
800 NE Oregon St
Portland   OR   97232
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89958