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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program - CDS
Based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain town of Asheville, NC, Horizons at Carolina Day (CDS) is part of a network of Horizons programs. These partnerships between public and independent schools have a 3-fold goal: to address the challenge of summer learning loss and to help close the achievement and opportunity gaps among children growing up in poverty. In summer 2020, Horizons at CDS will run a 6-week academic program on the Carolina Day School campus for children in grades K through 2. (The program grows by one grade each year.) We also do regular school visits and events with families throughout the school year. Students who begin in grade K continue in the program, building deep relationships, skills, knowledge, and confidence. Horizons at CDS is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA: a motivated, committed individual who is passionate about promoting equity in education and opportunity. This opportunity is perfect for someone looking for essential experience and responsibility that exceed what is offered in an entry-level non-profit position. Because of this, the candidate should have some background of volunteer service, as well as the desire to take on responsibilities that will challenge themselves and make an impact on the community. The VISTA will work directly with the Executive Director of the Horizons program and have the opportunity to take on responsibilities and gain experience in areas of program management, marketing and communications, grant writing, program development, and systems enhancement. The Americorps VISTA will have the opportunity to: attend trainings and conferences; network with other area nonprofits; connect with community leaders; explore new marketing and communications platforms; and participate in activities, sports and arts events at Carolina Day, the pre-K thru 12 independent school hosting the Horizons program.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work with the Executive Director of Horizons. During the school year, the VISTA will: - Promote the program in the community through a variety of efforts - Implement creative strategies for fiscal sustainability including grant research, grant writing, and event planning - Research middle school programming at other Horizons programs across the country and provide recommendations on best practices; - Use data currently being collected to tell additional stories of our impact - Build and expand systems for managing grants and donors - Work in conjunction with staff to build parent education and year round student support programming During the six-week summer enrichment program, the VISTA will: - Be responsible for key components of program implementation - Shadow Executive Director to fully understand the workings of the program - Create additional community awareness and marketing for the program - Improve the volunteer management system
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Associate, VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program - CDS

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   06/07/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NORTH CAROLINA  

Accepting Applications
From  02/12/2020  To  05/15/2020 

Contact Monica Antonazzo
1345 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville   NC   28803
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93764