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Advancement Services Specialist
The Oaks Academy seeks candidates that are mission-driven, self-motivated and idea-inspired. Ideal applicants are seeking a quality learning experience with significant responsibility alongside nonprofit professionals. The goal of the VISTA program at The Oaks is to effectively serve families in poverty by creating systems and implementing strategies to provide low-income students with a quality education - by raising funds for their need-based scholarships, improving organizational systems, and communicating about the mission to new audiences. Previous Oaks VISTAs have gone on to careers in communications, fundraising and research due to their robust experiences at The Oaks. The Oaks serves an intentionally diverse student body - both racially and socioeconomically. Approximately 50 percent of students are white and 50 percent are students of color. Fifty percent of the 940 students are part of low-income families, and The Oaks provides them with over $3 million in need-based scholarships. The Oaks is a Pre-K through 8th-grade Christ-centered, classical school with three campuses in Indianapolis, close to the Monon Trail, multiple city parks, and vibrant downtown communities.
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Member Duties : The Advancement Services Specialist VISTA member will help to enhance the donor relationship/experience at The Oaks Academy, a diverse network of schools serving low-income students in Indianapolis. Through research into industry best practices and resources, this VISTA will help to research prospective donors and evaluate and improve donor communication and engagement. Duties will include developing a sustainable donor tracking system and working with communications staff to create personalized messaging. Ideal VISTA members would have an interest in gaining valuable donor relations experience at a growing, mission-driven organization.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Advancement Services Specialist

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations INDIANA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  07/15/2020 

Contact Sara Fichtner
1301 E 16th ST
Indianapolis   IN   46202
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93998