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Urban Boatbuilders Communications Associate VISTA (MAWY)
Smell that sawdust! Walk into Urban Boatbuilders on a weekday after school, and you’ll find a loud, thriving workshop, with youth of all backgrounds working together to build beautiful, usable watercrafts from raw lumber. Our instructors work with youth five days a week to teach them invaluable hands-on skills through boatbuilding. Urban Boatbuilders empowers youth to build the skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life through the building and use of wooden boats. The organization’s programs provide experiential learning opportunities to middle and high school students and underserved teens. This dynamic VISTA position will build organizational capacity through volunteer management and planning and executing a new, sustainable communications strategy. The position will build capacity by creating sustainable systems that utilize current development, communications, and evaluation work to support youth who are facing a barrier to employment and/or qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch at school. **This position is part of the Minnesota Alliance With Youth Cohort. This cohort provides a learning community of 20 fellow VISTA members service projects geared toward educational equity. We provide monthly+ professional development training and additional support throughout the year.
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Member Duties : This dynamic VISTA position will build organizational capacity creating sustainable systems that utilize current development, communications and evaluation work • Create and execute a needs list for full execution of brand refresh and receive quotes for pricing • Create and execute a brand refresh training for staff, board members, and committee members • Create a survey and tracking document to issue stakeholders about their impression of the new brand • Gather content related to youth voice (written, photo, video) for use in marketing and fundraising materials • Gather content from both the apprenticeship and partnership program in focus groups with staff, youth, teachers, administrators • Implement partnership program outreach kit • Train staff on best practices for gathering, editing, storing, and using content • Create and execute a social media improvement plan and calendar • Set benchmarks for future social media and e-newsletter metrics.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership . 
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Urban Boatbuilders Communications Associate VISTA (MAWY)

Program Start/End Date
10/26/2020  -   10/25/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/01/2020  To  10/15/2020 

Contact Kyle Kline
2233 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95488