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Community and Volunteer Engagement Liaison (Portland, OR)
 
 
 
Historic Parkrose, located in Portland, Oregon, strengthens community vibrancy through equity and economic opportunity. Our community is an urban neighborhood on Northeast Portland’s urban fringe. The VISTA member placed at our agency will assist in developing the Community Response Funding Pool, a program that unites service providers and resources to create a flexible pathway for houseless and housing-insecure residents to stabilize and re-enter the workforce. AmeriCorps VISTA members perform only indirect service; interaction with clients will be limited and the member will spend the majority of their time in an office setting. However, the Historic Parkrose VISTA will play a dynamic role in ending poverty by engaging business, nonprofit, resident, and houseless stakeholders to devise district-level solutions to help houseless and housing-insecure residents out of poverty. The member will create documents and internal processes to recruit and train volunteers and gather input from district stakeholders, and recruit partners for a network of collaborating service providers. Finally, the VISTA will help design a Community Response Funding Pool program for community stakeholders to flexibly fund basic needs requests from houseless and low-income housing-insecure residents. As a Historic Parkrose VISTA, you will be part of a larger cohort of AmeriCorps VISTAs coordinated by Mercy Corps Northwest. Early applications strongly encouraged. Selections made on a rolling basis.
 
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Member Duties : As a VISTA member at Historic Parkrose, you will help end poverty by developing new systems to help houseless residents access support services and re-enter the workforce. Major functions will include developing a volunteer recruitment and training process for strengths-based houseless outreach, creating community stakeholder forums, and designing a Community Response Funding Pool to support district-level solutions to houselessness. VISTAs serve their communities through indirect service. While the programs you will develop will endure for years you will have limited interaction with our clients and be based in an office setting. Applicant should hold a four-year degree in nonprofit management, social work, or sociology, or four years of relevant work experience, or a combination thereof. The applicant should possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail. The applicant should have experience with document design software, research, and program planning.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  $4,000 Housing/Food/Training Benefit ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Urban Planning ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Community and Volunteer Engagement Liaison (Portland, OR)

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2020  To  07/24/2020 

Contact Olivia Rasmussen
43 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland   OR   97204
952-270-1066
orasmussen@mercycorps.org
www.mercycorpsnw.org/community
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96063


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