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Communications and Development Associate (Salem, OR)
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, located in Salem, Oregon has eight programs that focus on ending poverty in Marion-Polk counties. Our community is varied, as our main office is in NE Salem, but we serve folks in both rural and urban areas throughout the Willamette Valley region. Our programs serve low-income and homeless families and individuals. The VISTA member placed at our agency will help reduce poverty by assisting in developing our communications, fundraising and donor relations capacity to increase community awareness and support of our homeless services, youth development program, and reentry services for financial literacy. 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 Community Action VISTA will play a dynamic role in ending poverty by developing the organization’s capacity to connect with businesses, schools, and the neighbors of those we serve, to establish strong community outreach, donor relations and fundraising practices. Major tasks will include developing and implementing an annual social media calendar; conducting community outreach and communications with donors; supporting the planning and implementation of a fundraising event; and developing a Communications Policies and Procedures guide. As a Community Action 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 MWVCAA you will help end poverty by improving the agency’s communications capacity to increase community awareness of and support for our programs. Major functions will include creating systems and guidance to improve social media and communications activities, building capacity of donor management and engagement systems, and community outreach and planning activities to support a fundraiser event. 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 communications or business, or four years of relevant work experience, or a combination. The applicant should possess an understanding of social media and marketing, an interest in fundraising, and effective writing skills. The applicant should have experience with Adobe and other graphics programs.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  $4,000 Housing/Food/Training Benefit ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  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 . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
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Communications and Development Associate (Salem, 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
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96066