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Fundraising and Communications VISTA

Company: Rhode Island for Community & Justice
Date Posted: November 9, 2017

RICJ Fundraising and Communications VISTA

The AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a federal program funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service.   VISTA is essentially the domestic version of the Peace Corps.  VISTA members serve a year (and may sign up for additional years) with the charge of building the capacity of organizations to address issues related to poverty in a myriad of ways, depending on the needs of the community.  

Information about Rhode Island for Community & Justice (RICJ) is available online at www.ricj.org.  

 Duties : The Fundraising and Communications VISTA will build RICJ's capacity to raise funds allowing youth to participate in our leadership and empowerment programs; programs that prevent juvenile incarceration; and programs that promote  understanding, respect and diversity. Teaming with the Executive Director, staff and board, the VISTA will: *Raise the profile of RICJ by creatively expanding outreach through traditional and social media, telling success stories of program participants; *Create and implement a social media plan for online giving; *Improve our media and donor databases with outreach to show the value of investing in our programs; *Convene a team to improve and implement our annual fundraising plan; *Research funding opportunities and seek funds through grants, corporate sponsorships, donations and events; *Acknowledge and track donors; *Interact with participating youth, community and alumni, telling stories of the programs' effects on lives and futures.

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend,  Relocation Allowance,  Childcare assistance if eligible,  Training,  Health Coverage*,  Living Allowance.  *For details on AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, visit: http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare. 

Terms : Permits working at another job during off hours,  Permits attendance at school during off hours.

Apply:  Contact ricj@ricj.org or to apply online through the VISTA website, click:  https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do