ACAM Training Program VISTA

Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries (ACAM)

About the organization

Alliance of Community Assistance Ministries (ACAM) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and a nationally recognized management support organization (MSO) that strengthens and convenes a network of faith-based nonprofits serving low-income families. The 200,000 individuals served each year by ACAM’s Network are among the most vulnerable in our region. 99% of clients are in the spectrum of low-income with 75% in the lowest bracket, "extremely low income.” To strengthen the ACAM network and Houston’s wider social services safety net, ACAM provides a Training & Networking program to promote best practices, peer learning, and information exchange. Through the program ACAM members, funders, and community partners build relationships, learn from each other, and grow together to better plan for and coordinate services. This collaborative learning environment allows each organization to focus on their core competencies while gleaning insights from other social service providers.


The Training Coordinator VISTA will work collaboratively to build the capacity of ACAM’s Training & Networking program. The VISTA will research the history of the program to identify strengths and areas of growth and develop a growth plan in alignment with ACAM’s strategic vision. The VISTA can provide evaluative feedback in the form of written reports, plans, and presentations. The VISTA will evaluate the current recruitment process, including soliciting feedback from the trainers, in order to create a more efficient process for the future. The VISTA will optimate data collection and program reporting processes by researching event/workshop data tracking programs, assist in the data collection and reporting process in order to determine areas of improvement, and, most importantly, develop a standard operating procedure which details procedures, policies, reporting requirements & metrics.

Training sessions cover 5 core areas (executive leadership, volunteer management, program development, resource development, and thrift store management) & include topics such as motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, volunteer engagement through social media,and family resiliency and financial coaching. The Training Coordinator VISTA will systematize existing policies and procedures to maximize program effectiveness, optimize data collection and program reporting processes, and expand the program to heighten capacity for new collaborations which address poverty & homelessness.


Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible .

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

Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Hunger , Housing , Homelessness , Community Outreach .

Skills :
General Skills , Communications , Public Speaking , Social Services , Disaster Services , Leadership , Events/Seminars , Teaching/Tutoring , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Community Organization .



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