AmeriCorps VISTA Member

AmeriCorps VISTAs in the Piedmont

About the organization

VISTAs in the Piedmont (VIP) is an AmeriCorps program sponsored by United Way of the Piedmont (UWP), which is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization located in Spartanburg, SC. UWP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living and working in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties. United Way of the Piedmont is a regional leader in collective impact through their Behavioral Health Taskforce, Financial Stability Taskforce, and Born Learning Initiative.

Duties

United Way of the Piedmont in Upstate South Carolina is looking for 20 high-impact, results-driven candidates to lead the way in our collective impact approach to alleviating poverty. Join our dynamic team to be part of grassroots change in Spartanburg, Cherokee, & Union Counties increasing access to behavioral healthcare and increasing financial stability.

The AmeriCorps VISTA Member will be responsible for increasing the capacity of an area nonprofit organization to provide behavioral health and financial stability services through the following activities:
Grant writing and fund development
Volunteer recruitment and training
Marketing and communications
Program assessment, development, and implementation
Data collection, research, and analysis
Community outreach and engagement

In addition to these site-specific responsibilities, the AmeriCorps VISTA Member also spends 10% of their work time at United Way of the Piedmont on the following activities:
On-Site Orientation and Training
Professional development seminars
MLK Day of Service planning committee
Community Projects – in collaboration with either the Behavioral Health Taskforce or the Financial Stability Taskforce, the AmeriCorps VISTA Members will work in teams to address community-wide issues, conducting research, developing program materials, and establishing partnerships.

Qualifications

-High school diploma / GED with one year of professional experience or commensurate educational experience;
-Must be willing and able to commute consistently or relocate to Spartanburg, SC;
-Effective oral, written, and verbal communication skills;
-Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds;
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
-Basic organizational skills;
-Ability to work independently;
-Willingness to learn new skills; and
-Ability to read, write, understand, and speak English fluently.

Salary

13,362

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

VISTAs in the Piedmont program website: vistasinthepiedmont.org

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