Annette Strauss Inst. Civic Outreach Communications VISTA
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
About the organization
The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, a research unit in the Moody College of Communications at The University of Texas at Austin, is seeking civic enthusiasts to support and strengthen youth programs designed to cultivate informed voters and engaged citizens. In Texas where 6,717 of public schools are eligible for Title 1 funding, the largest in the U.S, and voter turnout ranks in the bottom 5 in the country, the need for quality civic learning opportunities to close the Civic Empowerment Gap is critical. The lack of civic learning opportunities in low income schools, leaves youth from historically marginalized communities voiceless and underrepresented in democratic participation. Annually, the Institute engages thousands of students, community leaders, researchers and educators in its outreach programs. The lnstitute's K - 12 programming aims to engage underserved elementary, middle and high school students across Texas who attend targeted Title I schools. By participating
The Civic Outreach Communications VISTA will increase brand awareness for outreach programming and develop a strategic marketing plan. The VISTA member will review and evaluate current media strategies and develop marketing efforts to improve community presence and enhance online student engagement through events and educational content. The member will also create assets, protocols and systems for expanding engaged audience. Research and analyze potential donors, partners, and involved members for outreach programming. The VISTA member will need to create a system to digitally store all strategic communication documents and organization plans. The VISTA will solicit local businesses for food and donation sponsorships for all educational outreach events.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Training .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Education , Technology , Children/Youth , Community and Economic Development .
Social Services , Writing/Editing , Non-Profit Management , Youth Development , MKTG, Research, Advertising , General Skills .
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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