Refugee Services Community Engagement VISTA
Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston
About the organization
Interfaith Ministries (IM) of Greater Houston's mission is to bring people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, partnership, and service, as a demonstration of common beliefs. IM has four core programs: Meals on Wheels/Animeals, Refugee Resettlement, Interfaith Relations and Community Partnerships (IRCP), and Volunteer Houston. IM's Refugee Services program, in conjunction with the U.S. State Department and Episcopal Migration Ministries, resettles hundreds of refugees in Houston each year and helps thousands of our newest neighbors successfully acculturate to American life. The Community Engagement VISTA will build organizational capacity with a focus on community engagement and communication areas to bring attention to the unmet needs of Houston's refugee and immigrant population. The VISTA will generate assistance for IM's Refugee Services program, which creates opportunities for refugees to achieve their goals for self-sufficiency and integration in the community.
The Community and Engagement VISTA will increase community engagement by assisting the Community Engagement Manager and the Community Engagement Coordinator with development of internal and external communications and community engagement activities. Increase the network of support for refugees/ refugee families by engaging individual volunteers and groups in mentoring refugees/ refugee families and developing partnerships with community organizations to assist the goal of the Community Engagement and Refugee Services as a whole. Assist in the coordination and implementation of the volunteer management for the Women's Empowerment Program and volunteer mentorship activities. The VISTA member will assist with special event coordination, especially as it relates to communications, design, and marketing.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Relocation Allowance .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Communications , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Social Services , Leadership , Team Work , Computers/Technology , General Skills .
Contact email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employment
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