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South Sound YMCA - Advancement & Outreach Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA)


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* Applications close October 23


The VISTA member will have opportunities for development in both technical skills and leadership competencies, and will build organizational capacity through service activities related to fundraising, communications, and outreach. They will support our fundraising work by researching and applying for new funding opportunities and working directly with volunteers to implement best practices for effective annual fundraising. By increasing fundraising capacity, they will ensure the financial resources necessary to offer free and reduced-price programs to all individuals and families, regardless of their ability to pay. Communications activities will increase the efficiency and reach of our marketing and communications efforts by creating new automated systems and strategies for reaching out into underserved communities within our service area. With this service activity, the VISTA member will fight poverty by connecting marginalized communities to program and employment opportunities.

Stipend & Benefits:

Stipend: Receive $513.94 (pre-tax) every 2 weeks
Choice of $6,195 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or approximately $1,800 cash stipend
Childcare assistance if eligible
Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment or deferment on qualified student loans
Comprehensive leave benefit (20 days of paid leave)
High-quality training, orientation, and professional development
Team experience and networking as part of United Way and AmeriCorps
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AmeriCorps VISTA:

AmeriCorps is the only federal agency for community service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides resources and people power to organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. When you join AmeriCorps VISTA, you become part of a nationwide network of people and organizations that are committed to ending poverty.
AmeriCorps VISTA is the only AmeriCorps program entirely focused on anti-poverty projects. The role of VISTAs is to coordinate the involvement of community members in the design of the project, to build the capacity of the project by improving reach, scale, efficiency, and/or effectiveness, to leverage new resources for the project (such as volunteers, monetary donations, and in kind donations), and finally to ensure the sustainability of the project.

South Sound YMCA:

The Sound YMCA has over 125 years of experience working with youth and families in our region.
Our programs typically include community health and recreation programs at 2 YMCA branches, 33 school-based childcare sites, and robust youth sports and day-camp programs. We are the largest provider of youth programs in our area.
Our mission is to provide youth and our community an affordable and accessible resource for the positive development of spirit, mind, and body through recreational, health, and leadership programs.
As an employer, the Y is a place to belong. We value personal and professional development through training and coaching opportunities. We understand that looking at program development and community outreach through a lens of equity and social justice is critical to ensuring our ability to foster healthy communities and meet our overall mission. For this reason, the South Sound Y is currently making significant investments in an organization-wide evaluation and training opportunity focused on our goal of becoming a more equitable and anti-racist organization. As we move through this work, we anticipate shifts in the population of individuals served, programs offered, and the way in which we reach out in the community.
The Advancement Department supports this work through strategic community outreach including fundraising activities, marketing and communications, and volunteer development. In doing so, this small, supportive group works with staff in all areas of our organization, as well as volunteers and community partners throughout the region.
Departmental goals in the coming year include the successful launch of a new YMCA facility in Shelton, evaluation and restructuring of our annual fundraising plan to meet current community need, and evaluation of current communication systems with focuses on both administrative efficiency and equity/access.

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