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CCNYPA Slippery Rock University's Butler Coalition VISTA

Company: Americorps
Location: Slippery Rock
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

CCNYPA Slippery Rock University's Butler Coalition VISTA

The primary focus of this VISTA project is to create the structure for a interagency, cross-sector approach with the goal of maximizing organizational resources and leveraging assets across organizations to more effectively and efficiently meet immediate needs of persons experiencing poverty and develop a shared vision for removing barriers/root causes for poverty in Butler County. In addition, this project will offer best practices, training and technical assistance to build the capacity of the individual government, educational, faith-based and nonprofit organizations which currently address poverty-related issues experienced by Butler County residents. Financial literacy and stability, housing, food security, educational attainment, job readiness (including job training, soft skills training, mental health support), child care, and sustained employment are among the service delivery areas offered by human service organizations across the county. This project also seeks to leverage, through direct and indirect service, the intellectual and human capital available through Slippery Rock University faculty, staff and students to build capacity of organizations involved in the Anti-Poverty Coalition. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The VISTA assigned to this Institute for Nonprofit Leadership initiative will 1) Conduct research on concerns and best practices regarding anti-poverty initiatives 2) Develop a comprehensive inventory/database that identifies/describes anti-poverty initiatives of the government, nonprofit, faith-based, education and private sector organizations across Butler County. 3) Design the structure for, recruit participation and manage the Butler County Anti-Poverty Coalition that will identify and act on the root causes of poverty across Butler County. The Coalition will coordinate cross-sector meetings/training programs, working groups, funding, anti-poverty community calendar, stigma reduction activities, and civic engagement designed to benefit those living in poverty.

Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , On and Off Campus resources , Living Allowance .

Terms :

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

Service Areas :

Community and Economic Development , Health , Community Outreach , Education .

Skills :

Writing/Editing , Public Health , Education , Community Organization , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Social Services , Non-Profit Management , Communications , Team Work , Leadership , Counseling , Public Speaking , General Skills , Recruitment .

Keywords: Americorps, Pittsburgh , CCNYPA Slippery Rock University's Butler Coalition VISTA, Other , Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

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