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Communications Specialist for 'Our Valley Our Future'

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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This AmeriCorps member will start service September 6, 2022 with an ending date of July 31st, 2023. The application window for this
position closes August 30, 2022.
-Monthly Living Allowance - $2,000.00 stipend
-Education Award (upon completion of 1700 hours) - $6,495.00
-Loan forbearance
-Healthcare insurance available
-Professional Development
-Hands on experience in the nonprofit sector

Service Activities

This position is focused on all facets of community and methods of communication. The person who fills this position is organized and desires to see the community itself better organized. is curious & eager to learn more about community and our region, and enjoys building and maintaining new relationships. This person will work closely with OVOF Coordinator.
-social media content
-produce newsletters & other communication materlals as needed
-administrative support
-board collaboration

Community Need Addressed

Our Valley Our Future / Neustro Valle Neustro Futuro is an independent, nonpartisan, community-based organization that engages and collaborates with the people and organizations of Our Valley in working to achieve our region’s shared, long-range vision.

OVOF, founded in 2015, brings together community members and organizations to improve the regions quality of life through collaboration and planning for the future. Its guiding document is its five-year Action Plan (2022-2026). OVOF serves as a convener, facilitator, data collector, planner and communicator in furthering the community's vision through the Action Plan work led by partnering organizations.

Position Outcomes

This position will directly serve as aspects of the community. OVOF adheres to the collective impact model and whole-of-community planning, and OVOF's work benefits all members in community.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.ourvalleyourfuture.org/


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

We are located in the beautiful state of Washington, only 2.5 hours away from Seattle, and just minutes to skiing, hiking, water sports, and more! AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council is a team of 25 members with two full-time staff dedicated to helping make this a wonderful experience for members.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Aging, Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing, Public Safety, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements Less than High School Completed
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community Development Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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