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Outreach Coordinator

Design Corps
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This position will increase the quantity of workshops, classes and camps. It will build partnerships with design professionals and ally organizations. It will develop and implement a fundraising plan.

Service Activities

- Coordinate design professionals, counselors, and volunteers to work with youth during workshops and camps.
- Seek and coordinate funding to support VISTA specific programming.
- Build and/or maintain relationships with partners and ally organizations.
- Document Prism programming and create content that communicates the organization
- Develop schedule and assist in facilitating educational activities.
- Attend one conference to support research within the field, strengthen relationships with ally organizations, and for their own professional development and networking.

Community Need Addressed

Prism Design Lab is a design education non-profit organization that works with youth in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC to imagine the beauty they want to see in the world, and to give them a platform from which to project their vision. Prism equips youth from historically marginalized communities with the tools they need to shape their built environment by teaching them design skills and giving them opportunities to practice and cultivate these skills.

Position Outcomes

The Prism VISTA project will help break the cycle of poverty through educating youth of historically marginalized communities in the areas of architecture and design. Specifically, the VISTA member will build capacity by strengthening relationships with ally organizations and increase the quantity of programming by developing and scheduling an additional 4 annual workshops.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Training

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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, 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, 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
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, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
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, 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 Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Arts Organization, Community-based Nonprofit, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Recreation or Youth Center
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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