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Salvation Army Community Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA

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Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

June 22, 2018 - June 21, 2019

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location

  • Ottumwa, IA

Contact Information

Helen Bisioulis
helen.bisioulis@iowaeda.com

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Description

The Salvation Army Service Extension is located in Ottumwa, Iowa. Service Extension Units are volunteer branches of The Salvation Army in communities throughout the division where corps offices are not located. The goal is to provide supportive assistance to people during crisis situations and to identify other community resources which are available to provide additional help. The Community Resilience Coordinator is primarily tasked with the development of an innovative and best practice tested community engagement model to increase community resilience in service to emergency and long-term housing needs. The Community Resilience Coordinator will support the Service Extension Director with the development, maintenance, and implementation of a community coalition to address issues relating to economically disadvantaged and homelessness. This position will engage community partnerships in obtaining emergency housing resources within Ottumwa Iowa and surrounding communities; and developing a sustainable plan in securing long-term safe and stable housing and other resources within Ottumwa Iowa and surrounding communities. The AmeriCorps VISTA Community Resilience Coordinator will support the Ottumwa Service Extension Director to develop and implement a volunteer network and identify, engage, and support community coalitions to address those most in need relating to poverty, housing referrals, and capacity in the community. The VISTA will serve as a part of Volunteer Iowa's Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA project. Volunteer Iowa is a state agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. VISTA members with our program have the benefit of a statewide support network of staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, fellow AmeriCorps members and a VISTA Leader. Members receive ongoing training, support, networking and professional development opportunities.

The Salvation Army Service Extension is located in Ottumwa, Iowa. Service Extension Units are volunteer branches of The Salvation Army in communities throughout the division where corps offices are not located. The goal is to provide supportive assistance to people during crisis situations and to identify other community resources which are available to provide additional help. The Community Resilience Coordinator is primarily tasked with the development of an innovative and best practice tested community engagement model to increase community resilience in service to emergency and long-term housing needs. The Community Resilience Coordinator will support the Service Extension Director with the development, maintenance, and implementation of a community coalition to address issues relating to economically disadvantaged and homelessness. This position will engage community partnerships in obtaining emergency housing resources within Ottumwa Iowa and surrounding communities; and developing a sustainable plan in securing long-term safe and stable housing and other resources within Ottumwa Iowa and surrounding communities. The AmeriCorps VISTA Community Resilience Coordinator will support the Ottumwa Service Extension Director to develop and implement a volunteer network and identify, engage, and support community coalitions to address those most in need relating to poverty, housing referrals, and capacity in the community. The VISTA will serve as a part of Volunteer Iowa's Rural Development and Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA project. Volunteer Iowa is a state agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. VISTA members with our program have the benefit of a statewide support network of staff, Commissioners, National Service Programs, fellow AmeriCorps members and a VISTA Leader. Members receive ongoing training, support, networking and professional development opportunities. Read More

Living Allowance

$944 - $944 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community Development Organization, Religious Organization

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Helen Bisioulis
helen.bisioulis@iowaeda.com

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