The Harris County Department of Education formed the Center for Afterschool, Summer, and Enrichment (CASE) for Kids in 1999, to mobilize the community to work together to ensure that every child in Harris County has access to quality afterschool programs. CASE for Kids’ mission is to strengthen, support, and sustain afterschool programs and out of school time activities under its three strategic directions: enhancing quality, expanding resources, and driving change. Acting as a local after school intermediary, CASE for Kids provides funding, coaching, resources, and training to support afterschool programs across 25 school districts and various community organizations within Harris County. CASE for Kids‘ Communication VISTA that will assist in the development of a marketing plan and product deliverables that focus on showcasing CASE of Kids and its services on its community through consistent communications, branding and promotional initiatives. This project will focus on assisting CASE for Kids in increasing its visibility and telling its story and impact on the greater Houston OST community to key community stakeholders, including families, schools, community organizations, and elected officials.
Member Duties: The Communications VISTA will assist in the development and implementation of a sustainable marketing plan that aligns to CASE for Kids mission, strategic directions, and services. The Communications VISTA will work alongside the Marketing VISTA and collaborate with CASE for Kids, Communications & Marketing and the Research & Evaluation divisions to use collected data and program results to create marketing messaging, program spotlights, annual impact study, e-blast content for promotional and messaging purposes. VISTA will incorporate a variety of media types including print, video, web-based and social media platforms designed to educate the public on CASE for Kids and the Greater Houston Out-of-School-Time Community. VISTA will have access to necessary tools and training needed, if necessary. Strong writing and editing experience preferred.
Program Benefits: Stipend, Training, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended, Permits working at another job during off hours.
Service Areas :
Education, Community, and Economic Development, Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Entrepreneur/Business, Technology.
Non-Profit Management, Management, Strategic Planning, Community Organization, Public Speaking, Education, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Business/Entrepreneur, Social Services, Communications, Writing/Editing.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check