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Social Enterprise VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 20, 2017 - August 18, 2018

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Location

  • Little Rock, AR

Contact Information

Blake Tierney
(501) 374-7383
vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org

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Our House VISTA

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Description

Build the social enterprise of Our House to support programming for homeless and near-homeless families and individuals. Through your efforts as the Social Enterprise VISTA, the From Our House to Yours Resale Store will flourish with new partnerships, volunteers, materials, and systems. You will assess volunteer needs, coordinate and supervise volunteer projects, administer recruitment and onboarding, research best practices, and regularly evaluate and update volunteer practices (including orientation, tracking, and retention). You will manage communication systems, create materials, and develop and execute targeted communication plans with The Heart of Our House support group, customers, and volunteers. You will create systems to organize and improve “Donation Center” processes, maintain the upkeep of the “Donation Center”, and coordinate donation procurement.

Build the social enterprise of Our House to support programming for homeless and near-homeless families and individuals. Through your efforts as the Social Enterprise VISTA, the From Our House to Yours Resale Store will flourish with new partnerships, volunteers, materials, and systems. You will assess volunteer needs, coordinate and supervise volunteer projects, administer recruitment and onboarding, research best practices, and regularly evaluate and update volunteer practices (including orientation, tracking, and retention). You will manage communication systems, create materials, and develop and execute targeted communication plans with The Heart of Our House support group, customers, and volunteers. You will create systems to organize and improve “Donation Center” processes, maintain the upkeep of the “Donation Center”, and coordinate donation procurement. Read More

Living Allowance

$910 - $910 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

Healthcare Allowance Reimbursement or Health Benefit Plan; Membership to Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Little Rock; Access to Employee Assistance Program; 10 days medical leave, 10 days vacation, 5 days Life After AmeriCorps; Access to a local AmeriCorps Alums chapter and a broad network of partners, alums, and more; on-site orientation training provided by Our House staff, First Aid/CPR certification; DHS-sponsored training opportunities, monthly National Service member meetings with training and team-building, access to mentoring with VISTA Leader; any other trainings deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

The Social Enterprise VISTA will be thoroughly committed to Our House’s mission and to national service. All candidates should have the following qualifications and experience:
• Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking skills.
• Strong people skills, with ability to form effective working relationships with a wide range of people.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to drive multiple simultaneous projects to completion.
• At least 18 years of age.
• Must be able to lift 35 pounds
• Must have a valid driver’s license
• A United States Citizen, National, or Permanent Resident.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Blake Tierney
(501) 374-7383
vistaleader@ourhouseshelter.org

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Our House VISTA

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