LCCT VISTA Development & Communications Coordinator will engage in systems-building and storytelling to manage coalition relationships and build community engagement. The VISTA will assess and implement changes to the Literacy Coalition’s fundraising management system – we use Salesforce. The VISTA will ensure that the Salesforce system can be used sustainably for grant, donor, volunteer, and partner tracking and management by developing process manuals in collaboration with staff. The VISTA will also build community engagement by creating compelling content for the Literacy Coalition’s external communications platforms. Posting on social media, writing newsletters and blogs, and creating volunteer opportunities. Skills necessary to excel are communication, collaboration, and independent initiative. The VISTA will be supported, coached, and respected as they learn valuable transferrable skills through their service work. Spanish writing ability and Salesforce or other CRM experience are a plus.
This is a full-time (40hrs a week), 12-month service term with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas VISTA Initiative Program. Members receive a modest living allowance.
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
Networking opportunities, Monthly professional Development, and additional learning opportunities throughout your service year. End-of-Service Benefit option; members elect to receive either a ($1800) cash stipend or the Segal Education Award (valued at $6345 applicable to student loans or future tuition) upon successful completion of service. VISTA members are eligible for relocation allowance if they are moving more than 50 miles to a new community to begin service. Non-Competitive Eligibility for Federal Employment: This allows a VISTA member who meets the minimum qualifications for a job to be hired by a federal agency, without having to compete with the general public. If you are moving more than 50 miles to serve as a VISTA, you are eligible to receive a relocation and settling-in allowance to assist with your moving expenses.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
-Attention to detail
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Strong background in computers and technology
-Strong background in fundraising and grant-writing
-Background in community organization
-Ability to track multiple processes and follow-up accordingly
-Ability to create sustainable strategies, processes, and systems from scratch with limited resources
-Versatility, flexibility, a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
*College degree is preferred. Literacy Coalition of Central Texas is a strengths-based organization and will also take into account experience in lieu of a degree.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check