The Explore Austin VISTA - Development Coordinator will: Create systems to support Explore Austin’s storytelling efforts; -Collect data through surveys to better understand Explore Austin’s constituents; Develop and coordinate a new grants prospecting system; Engage in grant writing and secure in-kind donations; Cultivate and steward donors of $500 or less and monthly giving donors; Streamline and support a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign; Assist in coordinating small or third party campaigns as needed. The VISTA is expected to work closely with and synthesize expectations from Development, Executive, and Program staff in order to create the best possible processes and tools to achieve goals for all departments.
This is a full-time (40hrs a week), 12-month service term with Explore Austin through the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas VISTA Initiative Program. Members receive a modest living allowance.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance
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
-Ability to create sustainable strategies, processes, and systems from scratch with limited resources
-Ability to track multiple processes and follow-up accordingly
-Versatility, flexibility, a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
-Demonstrated interest in youth development and/or outdoor education
-Ability to work in a variety of weather outdoors including the ability to lift 40 lbs.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check