Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 07-Oct-2017 to 06-Nov-2017
  • - Prosperity Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • VISTA/AmeriCorps
  • Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Child Care Assistance, Training, Relocation

Prosperity Indiana is an intermediary working with community organizations, neighbors, community leaders and investors to support a vision of society where all persons have the opportunity to live and work in an environment that provides economic and social opportunity. Prosperity Indiana supports a network of organizations that builds vital communities and resilient families. We advocate for public policies and assist the network in developing comprehensive solutions that engage local leadership to generate private and public investment.
 
Summary of Responsibilities
The Communications and Events VISTA will be responsible for membership services and support communications strategies through: supporting content delivery for editorial calendar by writing emails, making phone calls, recording audio and video, producing audio and video content; developing and publishing content on Prosperity Indiana blog and social media platforms; developing relationships with mission-aligned organizations to support Prosperity Indiana's dissemination and engagement, including constructively engaging in relevant online conversations and leveraging partner networks; and supporting membership related activities, such as the annual membership campaign, monthly e-newsletter, Homeward Bound events across Indiana, and the Prosperity Indiana Summit. 
 
Responsibilities
The Communications and Events VISTA will:
•         Create the organization's first annual report, including developing content, obtaining sponsors, managing vendors, and distribution.
•         Increase website traffic, social media presence, open rates and listener followings by developing and publishing new, engaging content for blog posts, social media, newsletter, and podcasts.
•         Create evaluation tools to determine the perceived value of Prosperity Indiana and inform how to improve brand identity and loyalty.
•         Generate higher participation rates and engagement through member meetings and communications.
•         Drive changes to the annual membership campaign to increase membership to 300 organizations/individuals.
•         Develop and implement new corporate solicitation strategy and increase financial support for Prosperity Indiana programs and activities.
•         Implement all aspects of Prosperity Indiana's communications plan that have yet to be incorporated into standard organizational practice and create a handbook with tools for these processes.
 
Required Skills and Experience
•         Be at least 18 years of age and have US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status
•         College graduate
•         Demonstrated commitment to national and community service
•         Dedicated to completing a full year of service
•         Experience with communications and event planning
•         Basic understanding of affordable housing, community economic development, and nonprofits
•         Access to reliable transportation (public transportation or personal transport)
•         Candidates must clear a National Sex Offender Public Registry, State criminal check, and FBI background check
 
Qualifications
•         Customer service oriented
•         Strong verbal and written communication skills
•         Well-organized and detail-oriented
•         Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff and value differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
•         Capable of working independently and as a team player
•         Willingness to learn new skills and share that knowledge with others
 
Benefits of Being an AmeriCorps VISTA:
•         Modest living stipend
•         Education award up to $5,920 for use at Title IV college or university for tuition or to pay back qualified student loans
•         Possible child care expense reimbursement (http://www.americorpschildcare.com/)
•         Develop leadership skills and gain valuable experience in community and economic development
•         Make a lasting difference in communities

Type:
Full-time, Nov. 2017 – Nov. 2018

Reasonable accommodations for the selection process and during service are available upon request.

Click the APPLY button to apply online now.
For more information, contact Jessica Love, Associate Executive Director, at jlove@prosperityindiana.org.

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