PCS AmeriCorps VISTA Member
Portland Community Squash is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Member to support the development efforts of PCS and serve as a point-person for various fundraising campaigns and the annual fund. Ideal candidates will have a positive mindset, be interested in community and youth development, and will be flexible to take on various roles in an efficiently staffed environment. Specific responsibilities for this one-year position include but are not limited to:
- Support the ongoing efforts of the Campaign for 100 Scholarships which aims to provide financial aid to 100 students in PCS programs
- Provide logistical and outreach support for the Coastal Challenge, PCS’ fall peer-to-peer fundraiser
- Help plan and execute the campaign planning phase for a new capital campaign that aims to expand PCS’ existing facility
- Manage relationships with existing donors and support marketing efforts to new and existing donors
- Build new donor relationships through “coffee meetings”, site visits, zoom meetings, and email
- Help support donor and opportunity management through back-end CRM and accounting software
- Bachelor’s degree, with excellent writing, communication, and analytical skills
- Self-starter who works well in a small team environment
- Interest in PCS’ mission and values of access, equity, and integration
- Recent college grads encouraged to apply as an early career stepping-stone
- Ability to lightly support student programs, including student advising and driving.
Compensation & Benefits
AmeriCorps VISTAs receive a monthly stipend adjusted for the cost of living in Portland, ME. Upon successful completion of a one year AmeriCorps Term, VISTAs can choose between a $1,800 cash prize or a $6,095 Education Award to a post-graduate program or to be applied towards existing student loans.
Start Date: Late summer or early fall 2021 (flexible)
PCS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building community and encouraging relationships across lines of difference. PCS runs five youth-serving programs and one adult/family community membership program out of its facility located centrally in Portland. No student or family is turned away based on an inability to pay and our programs are intentionally diverse and designed to facilitate access, equity, and integration (pcsquash.com).