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Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator VISTA 
Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA 
Program: LEO Inc. 
Work Schedule: Full Time 
Education level: College or equivalent experience 
Age Requirement: Minimum: 18   Maximum: None 
Program Locations: Lynn, Massachusetts 
Languages: English, Spanish 
Accepting Applications: On a rolling basis through 9/1 
Start/End Date*: One full year from start date 
*disregard the Start/End date listed on the AmeriCorps page posting 
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that alleviate poverty. 

LEO Inc. Is a community action agency providing supportive services for at-risk, low-income families, stabilizing them for the short-term while investing in a long-term, two-generation approach to education that promotes economic independence and family stability. We partner with individuals, children and families in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, and Wakefield to increase participation in programs that maximize their potential. Together we aim to move families forward.
LEO’s signature programs are Early Head Start and Head Start; early education and care for children from birth to 5 years, home heating energy assistance, emergency rental assistance, food insecurity alleviation for seniors and free personal income tax preparation and financial coaching services for adults. 
The Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator VISTA
This is a great opportunity for growing and seasoned professionals with career interests in: 
Outreach and communication development 
Education and community education 
Community service 
- Non-profit work 
Outreach Responsibilities: 
- Find, plan, and organize the Community Engagement team’s participation in outreach events 
- Participate in public-facing outreach involving, for example, presenting about LEO programming, distributing flyers and answering community members' questions 
Create work plans, logistic and tracking systems to support community outreach preparation and events coordination and keep said systems current
-Be willing to work a bi weekly evening or weekend event
Community & Volunteer Engagement Responsibilities: 
Strengthen existing community partnerships and support the growth of new partnerships among community members and organizations 
Review the current volunteer program recruitment materials and internal policies for effectiveness/strengths and areas of improvement to develop policies and procedures that support a self-sustaining volunteer program. 
- Develop training materials for volunteers and oversee volunteer work plans 
Successfully identify and implement culturally and socially competent volunteer opportunities tailored to the needs of our community 
The ideal candidate would possess: 
- Knowledge of Spanish (proficient or above) 
- Willingness and enthusiasm to participate in community outreach 
- Exceptional and effective communication and writing skills with a desire to build relationships among staff, clients and community members 
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills 
Ability to increase productivity and improve methods, approaches, and contributions
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office is a plus 
VISTA Member Benefits: 
- In House Training 
$1,276.52 bi weekly living allowance; LEO provides an additional $500 per month rent stipend; $6,895 Segal Education Award after completion of a full-year of service* 
Health insurance coverage 
Experience in nonprofit management; professional development 
Student loan forbearance or deferment, accrued interest will be covered 
Childcare subsidy, where applicable 
-Relocation allowance, where applicable 
10 personal days, 10 sick days, holidays observed by LEO will not be counted toward days off 
*The Segal Education Award can be used to: 
  1. Repay a qualified student loan; or, 
  2. Pay the cost of attending a qualified institution of higher education 
  3. Or, the member can choose an end of service stipend, approximately $1,800 for a full year of service, instead of the Segal award. 
  • Eligibility for state and federal programs for discounts on food, utilities, transportation, etc. 

All ages (including older job seekers), people with disabilities, veterans, BIPOC, and early career candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.