Resettlement Services Resource Development VISTA

Houston, TX

Resettlement Services Resource Development VISTA

About 1 in 5 Houston adults is considered illiterate, experiencing difficulty in completing tasks such as filling out job applications. The goal of the Houston Adult Literacy Project is to build the capacity of adult education and literacy organizations in Houston, which support low-income, low-literacy adult learners to help them to obtain and grow the skills they need to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life. Help generate resources to aid in the fight against adult illiteracy by serving with The Alliance Resettlement Services as a Resource Development VISTA. The Alliance is a leading nonprofit comprised of an amazing team that hails from 26 countries and speaks over 20 languages. The Alliance welcomes and empowers refugees, immigrants, and underserved residents who face financial, educational, health, language, or cultural barriers to realizing their dreams. The Alliance's Resettlement Services encompasses a variety of programs that provides a range of domestic services for newly-arrived refugees to help them to adjust to their new lives in Houston This position is included with a rental assistance program that is offered by The Alliance for VISTA Members

Member Duties : Become a Resource Development VISTA and play a vital role in developing and implementing! Focusing on building capacity and grant funding within The Alliance Resettlement Services Department to serve the low-income-low literacy adult community building developmental capacity and community networks within the host organization. The Resource Development VISTA will implement a resource development and stewardship plan for the organization. The VISTA member will assist with strengthening community partnerships for collaborative projects and funding opportunities, which allows for streamlined and expanded services. Additionally, the Resource Development VISTA will strengthen relationships with donors, which will improve The Alliance's ability to sustainably serve a low-income adult literacy client population. The VISTA will mobilize local resources to increase the capacity of adult literacy programs to build lasting solutions to poverty.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance, Stipend, Education award upon successful completion of service, Relocation Allowance, Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible .

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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :
Community Outreach .

Skills :
Public Speaking, General Skills, Communications, Writing/Editing, Team Work, Computers/Technology .

Location Houston, TX (77246)
Job Type Full Time
Company AmeriCorps
Posted 28 days ago