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Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

Wichita (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Wichita (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date:

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 BACKGROUND:
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.  The IRC in Kansas resettles approximately 300 newly-arrived refugees per year and provides numerous program services to assist the refugee from their arrival through citizenship.  The Kansas Refugee Economic Empowerment project aligns with the Economic Opportunity focus area of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

SCOPE OF WORK:
The Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA is responsible for creating, building and maintaining relationships with community partners (schools, religious organizations, community groups, businesses, etc.) that will help increase community resources available to IRC’s clients, consistent with the IRC strategic plan and mission. The Community Engagement VISTA will be responsible for recruiting and mobilizing of volunteers to support clients’ employability and housing and managing the process for receiving and distributing in-kind donations. This role will assure that IRC is visible and credible within the community, providing education and information to promote refugee and immigrant issues and increase interest in IRC services. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and implement of community outreach
Identify essential community entities, such as schools, coalitions, community-based organizations, religious groups and service providers.
Develop and maintain key relationships to promote IRC and its services with them
Promote community awareness and engagement
Provide an active, reliable presence at community events and venues, providing accurate information for community members seeking volunteer or donation opportunities or in need of services.
Represent the IRC at various speaking engagements.
Develop volunteer coordination and streamline
Support the recruitment and mobilization of volunteers to help assure the success of IRC’s outreach, education, and other volunteer activities.
Facilitate orientations, coordination and communicate with volunteers
Train IRC staff working with volunteers and interns.
Maintain logs and issue monthly reports on volunteer activities
Coordinate with volunteers to track volunteer hours and assist with drafting reports to finance
Plan and implement volunteer recognition activities.
Build In-Kind donation process
Create IRC’s procedures for in-kind donations including receiving, sorting and distributing to clients as needed.
Maintain logs, complete records and issue monthly reports on in-kind donation activities in a timely manner.
Other duties as described.

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