CCMA Communications AmeriCorps VISTA
Job Title: CCMA Communications AmeriCorps VISTA
Reporting To: Executive Director of CEO
Band / Level / Grade:
Department: IRC’s Center for Economic Opportunity
Overtime Eligible: Exempt
CEO is proud to partner with Campus Compact of the Mid-Atlantic (CCMA), AmeriCorps VISTA in posting this requisition. CCMA is a coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purposes of higher education. AmeriCorps VISTA helps individuals and communities implement grassroots solutions designed to alleviate poverty. Founded as Volunteers to Service in America in 1965, the program places individuals at nonprofit organizations and public agencies that are fighting literacy, improving health services, reducing unemployment, increasing housing opportunities, reducing recidivism, and expanding access to technology for those living in rural and urban areas of poverty across America.
AmeriCorps Information and Member Benefits
This is an AmeriCorps position Campus Compact Mid Atlantic, with the term lasting 1 year. Compensation and benefits are paid and provided by AmeriCorps, and include:
Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours.
Community and Economic Development, Technology.
Writing/Editing, General Skills, Website/Social Media Management, Non-Profit Management, Team Work.
CEO is a start-up operation, currently managed by a 7-person team and actively in the process of scaling its operations nationally. Reporting to CEO’s Executive Director, the Communications CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA will support development of CEO’s capacity to engage with borrowers and stakeholder via web and social media. Specifically, the VISTA will work closely with the Director and Communications Coordinator to update and implement CEO’s Communications Plan, enhance CEO’s social media presence, support content creation and publishing, and identify and monitor key performance metrics (KPI) to inform impact and iterative cycles of improvement. The position will collaborate with staff and clients of IRC in Baltimore implementing CEO loans and related programs to gain further exposure and context of CEO’s work and the barriers to upward mobility for refugee and other credit-thin households. This position will be critical to building IRC’s capacity by supporting the execution and evaluation of CEO’s Communications Strategy – inclusive of working closely with the director and communications coordinator in growing CEO’s social media presence and playing a significant role in helping CEO establish and build borrower and stakeholder engagement.
The position will have flexibility in taking on tasks within the broader communication strategy that are aligned with the CCMA AmeriCorps VISTA's areas of interest and future career goals, including: social media development, implementation, web development, graphic design, development, testing and refinement of key messaging, and ongoing key performance indicators/data analytics on effectiveness of said efforts.