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Carpe Mundi is recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA Member!

Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps VISTA Member Position Description 

Position Title:               Development and Engagement Specialist

Host Site Name:           Carpe Mundi

Location:                      1529 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

Hours of Service:          9am-5pm M-F with some evening and weekend hours

Position Duration:        August 19th, 2019 - August 18th, 2020

Years of Project:           First year

Summary of Position: The Development and Engagement Specialist (DES) will work on various capacity building and engagement projects to increase the number of low-income students that can access Carpe Mundi programming, thereby increasing their likelihood of graduating from college, finding a living-wage job, and alleviating the cycle of individual and community poverty. Carpe Mundi supports low-income, first-generation college students in a year-long mentorship program that includes an experiential education semester abroad. The DES will work alongside the Executive Director to develop relationships with key stakeholder (donors, perspective students, and alumni), compile feedback from these relationships, and make recommendations for building organizational capacity in fundraising, recruitment, and alumni engagement. The DES will also work to create new relationships in the community, particularly with diverse communities, to increase the number of individual donors that give to Carpe Mundi and to find new avenues for student recruitment. The efforts of the DES will allow Carpe Mundi to raise more funds that will in-turn support more students, and will allow Carpe Mundi to make programmatic adjustments to support an increased number of students in a more responsive way.

Essential Responsibilities/Activities:

·       Create and implement surveys, interviews, and outreach plans

·       Relationship and partnership development

·       Fundraising

·       Data collection

·       Compiling and reporting on data

·       System development

Marginal Responsibilities:

·       Program development

·       Develop outreach and marketing materials

·       Engage with current students and parents

Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps Member Responsibilities:

·       Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon required trainings and events

·       Complete and submit all Campus Compact of Oregon required progress reports, timesheets, and other paperwork

Required Qualifications:

·       18 years and older

·       Must have at least an Associate’s Degree

·       Demonstrate a commitment to or willingness to explore issues of racial justice and equity

·       A U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident

·       Able to serve full-time for 365 days

·       Ability to pass a criminal history background check

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Higher education leadership experience and/or mentoring program participation

·       Project management experience

·       Event coordination experience

·       Proficient in all Microsoft Office software

·       International travel experience

·       Fundraising experience

·       Bilingual/bicultural

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits:

·       A living allowance of $14,136 for the term of service, dispersed bimonthly

·       An education award of $6,095 or cash stipend of $1,500 (upon successful completion of service)

·       Relocation travel assistance and settling in allowance (if moving more than 50 miles to serve)

·       Health benefits

·       Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans

·       Childcare assistance (if eligible. Note: childcare not fully funded but supplemented by CNCS)

·       Training and professional development opportunities

·       Access to an extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums

·       Federal jobs non-competitive eligibility for one year after service

Site Specific Benefits:

·       Free use of bicycle

·       Participation in Carpe Diem Leadership Training

·       Possibility of remote work on occasion

·       Access to a full kitchen and laundry at work site

To Apply:

The first step in the process is to apply through the AmeriCorps VISTA website. This link will take you to the My AmeriCorps website and prompt you to create a login and fill out an application. Completion of the My AmeriCorps application is required for applicants to be selected by the Corporation for National Community Service, the VISTA Program funder. The VISTA program does the initial screening of applicants and then shares applications with Carpe Mundi after that.