AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program that works to eliminate poverty. At Pathfinder Services, we have a full-time VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) position available. This position will run from August 2017 – August 2018.
Health Coverage*, Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Relocation Allowance.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.
NeighborWorks VISTA Pathfinder Friendraiser
Pathfinder has various programs designed to build social and or economic assets through a mix of asset building, disability support and community development strategies. Housing, financial literacy, and employment are included among the goals of these programs. The organization is mostly dependent on government funding and has traditionally not focused on local philanthropy. We are continuing to develop a Friendraising program specifically to increase our pool of sustainable and unrestricted local resources to preserve the quality of these program. Increased philanthropic revenues will help cover the funding gaps we experience in some programs where government funds are failing to cover the full cost of services we provide. Increased volunteerism will provide the capacity to go above and beyond. Volunteers can bring new ideas, relationships, and experiences as they share their personal talents and gifts to help add value through natural supports and enhanced service delivery.
Member Duties: The VISTA member will continue our Friendraising program by reviewing and refining our processes. The VISTA will continue to develop new ways to engage donors and volunteers and retain them. They will continue employee communication and feedback. The VISTA will use data analysis using our constituent relationship management database to support our annual campaign and assist in the development of an outreach plan. The VISTA will develop and engage in methods to evaluate our program, testing the effectiveness of newsletters and social media efforts. They will also help to identify and contact resources for Friendraising efforts through personal solicitation, direct mail, telephone and special events. The VISTA will help to support engagement of major donors.