AmeriCorps Advocacy Specialist


Cause Areas


Mon Mar 19, 2018 - Mon Mar 18, 2019


1050 36th St SEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services' Refugee & Immigrant Services, which provides employment, housing, medical, and case management services to newly resettled families.

The VISTA Member will develop a comprehensive outreach strategy to inform the community about refugee resettlement and highlight service opportunities. Outreach strategies will include delivering presentations, hosting webinars, networking with colleges and community organizations, and creating a newsletter. Additionally, the VISTA Member will assist with fund development through grantwriting and planning events, including the annual Refugee World Cup soccer tournament.

Duties will include: 1) Delivering engaging presentations to diverse audiences.; 2) Researching the latest trends on refugees and updating presentation information accordingly; 3) Setting up new relationship with community organizations; 4) Raising funds through grantwriting and planning events; 5) developing policy briefs to inform supervisors and community members about refugee trends.


- B.S. or B.A. preferred

- Experience with fundraising preferred

- Experience working with immigrants/refugees preferred

- Strong organizational and administrative skills

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Strong research skills

- Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures

- Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges

- Detail-oriented

- Strong time management skills


  • Fundraising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Public Speaking
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Graphic Design / Print

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours per week
  • To apply: Interested candidates must create applications on

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