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Special Projects Specialist 10 Hours/Week; 300 hours Service Location: Prescott, AZ email@example.com I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters (YBBBS) is a nationally recognized leading member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, long acknowledged as the premier one-to-one youth mentoring organization. YBBBS was founded 47 years ago by VISTA volunteers who not only implemented high quality program practices but also recruited community leaders to serve on its founding board of directors. In the years following, the agency has expanded geographically to serve Yavapai County and grown its capacity to attract, screen and match qualified adult mentors with school aged boys and girls in need of encouragement, guidance and support.
COVID-19 has forced YBBBS to shift its resources to more mobile and web friendly platforms. The AmeriCorps member will provide logistical support for summer events including Beanbags For Kids and Christmas in July. They would also provide support for the execution of the mentoring symposium to be held in November. Beginning in May, they will source guest speakers, set up sessions, and secure community investment and participation.
II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES A. Project Development: The AmeriCorps members will update provided training materials and content from YBBBS partners in the community. Training materials will be captured via video and added to the new YBBBS mobile application. B. Marketing and Outreach: The AmeriCorps member will become an ambassador for YBBBS and perform outreach for bigs and littles to utilize the new YBBBS mobile application. They will also inform community stakeholders of the usefulness and necessity of mentorship resources through the app and the mentoring symposium.
C. Event Support: The AmeriCorps member will provide logistical support for summer events including Beanbags For Kids and Christmas in July. They would also provide support for the execution of the mentoring symposium to be held in November. Beginning in May, they will source guest speakers, set up sessions, and secure community investment and participation.
III. Requirements and Benefits
A. Education, Skills and Abilities ● 17 years or older, no upper age limit. All ages are welcome and encouraged to apply ● Some college preferred ● Background in communications or marketing preferred ● Experience in event planning and facilitation ● Proven track record with cross functional marketing strategies & implementation ● Working knowledge of traditional and digital content creation methods ● Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, positive manner ● Strong organizational and time management skills ● Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations ● Effective problem-solving skills ● Ability and desire to work with diverse community members ● Friendly and effective interpersonal skills ● Effective verbal and written communication skills ● Access to reliable transportation B. AmeriCorps State Member Benefits ● $2,000 living stipend and $1,342 Segal Education Award upon successful completion of service hours ● Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College ● Team support and coaching
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Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona.
Arizona Serve connects passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty in Arizona. We believe that our communities are safer, healthier and more prosperous when we know each other, help each other and work with each other. By doing these things, we believe that communities are able to meet their own needs and create their own visions for a sustainable and just future.
We place AmeriCorps State and VISTA members in the Tucson and Prescott communities on a diverse set of projects. We offer full time and part time positions that come with a Segal Education Award that can be used for tuition costs or to repay student loans. Some positions also have a living allowance or stipend.