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Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

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ORGANIZATION: Lawrence Community Shelter

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Grounded in human rights and social justice, our mission at the Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) is to advance compassionate solutions for people facing homelessness through advocacy, shelter, and housing. The VISTA member will build the capacity of the organization by supporting the community engagement team and evaluating current donation-tracking systems and outreach strategies. Successful VISTA members will be organized, effective communicators that are able to work both independently and collaboratively. From this experience, members will gain project management skills and experience in outreach campaigns, networking with a variety of community stakeholders, and knowledge of how poverty impacts communities.

Member Duties: The VISTA member will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for tracking donated inventory and current needs. Additionally, the VISTA member will assist the Director of Community Engagement with researching new grant opportunities and funding sources, and designing an outreach campaign to raise support for LCS and awareness of how homelessness impacts the local community.

Program Benefits: Training , Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , 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

Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Homelessness , Housing .

Skills: Non-Profit Management , Communications , Social Services , Community Organization .

Apply Here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=112673

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About Lawrence Community Shelter

Location:

3655 E 25th St, LAWRENCE, KS 66046, US

Mission Statement

Grounded in human rights and social justice, our mission is to advance compassionate solutions for people facing homelessness through advocacy, shelter, and housing.

Description

The Lawrence Community Shelter (LCS) is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and Douglas County in Kansas. In 2021, LCS created a new Housing Team based on Housing First Principles to provide long-term impact in our community beyond shelter. The Housing Team includes an Inreach Manager, Housing Navigator, and Housing Stabilization Manager. When people arrive at LCS, they meet with the Inreach Manager first to get any documents they’re missing. Then they go to the Housing Navigator to find housing and get help with the application process. Finally, they work with the Housing Stabilization Manager to get resources, supports, and referrals to make sure they stay housed. When people stay housed-when they have stability-they don’t end up back at the shelter. Instead, they begin their journey to a positive future!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3655 East 25th StreetLawrence, KS 66046

(38.93835,-95.1925)
 

SKILLS

  • Donor Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Project Management
  • Fundraising
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours/week
  • Proof of vaccination and booster (if eligible) required. Reliable transportation required.

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