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Communications Coordinator / AmeriCorps VISTA

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ORGANIZATION: Lawrence Community Shelter

  • 4 people are interested

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 communication strategies for engagement with donors, volunteers, and community partners. Successful VISTA members will be organized, effective communicators that are able to work both independently and collaboratively. From this experience, members will gain experience in social justice advocacy, the development of marketing materials, networking with a variety of community stakeholders, and knowledge of how poverty impacts communities.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will assist with regular communications over multiple platforms, including social media, email newsletters, blog posts, presentations, and print materials. Additionally, the VISTA member will monitor data-analytics reports for virtual campaigns and social media activity, and assist in the development and/or revision of LCS communication strategies.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . *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 Outreach , Housing , Homelessness , Community and Economic Development .

Skills : Fund raising/Grant Writing , Non-Profit Management , Communications , Social Services , Community Organization .

Apply Here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=112671

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About Lawrence Community Shelter


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.


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!


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


We'll work with your schedule.


3655 East 25th StreetLawrence, KS 66046



  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • 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.

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