Events & Engagement VISTA at Multicultural Refugee Coalition

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Recruiting Organization: Literacy Coalition of Central Texas

Multicultural Refugee Coalition (MRC) is an innovative nonprofit organization in Austin, TX employing refugees in fair-wage dignified work through two social enterprises: a sewing studio and a commercial farm. The Events & Engagement VISTA at MRC will:

  • help MRC increase program funding and community engagement by planning and coordinating MRC’s largest annual fundraising event and
  • coordinate engagement opportunities such as open houses throughout the year.
  • develop a network of community resources accessible by refugee team members and
  • build enhanced organizational community through activities and events.

Our ideal member is someone who has a passion for planning events and engaging the community, and as comfortable working independently as they are on a team. They are excited about working with refugee, asylee and immigrant team member, and about building community.

Skill areas: communications, community organization, fundraising/grant writing, leadership, public speaking, recruitment, writing/editing, non-profit management, team work

Position requirements: A passion for event planning and strong attention to detail. Strong organizational skills and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Bachelor's degree.


This position is a one-year, full-time national service position with AmeriCorps VISTA and the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas. Benefits include:

  • a monthly stipend of around $1,200/mo
  • free health benefits including some counseling
  • one-on-one coaching
  • monthly professional development opportunities
  • training in areas like project management, community assessment, and more
  • their choice of an education award ($6,345) to be used towards past or future schooling, or a cash stipend ($1,800)
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE), which allows a VISTA member who meets the minimum qualifications for a job to be hired by a federal agency without having to compete with the general public, for one year
  • countless other opportunities for personal and professional growth

Still not convinced?

Members at the Multicultural Refugee coalition will have the opportunity to work alongside a diverse team that includes refugees, asylees, and immigrants from Afghanistan, Bhutan, DRC, Eritrea, Mexico, Myanmar, and Venezuela. They'll work between two locations: the sewing studio and the New Leaf organic farm, where VISTAs will have the opportunity to take home fresh veggies. Learn to say hello in 10+ languages, and gain real-world skills in fundraising and event planning!

Events & Engagement VISTA (Multicultural Refugee Coalition - Austin)

Starts: April 11, 2022

Ends: April 10, 2023

Application Deadline: March 7

Direct application link:

*Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so applicants should not wait until the deadline to apply

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Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

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Fee Amount: None

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

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Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Employment


Sun Apr 10, 2022 - Mon Apr 10, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


727 Airport BoulevardAustin, TX 78702







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