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ORGANIZATION: MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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About Us

The Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Board (MVWDB) is a dynamic and forward-thinking organization dedicated to creatingstrong local economies by developing a future-ready workforce of skilled workers prepared to meet the needs of current and emerging industries. We strive to make a positive impact through innovative projects, community engagement, and thorough research. As we expand our initiatives, we are seeking passionate volunteers to support our efforts. Learn more about the MVWDB by visiting www.mississippivalleyworkforce.org .

Position Overview

We are looking for motivated and detail-oriented individuals to join our team as Volunteer Project Assistants. This role is ideal for those who have a knack for finding information online, have high attention to detail, possess strong analytical skills, and are eager to contribute to meaningful projects.

Key Responsibilities

· Perform basic data entry and conduct online internet searches.

· Explore various topics relevant to our projects and initiatives through online sources.

· Collect and verify information from reliable sources to bolster project goals.

· Prepare clear and concise reports summarizing your findings.

· Aid in project planning, management, and coordination as required.

· Work closely with team members to ensure project efforts are aligned and cohesive.

· Participate in regular virtual meetings and offer progress updates.

qualifications

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Attention to detail and high level of accuracy

· Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

· Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Dropbox.

· Strong internet skills with the ability to identify reliable sources and extract pertinent information.

Benefits

· Gain valuable experience in compiling information for reports and project management.

· Opportunity to work with a dedicated and passionate team.

· Enhance your skills and knowledge in workforce development and nonprofit management.

· Flexible working hours and the ability to work remotely.

  • Develop your skills and expand your professional network.

· Potential for future recommendations or references based on performance.

How to Apply

If you are enthusiastic about making a difference and believe you have the skills we are looking for, please send your resume to mandy@mississippivalleyworkforce.org Include "Volunteer Internet Researcher/Project Assistant Application" in the subject line.

compensation

This is an unpaid position; course credit arrangements are gladly negotiated. Volunteers are highly valued members of the MVWDB team and contribute to making a significant difference in MVWDB’s ability to reach the end users. MVWDB will provide reference letters for all volunteers who successfully complete a placement.

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About MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD

Location:

550 S GEAR AVE STE 35, W BURLINGTON, IA 52655, US

Mission Statement

VISION - Create strong local economies by developing a future ready workforce of skilled workers prepared to meet the needs of current and emerging industries. MISSION - The Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Board will achieve our vision through strengthening collaboration with local businesses and jobseekers. We will improve access to our dedicated workforce partners through a fully integrated one-stop delivery system. Decisions will be data driven to enhance our local economies and quality of life for our communities.

Description

The MVWDB plays a vital role as a link between job seekers and employers, ensuring access to education, training, and support for workforce success. Operating under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), we meet local community needs effectively. MVWDB's focus on Title 1b services under WIOA targets individuals with significant employment barriers. Our services include case management, education, training, job search aid, and financial support. With federal funding mostly allocated to service providers, we impact communities through IowaWORKS Centers in Burlington and Davenport. In 2023, MVWDB was chosen as 1 of 16 teams nationwide in the Department of Labor Job Quality Academy and 1 out of 20 for Jobs for the Future. Though not financially supported, these experiences provided invaluable insights for our workforce system transformation. Our national engagements include sessions at the National Association of Workforce Board Forum as well as National Association of Workforce Development Professionals. Over three years, we've positively impacted 1,346 individuals, aiming to track broader impacts in the upcoming year. Our participant demographics highlight the need for targeted interventions, with a focus on inclusion and support. Looking ahead, MVWDB commits to thriving workforce ecosystems by innovating, collaborating, and adapting. Our strategic planning, national engagements, recognition for innovative programs like Virtual Reality, sector partnerships, and diversifying funding aim to enhance workforce services and community prosperity.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Employment
People with Disabilities
Board Development, Employment, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Executive Admin
  • Data Entry
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours a month

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