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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. As a growing organization, we recognize the power of social media in reaching and engaging our audience. Learn more about the MVWDB by visiting www.mississippivalleyworkforce.org .

Position Overview

We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic Outreach Assistant to join our team. In this role, you will support our social media efforts by creating engaging content, assisting in managing our social media accounts, and helping to grow our online presence. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in social media management, digital marketing, and nonprofit communications while contributing to a meaningful cause.

Key Responsibilities

· Assist in developing and implementing social media strategies to increase engagement and reach.

· Create posts for our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc.).

· Help design graphics, images, and videos for social media content and flyers.

· Update website and perform website management on SquareSpace platform.

· Track and report on social media performance using analytics tools.

· Research and stay up-to-date on social media trends and best practices.

· Collaborate with the team to brainstorm new and creative content ideas.

qualifications

· Familiarity with major social media platforms and their features.

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Basic graphic design skills (experience with tools like Canva, and Adobe is a plus).

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Creativity and a keen eye for detail.

· Experience with SquareSpace or other website platforms preferred.

· Previous experience in social media management or digital marketing is a bonus but not required.

Benefits

· Gain hands-on experience in social media management and digital marketing.

· 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.

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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

Children & Youth
Community
Employment
Children & Youth, Community, Employment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Website Project Management
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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