FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT VISTA
As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you have the power to make a big impact in the lives of others in our local community. VISTA will build the capacity and expand programming in through its core programs: ALICE $ense, our financial empowerment program that changes people’s behavior toward money through a holistic approach which includes volunteer-led financial education, money coaching, tools and resources, and financial incentives; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, our free tax preparation program; and Essential Goods for Basic Needs, our gifts-in-kind program that provides much-needed items for free to those experiencing or at risk of poverty. These programs strive to increase financial stability for low-income residents, which includes the ”working poor”, by empowering them with the knowledge and tools they need to make better financial decisions.
This part-time, no more than 20 – 25 hours a week, position supports the development department’s work in raising financial support from the community including individuals, workplace employees/donors and corporate/business entities, as well as actively fostering relationship developments, improved stewardship and strengthening the donor database and select portfolios within the community.