Grants and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

The Grants and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA will build the capacity of Healing Action by identifying, research and prepare proposals for good match potential funders in order to expand direct services to victims and survivors of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The VISTA will also revamp Healing Action’s volunteer program by recruiting and managing volunteers to serve these individuals.

This position reports to the Director of Strategic Engagement and Healing Action’s VISTA Lead.

VISTA Activities

Improve Healing Action’s grant program by:

  • Researching and finding new grants and funding sources
  • Assisting with planning, and writing grant applications
  • Developing a quarterly report to measure grant application success
  • Developing content management tools for specific funding application types
  • Researching best practices for Healing Action’s digital grant management tool (Fluxx), and implementing findings 

Revitalization of Healing Action’s Volunteer Program by

  • Working with staff to develop a plan for recruiting and engaging 15 new volunteers in the post-COVID 19 landscape
  • Researching and implementing ongoing virtual and in-person volunteer positions
  • Working with Healing Action staff to assess for volunteers needed at each level (direct service, development, data management, administrative, etc.)
  • Attending volunteer fairs at local organizations to promote opportunities
  • Coordinating Healing Action’s young professional’s group (The Young Allies of Healing Action) until a group chair is identified 
  • Identifying and curating relationships with local organizations to set up partnerships for volunteer recruitment
  • Managing current volunteers and complete required documentation for new volunteers
  • Researching and implementing best practices for digital volunteer management tools
  • Developing marketing and communications specific to volunteers (monthly newsletter, email blasts, social media pages) to retain personnel
  • Ensuring volunteer appreciation plan tasks are up-to-date and implement best practices as needed
  • Document any changes to the volunteer program for replication in the future

Compensation

This is a full-time national service position that provides a living allowance of approximately $14,960 before taxes over the course of one year ($575.40/biweekly). 

You also have the choice of one of two awards at the end of a successful year of service:

  • $1,800 cash stipend bonus
    OR
  • $6,345 Segal Education Award for future educational expenses or federal student loans (This award could be matched by your university! Click here to see if your school matches the award.)

Other benefits include:

  • Childcare assistance is available to VISTA members who qualify.
  • Relocation assistance is available to VISTA members who qualify.
  • Some health benefits are available to VISTA members to help with the cost of co-pays and other qualified medical expenses.
  • Professional development training opportunities are also offered.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA allows members to earn federal non-competitive eligibility, giving members an edge in the federal hiring process.

For more information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, click here. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be 18 years or older 
  • Hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state which may include those holding the following classifications: refugee, asylee, temporary protected status throughout VISTA service, and holding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.
  • As this is a full-time position and requires 40 hours per week, candidates with full-time employment or who are currently enrolled full-time in an educational institute are not a good fit for VISTA positions.

Next Steps:

If you are qualified and interested, send resume and cover letter to Jason at jason.seward@healingaction.org. Please include Grants and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA in the subject line of your email.