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Experience and/or level of competency:
AmeriCorps VISTA Requirements:
- Be 18 years or older (no upper age limit)
- Pass a national service criminal history check
- Hold one of the following citizenship statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens and persons residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status, or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status.
- Personal vehicle required
- Experience with teaching, recruitment, fundraising/grant writing, communications, community organizing, youth development, and/or public speaking preferred.
- Familiarity with adolescent sexual and reproductive health issues, contraceptive methods, and successful teen pregnancy prevention models preferred.
- College Graduate
- English/Spanish bilingual preferred
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions. Spend one year serving full-time and make a difference. Whether in your hometown or across the country, this is a unique opportunity to improve your life and the lives of fellow Americans by building capacity, strengthening communities, and developing your career.
To ensure the residents of Val Verde County receive the educational, social and emotional support they need to break the cycle of poverty, the AmeriCorps VISTA project will build the capacity of VVRMC by developing or strengthening community partnerships focused on teen pregnancy prevention, assessing the current health landscape of Val Verde County with respect to teen pregnancy, and developing educational programs to be delivered to the target audience. It will also work to identify funding streams that sustain the teen pregnancy prevention programming offered by VVRMC.
- Develop a coalition focused on teen pregnancy prevention
- Contact local organizations with similar focus to explore opportunities for strengthening current partnerships or developing new partnerships.
- Research history of any current partnerships and redevelop structure and goals for future collaboration.
- Develop policies and procedures to guide the development and sustainability of the coalition.
- Conduct community health needs assessment to understand current landscape of teen pregnancy in Val Verde County, gaps in services/resources, and opportunities for development.
- Consult coalition members, health experts and community members to develop a community health needs assessment including questions, sampling methodology, recruitment strategy & analysis plan.
- Administer needs assessment questionnaire throughout community at pre-determined events and with relevant stakeholder audiences.
- Create database to compile and analyze data.
- Summarize findings and recommendations to be utilized for program and curriculum development.
- Collaborate with the VVRMC Community Health Educator (CHE) to expand education curriculum, conduct community outreach events, recruit participants for the small group sessions and develop educational materials for distribution.
- Expand the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) curriculum being delivered in schools and modify it to fit the clinical setting based on feedback received from participants.
- Develop, pilot and assess different recruitment techniques to determine the optimal strategy for recruiting target population participants.
- Track the number of participants attending small group sessions and the number of contacts made during community outreach events.
- Create evaluation tools to assess increases in knowledge, changes in behavior, and opportunities for improvement.
- Create database to compile and analyze data.
- Collaborate with partner agencies to develop 1-2 community events aimed at educating public on SRH issues.
- Develop educational materials for distribution and develop social media plan to distribute materials on various platforms.
- Research history of grants program at VVRMC and develop fundraising and grant plan
- Review and become familiar with internal policies, procedures, and documents related to the grants program. Identify the current program’s strengths and challenges.
- Research funding opportunities and cultivate relationships with new potential funders.
- Create Excel database to track past, current and potential funders.
- Apply for 3-5 grants to sustain the teen pregnancy prevention programming.
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Job Type: Full-time
- Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)