BBC is seeking a bright, enthusiastic, committed individual to serve as our Americorps VISTA Community Engagement Specialist for one year beginning in November 2011.
Americorps VISTA Community Engagement Specialist
The Community Engagement Specialist will effectively assist in facilitating the revitalization of Cleveland’s Central and Kinsman neighborhoods by developing human capital, improving the living conditions and overall quality of life of its residents, and attracting new resources to the community.
1. Work with neighborhood leaders and community members to create and strengthen block clubs and civic groups and provide support in their planning of neighborhood improvement projects and events.
2. Assist residents with critical health and safety home repairs and improvements through the administration of programs, services, and resources made available by the agency, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and other partners.
3. Assist in the identification of grant opportunities and completion and submission of corresponding applications.
Applicant must have satisfactory computer skills including Microsoft Office, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to interact effectively with the public, particularly low-income, minority, and/or aging populations.
VISTA Volunteers are provided modest living stipends, health care support, housing assistance, food assistance and the option for a year-end scholarship or cash bonus.