Project Name: Development Coordinator
Project Type: Americorps VISTA
Location: Urban League of Greater Atlanta
Service Term: 1 year
Start Date: April 1, 2023
End Date: March 31, 2024
Raise awareness; raise funds! This service opportunity will develop a resource plan that supports equitable solutions to issues that affect disenfranchised (marginalized) communities. Great opportunity for an emerging writer and strategist.
Program Description: The Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s mission has been all about economic empowerment since we opened our doors more than a century ago. We are recognized as a dedicated, person to person organization committed to the economic advancement of African Americans and other under-served communities in the metropolitan area. We meet and evaluate people where they are and help them set economic advancement goals, equip them with what they need and elevate them to where they want to go to build household income and wealth. We are joined by a robust coalition of committed stakeholders to include corporate, private, civic, community, faith-based, civil rights, and individual supporters that are strongly invested in the economic success of urban communities across metropolitan Atlanta and the state. Our Financial Empowerment and Emergency Relief Center (FEERC) delivers integrated economic mobility services to youth, adults, families, and small businesses.
Member Duties: Since 2020, ULGA has undergone rapid growth and expansion. This expansion in many areas of our programming has put stress on development efforts in which the current system has struggled to keep up with. This project will entail devising, crafting, and helping to implement a robust and comprehensive Resource Development and Sustainability Plan agency wide both long and short term. The Americorps VISTA member will help develop a fundraising strategy that consists of a variety of different approaches, reflects elements like campaign strategies and budget planning, and helps ULGA meet its organizational and programmatic goals. Part of the development process will be to help gauge what the giving landscape in Metro Atlanta is and what it can hold. Within this Plan, the VISTA will help establish a donor recognition strategy and program based on what has worked for similar organizations.
Select desired education level: Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Administration, Mass Communications or related field preferred.
Skills: Professionalism, Analytical, Critical Thinking, Conflict Resolution, Collaboration, Integrity, Social Skills, Communications, Problem Solving, Active Listening, Values Diversity, Adaptability, Writing, Facilitation and Training, Adobe, and MS Office. Knowledge and experience in a nonprofit role and with fundraising software systems a plus.
Living Allowance: The Americorps VISTA program provides a living allowance to its volunteers. The living allowance is $17,600 for the year of service and is paid every 2 weeks.
Use the link below to apply for the service opportunity: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
Once you click on the link, click on VISTA and GA in the dropdown boxes and then press “Search”. Then look for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta listings.