Employment Opportunities

 
AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION

AmeriCorps VISTA -Financial Education
We are looking for a resourceful and energetic bi-lingual person who wants to help expand our Financial Education program and gain experience in marketing, community development, affordable housing, and nonprofit management from a team of professionals. The VISTA will help families working to build their futures by enhancing our financial fitness curriculum, translating the materials to Spanish, marketing the program to the community, and assisting families in reaching their homeownership goals.

NeighborWorks® Sacramento offers housing counseling services and has recently expanded to include financial education. Our organization works with many families who would benefit from learning how to make the most of their financial resources so that they can achieve goals such as obtaining education, purchasing a home, or paying off loans. The VISTA will have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of many families.
 
The VISTA will:
-Improve our existing Financial Education program by developing dynamic activities that will complement current content
-Help develop and implement a creative marketing plan for the Financial Education program. This will include working closely with residents, providing presentations at community meetings, and developing new partnerships in the community to reach families that do not speak English or do not use the internet.
-Assist with evaluating and tracking outcomes of the Financial Education program.

NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the greater Sacramento Region, with a special outreach focus on reaching low to moderate income level residents. We provide opportunities for successful homeownership and strong communities through programs and strategies that increase and support homeownership; improve the condition, health, and safety of existing homes, develop quality affordable housing, and empower residents through education and collaborations.
Qualifications

• Available for full-time volunteer VISTA services beginning in August 27, 2018 and ending in August 26, 2019
• Bi-lingual Spanish and English (preferred)
• At least 2 years of college level classes (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
• Able to take initiative and work independently
• Able to work flexible hours (including some evenings and Saturdays)
• Excellent organizational skills and computer skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Team player and ability to work with diverse groups of people
Benefits during your service year include:
• Opportunity to work with professionals with many years of experience and gain valuable skills and experience in homeownership and community development
• Annual stipend of approximately $11,800
• End of Year cash stipend or Education Award
• Non-competitive Eligibility for Federal Employment
• Relocation and Child Care Assistance (in some cases)

Please send cover letter and resume to Sharon Eghigian at sharon@nwsac.org or P.O. Box 5420, Sacramento, CA 95817, Attn: AmeriCorps VISTA