AmeriCorps VISTA- Donor Relations Advocate//

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AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency.  To learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, please visit: National Service AmeriCorps Vista FAQS

Austin Partners in Education (APIE) aims to improve student college and career readiness and expand STEM opportunities through community engagement. The VISTA project will seek to expand APIE program capacity focused on Austin ISD's under-resourced schools. Currently serving a student population that is 90% economically disadvantaged, APIE expects to support at least 3,300 students each year over the three-year course of the project. To meet the overarching objectives of the project: a) Developing and implementing a volunteer and community support strategy for targeted Austin ISD schools and b) Placing more adult volunteers in the classroom to work with high-needs students at Title I schools, VISTA member (Donor Relations Advocate) will work with the Development team to help cultivate a diversified funding stream to bring APIE programs to more students and schools within Austin Independent School District. To learn more about Austin Partners In Education, please visit: 


Member Duties: 

  • Supporting and documenting donor stewardship and utilizing the donor database
  • Researching potential corporate and foundation donors 
  • Building on existing plans for fundraising days (Amplify Austin and Giving Tuesday) to gain individual donors and keep them engaged; including the use of current and new technologies to support fundraising efforts
  • Identify new funding opportunities within the community, including corporate sponsorship and fundraising events

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree, Strong research and writing skills

Preferred Skills:

Team Work, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Writing/Editing, Public Speaking, Non-Profit Management, Education, Communications, Leadership, Computers/Technology, Recruitment, Teaching/Tutoring.




   Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Training, Living Allowance,  Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.
 *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Accepting Applications: 4/22/2017 - 6/23/2017

Start Date: 8/14/2017
End Date: 8/17/2018

To Apply: Please visit the Americorps Vista Job Posting Here




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