VISTA - Donor Relations Advocate//

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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.

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting and documenting donor stewardship and utilizing the donor database
  • Building on existing plans for fundraising days (Giving Tuesday and Austin Marathon) 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 and researching potential corporate and foundation donors and assist with writing grant proposals and reports.

Required Qualifications:
College graduate

Skills Needed:
Writing/Editing, Recruitment , Team Work, Communications, Fund raising/Grant Writing , Education, Computers/Technology, Leadership, Public Speaking, General Skills , Teaching/Tutoring, Non-Profit Management. 

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

Car recommended. Permits working at another job during off hours.

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Job Type:
Full Time

Accepting Applications:
3/26/2018 - 6/01/2018

Start Date: 7/23/2018
 End Date: 7/26/2019

To Apply: Please visit the Corporation for National and Community Service's website: AmeriCorps VISTA Donor Relations Advocate Job Posting

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