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    Project ENGAGE: AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Associate

    Title: Project ENGAGE: AmeriCorps VISTA Communications Associate
    Employment Type: Full-time, Mode of Work: In-person (no remote work)
    Work Location: Miami-Dade County


    The VISTA project, Project Engage, will seek to improve social environments and systems for disadvantaged communities living in South Florida by supporting and expanding Gang Alternative, Inc.’s (GA) existing organization-wide anti-poverty efforts. GA has served low-income communities since 2005 through anti-poverty programming targeting youth and their families. As a VISTA member, you will help serve hundreds of families living in South Florida by supporting Gang Alternative, Inc.’s community outreach and mission to build character that lasts in children and families through positive alternatives to crime, violence, dependency, and delinquency by offering a holistic approach to their academic, physical, social, economic, and spiritual development. VISTA duties will be focused on strengthening GA’s understanding of community needs and mobilizing resources to address those needs, as well expanding GA’s community engagement approach and outreach efforts.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

    • Coordinating programmatic community outreach activities and campaigns (e.g., youth town halls, community information fairs, and activities associated with related national observances such as National Prevention Week, Red Ribbon Day (substance abuse prevention); National Career Development Month; Youth Violence Prevention Day; World Mental Health Day, etc.)
    • Assisting in staffing outreach activities.
    • Design templates for GA’s social media posts, Including Instagram, Facebook, etc. that can be used throughout the year for different purposes.
    • Research and develop ideas on messaging around job readiness, violence prevention, substance abuse and other community strengthening topics.
    • Design marketing material for programs across GA’s five Pillars of Service, which can be used throughout the duration of the respective program contract, as well as adapted for future use following the end of the contact periods.

    Qualifications and Competences

    • Position requires a high school diploma/GED
    • Excellent organizational efficiency, attention to detail, and ability to work independently.
    • Strong prioritization, time management and interpersonal skills.
    • Computer proficiency is required with demonstrated ability to use MS Office programs, excel spreadsheets, mail merge and other functions for contact management and reporting purposes.
    • Excellent ability to follow directions and produce accurate work products.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural competence, and ability to work effectively with a variety of audiences, youth and adult volunteers.

    To apply for this position, click here and apply by March 31st, 2023.



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