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Resource Development AmeriCorps VISTA
United Way of Central Kentucky
Elizabethtown, KY


ABOUT UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY: The United Way of Central Kentucky (based in Elizabethtown, KY) connects our community for the common good through a focus on Education, Financial Stability, and Health- the building blocks for a good quality of life for all. The success of our anti-poverty initiatives in Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue, and Meade Counties hinges on the results of UWCK's annual fundraising campaign. The biggest barrier to increasing engagement and fundraising is having the manpower needed to coordinate efforts over 2,300 square miles with one central office and three paid staff. The Resource Development VISTA will play an important role in identifying new partnerships and volunteers who can help increase our revenue, create new relationships with businesses and nonprofits, and deepen existing collaborations in order to create long-term sustainability while assuring organizational efficiency and effectiveness.


Every VISTA who completes a full year of service receives: -A modest living stipend ($928/month paid bi-weekly) -Educational scholarship ($5,500) or cash award ($1,500) -Relocation allowance -Basic health coverage -Childcare assistance (if eligible) -Student loan forbearance or deferment for qualifying loans -Non-competitive eligibility for federal employment in the year following service -Valuable resume-building, full-time work experience


Assists Loaned Executives, Employee Campaign Coordinators, and other volunteers to support the United Way campaign. Gives presentations to community groups and attends company fundraisers. Pursues grant funding, manages corporate accounts, secures in-kind support, and seeks new revenue streams. Builds upon and assists in maintaining relationship management database to identify potential donors, volunteers, and advocates. Develops year-round engagement plan for major donors and creates Loaned Executive Program for recruiting campaign volunteers.

Experience Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in consultative selling, fundraising, and relationship management preferred. Works well in teams and is willing to learn facilitation skills to help lead volunteer committee meetings. Able to research and extract data to prepare and present reports using this information. Strong communication and leadership skills. Candidate must be flexible in order to accommodate UWCK customer availability, work well in a team setting, and be able to meet multiple deadlines throughout his/her year of service. All candidates must be self-motivated and innovative, dedicated to customer service and teamwork, effective communicators, have strong interpersonal and computer skills, and able to multi-task. All candidates will ideally hold or be working toward a Bachelor's Degree. VISTA must have own transportation but will be reimbursed for work-related travel.

Category: Campaign Staff
Date Posted: July 28, 2014
Application Deadline: September 25, 2014

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United Way of Central Kentucky
850 West Park Road Elizabethtown KY 42701