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Events and Communications Assistant - AmeriCorps and LiftFund

Laredo, Texas
   
  
AMERICORPS MEMBER POSITION description 

 
Member Full Name:
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Site Location: Laredo
Member Position Title: Events & Communications Assistant Start Date: February 1, 2022
Program: LiftFund AmeriCorps Program Living Allowance: $16,000
Term of Service: Full-time, 1700 hours Supervisor: Martha Zurita, LiftFund VP of Communications
 
Program purpose:
LiftFund’s AmeriCorps program aims to help strengthen low-income BIPOC entrepreneurs, their financial well-being, and support community development in the cities they serve. The program serves small business owners impacted by COVID-19 in Alabama and Texas by meeting them where they are through services that are responsive to their unique needs, values, and preferences to strengthen their financial well-being. This position will support LiftFund’s community development efforts through events and communication initiatives that will help the program reach the most in-need small business populations and generate interest in LiftFund services.   
 
Description of duties:
  • Support end-to-end event planning, including logistics, promotion, and execution to grow the knowledge base of entrepreneurs and community in business management and community development
  • Develop and manage event timelines and run of show documents
  • Monitor and update the organization’s education event schedule
  • Manage communications with event team members, speakers, and other organizers as needed
  • Collaborate with internal departments, community partners, contractors and vendors
  • Manage internal event technology and serve as the expert for configuration, testing and execution
  • Collaborate on the development of event promotion and strategy
  • Work with designated team to develop and customize virtual event registration and landing pages
  • Provide expert training to designated team as needed to help address platform issues before, during and after events
  • Generate, download and assess event reports, and make recommendations accordingly
  • Support the development of content to secure registrations and engage with attendees post-event
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
-United States citizen, a United States national, or a lawful permanent resident alien
-17 years or older at the start of service
-High school diploma or its equivalent (or must agree to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent)
-Not have dropped out of elementary or secondary school to enroll as an AmeriCorps participant
-Agrees to provide information to establish eligibility and to complete
-National Service Criminal History Check

 
It would be great if you had:
-A passion for economic and community development
-The ability to work independently and as a team
-Demonstrated problem solving skills
 
Benefits:
-$6,495 Education Award received upon successful completion of their term of service
-$16,000 Living Allowance (before taxes)
-Health care, if applicable
-Childcare coverage if the member qualifies
-Student loan forbearance for eligible loans
 
Time Requirements
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

No more than 20 percent of the aggregate of all AmeriCorps member service hours in our program, as reflected in the member enrollments in the National Service Trust, may be spent on education and training activities.
Orientation and Training
Member orientation will cover topics such as LiftFund's mission, organizational structure, Business Action Plan, financial literacy tools, intake and post-evaluation forms, confidentiality policies, member benefits, data collection and research methods, and the roles and responsibilities of each AmeriCorps member. Learning will be ongoing.
Evaluating and Reporting
LiftFund will conduct and keep a record of at least a midterm and an end-of-term written evaluation of each member’s performance. The end-of-term evaluation will address, at a minimum, the following factors:
 
1. Whether the member has completed the required number of hours
2. Whether the member has satisfactorily completed assignments
3. Whether the member has met other performance criteria that were clearly communicated at the beginning of the term of service.

The member understands that to complete the term of service successfully and to be eligible for the education award, he/she must complete the duration of their service (1700 hours) and satisfactorily complete all assignments, tasks, or projects and all required timesheets and data collection reports.

Applications will only be accepted through the AmeriCorps Portal and must be received by January 31, 2022.

Click here to register in the AmeriCorps portal and apply for the Events & Communications Assistant position.
 
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