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Fund Development Coordinator VISTA Year 1
Accepting applications 9/22/2021 through 10/21/2021
The VISTA will raise the profile of the Re-Entry Solutions organization which builds sustainable partnerships between local employers, local institutions of higher education, the community and the surrounding parishes to increase charitable contributions and improve donor relations throughout Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Evangeline, Grant, Lasalle, Natchitoches, Rapides and Vernon parishes to fund services offered to adults recently released from incarceration. To develop a plan for funding stability and growth which will serve to enhance and maintain the organization's goals and objectives. Additional funding opportunities will be pursued and acquired through local, state, regional and national foundations both public and private, federal, state, and local government, civic groups, and businesses.
The VISTA member will work to alleviate poverty by researching and pursuing funding that will serve to benefit our members through providing resources to the organization. In addition, the VISTA will increase our visibility in the community leading to increased funding and community partnership opportunities to help our members gain access to employment, housing and other resources, increasing their self-sufficiency and reducing the odds of recidivism. Successful applicants will have passion for the VISTA experience, effective written and verbal communication skills, experience working in nonprofits or public agencies, excellent organizational and creative problem-solving capabilities, emotional intelligence, and project and time management skills. This position requires collaboration, flexibility, and adaptability.
***To be eligible for this position, candidates must commit to serve full-time for one year with Re-Entry Solutions.*** Re-Entry Solutions’ mission is to work with existing community resources while developing new opportunities to break the cycle of return to incarceration. The VISTA will work closely with the Workforce Development Coordinator to increase available funding needed to continue the work of helping ex-offenders access employment, services, and educational opportunities in the seven parishes included in our service area. The VISTA member will serve as part of a cohort of VISTA members working to provide second chances in Central Louisiana.