MercyCorps Northwest

The Economic Prosperity team at Unite Oregon is hiring an AmeriCorps member to serve as the Economic Prosperity Organizer.

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Unite Oregon is a statewide organization headquartered in Portland, OR. Led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, we work across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice. Our community is located in Oregon’s largest and most diverse city. The VISTA member placed at our organization will support the East Portland Community Prosperity (EPCP) Initiative to build wealth for low-income immigrants, refugees, and people of color. AmeriCorps VISTA members perform only indirect service; interaction with clients will be limited and the member will spend the majority of their time in an office setting. However, the Unite Oregon VISTA member will play a dynamic role ending poverty by building capacity for a workforce training program and small business incubator as part of the EPCP to provide financial empowerment opportunities and connect low-income immigrants, refugees, and people of color to living-wage jobs in traditional and emerging sectors. The VISTA member will support the continuation of the EPCP initiative by modeling implementation of a workforce development program, expanding partnerships, piloting the application of a business coaching program model, and building capacity for fundraising efforts to maintain sustainability. As a Unite Oregon VISTA member you will be part of a larger cohort of AmeriCorps VISTA members serving throughout Oregon and Washington State and coordinated by Mercy Corps Northwest. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Selections for this role are made on a rolling basis.

Member Duties : The Unite Oregon VISTA member will reduce poverty for low-income community members who identify as immigrants, refugees, and people of color by supporting the continuation of the East Portland Community Prosperity initiative. Major tasks include expanding private and public partnerships by developing outreach materials, piloting the application of a business coaching program model, and building sustainability of fundraising efforts through grant writing. VISTA members serve their communities through indirect service. While the programs you will develop will endure for years, you will have limited interaction with our clients and be based in an office setting.
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible

Program Type:

AmeriCorps VISTA

Unite Oregon Economic Prosperity Organizer – MCNW

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  –   08/15/2022

Work Schedule
Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations

Accepting Applications
From  05/14/2021  To  07/09/2021 

Lynn Renken
43 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland   OR   97204


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