Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lowcountry
Position: Development & Marketing Americorps Vista Volunteer Member
Location: North Charleston, South Carolina
Experience: The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry (BBBSL) Development & Marketing Americorps VISTA Member will receive meaningful, career-building work experience in the nonprofit fundraising and marketing fields while also gaining deep satisfaction knowing s/he is building capacity for a critical local mission.
Compensation: The Member will receive a modest living allowance ($12,700 annually) and health coverage throughout the service term. Upon completion of the service year, the Member will be eligible for an educational stipend of approximately $6,000 or a cash stipend of approximately $1,800. Click HERE for full details.
The BBBSL Development & Marketing AmeriCorps VISTA Member will join a fast-paced social change organization. S/he have an opportunity to learn, create and implement best practice systems to manage BBBSL fundraising events. S/he will serve as a key member of several event planning committees igniting volunteer support. S/he will also have an opportunity to create and implement a competitive, millennial-focused, and inclusive digital media plan for use on social media streams and web site.
Beyond a desire to improve the world through service, our ideal candidate will have:
• A degree in Hospitality, Marketing, English/Communication, or other relevant field OR a minimum of two (2) years transferrable work experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills • Strong time management, prioritization and administrative abilities, and comfort working independently
• A can-do attitude, creative problem-solving skills and be biased toward action
• Ability to produce high-quality output within specific time constraints
• Proficiency with social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
While not required, we will give preference to candidates with:
• Lived experience similar to the children we serve
• Event planning experience
• Video and graphic design experience/skills
Our Member will work at BBBSL headquarters located in North Charleston, SC and will follow the BBBSL work schedule. Typical hours are 9:00 – 6:00 Monday through Friday with a lunch break. Intermittent work on occasional evenings and weekends is to be expected. This is a full-time volunteer position from June 8, 2020 to June 8, 2021.
The AmeriCorps VISTA position is provided through the Charleston Area Service Collaborative sponsored by City of Charleston, Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth & Families. The VISTA Member will have an opportunity to meet and interact with other members throughout the Charleston region. BBBSL is an independent affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It has a mission to ignite the power and promise of youth by creating and supporting meaningful one-to-one matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). For more information, visit. www.bbbslowcountry.org.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “VISTA” in subject line. Feel free to call 843.501.2779 to ensure we received your application or for more information.
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