Senior Healthy Walking Coordinator VISTA

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Address:

Reno, NV
United States

Job Category:

Volunteer Opportunity

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

The Senior Healthy Walking Coordinator VISTA will be an essential member of the team at the Center for Healthy Aging (CHA). Collaborating closely with the CEO and Program Officer/Education Director of CHA and the Reno Senior Citizen Advisory Committee, this person will identify and develop partnerships, financial sponsorships, volunteer recruitment, and marketing strategies to develop the Senior Healthy Walking Program.  

The mission of the Center for Healthy Aging (CHA) is to develop and provide innovative, effective, and efficient programs that are easily accessible and designed to improve the quality of life for elders by helping them maintain independence within their community. We do this primarily by integrating public, private, and philanthropic resources to help educate and train caregivers, enhance wellness, and provide models of care that demonstrate efficiencies and cost savings while improving the quality of life for elders. CHA is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was incorporated in 2008.

Service Location:

Reno, NV

Timeline for Service:

June 5, 2017 – June 4, 2018

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop a new Senior Healthy Walking Program;
  • Review use of current City of Reno, Washoe County, and other facilities to implement a Senior Healthy Walking Program;
  • Research programming and fundraising strategies of similar programs across the country;
  • Create new fundraising development materials including grant proposals;
  • Develop and implement a traditional and social media outreach plan to educate the public on the Senior Healthy Walking Program;
  • Collaborate with the Reno Senior Citizen Advisory Committee to develop and evaluate the Senior Healthy Walking Program.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to CHA’s mission and vision;
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Exceptional writing skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and research skills;
  • High degree of initiative and spirit of service;

Preferred:

  • experience in working with the senior community;
  • experience using social media and traditional media as tools for marketing and outreach.

AmeriCorps VISTA:

Center for Healthy Aging’s Senior Healthy Walking Program Coordinator VISTA is funded by the Corporations for National and Community Service and will serve within the AmeriCorps VISTA program. AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. To learn more about the AmeriCorps programs visit americorps.gov.

Compensation:

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $980/month and health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,730.00 or post-service stipend of $1,500.00 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $550 may also apply if they are moving.  

 

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to CEO Dr. Larry J. Weiss at larryjweiss@gmail.com

Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov. Search for “Senior Healthy Walking Coordinator.”

Email or call CEO, Larry Weiss at 775.376.3210 or larryjweiss@gmail.com for more information.

Position Start Date:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Job Duration:

Temporary

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to CEO Dr. Larry J. Weiss at larryjweiss@gmail.com

Applications are also accepted through AmeriCorps.gov. Search for “Senior Healthy Walking Coordinator.”

Email or call CEO, Larry Weiss at 775.376.3210 or larryjweiss@gmail.com for more information.

Job Compensation:

Scholarship

Stipend

Compensation Information:

In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance of $980/month and health benefits during their service and have the option of receiving a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,730.00 or post-service stipend of $1,500.00 after completing their service. A relocation travel allowance of no less than $550 may also apply if they are moving.  

Contact Name:

Larry Weiss

Contact Phone:

775-376-3210

Contact Email:

larryjweiss@gmail.com