SJLI Resource and Fundraising Associate
Reports to: Urban Scholars Houston Managing Director
Status: Entry level VISTA position One year full-time position, with the possibility of a second year renewal
Overview: SJLI is dedicated to improving the education, health and well-being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training and community mobilization. We privilege the ideas, voice and leadership of our youth and community members. We envision communities where education empowers individuals to use their agency for the purpose of improving each other’s lives. We educate and empower youth and community members to identify and rectify injustice. We build capacity for individuals and communities to advocate for their needs. We train and build leaders, deliver effective programs and provide neighborhoods with resources.
We empower through education, create thriving communities and change systems. Our programs have impact. More than 1,619 high school students have been served through our Urban Scholars Program; we teach 250 Healthy Living lifestyles classes annually; and average a 94% high school graduation rate among our high school seniors. Our 100 Seeds of Change Initiative built 103 community, school, neighborhood and household gardens. We increase food security by distributing thousands of pounds of free fresh produce to families and households in Inglewood. We are also working to end the school to prison pipeline.
The ideal candidate for this position has a passion for social justice, has experience working in the fundraising and development arenas, conducting grants research and writing and preparing grant and sponsorship proposals. This ideal candidate would also have experience working in a community setting with diverse populations.
Position Summary: This position is a service opportunity in association with the AmeriCorps/VISTA Corporation for National and Community Service at the Urban Scholars program in Houston, Texas. The Resource and Fundraising Associate will work under the supervision of the Urban Scholars Houston Managing Director to identify resources in support of the program, included but not limited to development and fundraising, donor cultivation and special events. This person will also coordinate their efforts with SJLI’s Development Team and the organization’s overall fundraising efforts. This position will work both remotely and in person at the Houston Urban Scholars program office and when necessary, Houston Independent School District (HISD) school sites, when feasible.
Compensation: AmeriCorp/VISTA service members receive an Annual Living Allowance, paid bi-weekly. A healthcare benefit option is available. Service member has the option of an End of Service cash award OR Education Award toward payment of student loans. For complete list of AmeriCorp/VISTA benefits, please visit: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista
How to Apply: How to Apply: Please apply by using the link on SJLI website at https://sjli.org/get-involved/#join-our-team OR on bamboohr at https://socialjusticelearninginstitute.bamboohr.com/hiring/jobs
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