Employment Opportunities at CASA

Marketing and Recruitment VISTA


The following position is a one-year (September 2018-August 2019) AmeriCorps VISTA position at the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Prince George’s County in Riverdale, MD and sponsored by Strong City Baltimore.

(CASA)/Prince George’s County Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of children living in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect. With a strong commitment to diversity, CASA/ Prince George’s County trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child’s individual needs. By providing a voice to children in the foster care system, it is our goal to help children and promote the timely placement of those we serve in safe, permanent homes.

Create a professional, robust, effective marketing/recruitment program to brand CASA in the community, reach new sources for volunteers, & build capacity to serve endangered children in foster care!

The goal of this project is for the VISTA to partner with the CASA team to create a professional, robust, and effective marketing and recruitment program that strongly brands CASA in the community and allows the organization to reach new sources of potential volunteers in order to increase our capacity to serve abused and neglected children in foster care. VISTA efforts will move people out of poverty by providing advocates who will assist transition-aged youth, then create and implement a plan for successful transition to independence.

The VISTA will:
1) VISTA member will recruit at least 85 volunteers to work with abused and neglected children including reuniting families and transition-aged youth.
2) Work with special projects team to create annual Volunteer Appreciation and Retention Plan
3) Implement the Volunteer Appreciation and Retention Plan

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is not a job per se, but a full time national service opportunity. Benefits include: living allowance, relocation and child care assistance if eligible, health allowance, monthly travel reimbursement, choice of an education award or cash stipend, and non-competitive eligibility for federal employment upon completion. Preferred candidates will be at least 18 years of age, demonstrate relevant experience for the position, and exhibit professionalism, commitment to service, and leadership potential.

Strong City’s mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. For more than four decades, Strong City has secured the resources of VISTA members to build sustainable change and fight poverty in our neighborhoods. Strong City-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a solid foundation of skills they can use as a springboard for careers in government, nonprofits, education, and much more.


For more information, please contact Azure Grimes, VISTA Leader,
at agrimes@strongcitybaltimore.org or 410-387-0088.

To apply, visit: Strong City Baltimore’s Website Becoming a VISTA and click on my.americorps.gov

Application Deadline: July 31st, 2018

Start Date: September 5th, 2018 (non-negotiable)

 

It is the policy of CASA to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees based on qualifications and abilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or veteran status.