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LGBT Community Engagement and Employment Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA (@ Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce)

LGBT Community Engagement and Employment Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA at Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce in Milwaukee, WI - shared by Jobs That Help as a third party

Position Title: LGBT Community Engagement and Employment Outreach – VISTA
Organization: Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders
Date: July 2021-July 2022; precise start and end dates should be clarified with Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Purpose of Position
This VISTA service member will work with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders. This VISTA will work 30-40 hours/week and the goal is to:
  • Increase the use of and enhance the effectiveness of career readiness programming and resources for LGBTQ citizens in Wisconsin.
  • Create and strengthen partnerships of businesses and organizations across the state.
  • Oversee and create career readiness programming and support at Pathfinders for youth in crisis.

Key Responsibility Area: Volunteer Management

Specific Duties:
  1. Oversee and manage the Chamber’s Workforce Development program (PRISM) in partnership with Pathfinders; including creation of job seeking preparedness resources.
  2. In conjunction with Chamber and Pathfinders, assist with community building events such a “Chamber on Tap” and “Coffee Connections”.
  3. Assist with coordination of “LGBTQ+ & Allies Career Fairs”.
  4. Facilitate creation and implementation of career readiness programming.
  5. Conducting regular communications with Chamber members and other organizations to foster and create new partnerships.
  6. Creating surveys and analyze feedback from after events, programming, or development of new career resources.
  7. Create and support programming with Pathfinders with their work with youth facing issues like homelessness, sexual abuse, mental health issues, exploitation and trafficking.
  8. Raise awareness within the state about the importance of inclusivity in the workplace and expand promotional programming.

Job Relationships:
  1. Will work with Pathfinders to bring safety and educational programming to youth in crisis in the Milwaukee area.
  2. Will work with community organizations and neighborhood programs to develop responsive career readiness programming for youth LGBTQ+ ages 12-25.
  3. Will work with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce to promote LGBT owned businesses and foster inclusivity.
  4. Will be supervised jointly by the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Pathfinders. Employee will work 15-20 hours a week with Pathfinders and 15-20 hours a week with the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber for a total of 30-40 hours per week.

Qualifications Required:
  1. Organizational skills and attention to details
  2. Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  3. Interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Ability to manage others and delegate tasks
  5. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  6. Familiarity with issues of LGBTQ+ equality
  7. Ability to read at a 12th grade level
  8. High School diploma
  9. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, G Suite, and virtual meeting software.
  10. Access to reliable high-speed Internet
  11. Reliable transportation
  12. At least 30 higher education credits (trade school, community college credit, or college credit).
  13. Work with be both virtual and in-person. Candidate must reside in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Hours per Week: 30-40 hours/week

  1. A monthly living stipend of $1,212.
  2.  Healthcare: AmeriCorps VISTA health benefit plan
  3. Student loan deferment: AmeriCorps members are eligible to postpone the repayment of qualified student loans through loan forbearance.
  4. Childcare: AmeriCorps members can receive childcare benefits if they meet the eligibility requirements.
  5. Education award after completion of service year of $6,000.