AmeriCorps VISTA Opening: Manchester Continuum of Care Coordinator


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The Manchester Continuum of Care is a network of social service providers located in Manchester, New Hampshire whose work impacts the lives of homeless individuals and families. Through mutual collaboration and information sharing, the Manchester Continuum of Care ensures that homeless individuals and families in the city are provided with a seamless array of services needed to rapidly end their homeless experience. Families in Transition, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide safe, affordable housing and comprehensive supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless, currently serves as the lead agency for the Manchester Continuum of Care. The Manchester Continuum of Care Coordinator’s office will be located at Families in Transition, however, the Coordinator’s work will be in collaboration with the many agencies who make up with Manchester Continuum of Care. The Families in Transition Program places VISTAs across the state, with the goal of improving the quality of life for the most disadvantage members of our community. The program is organized and run by Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit providing housing and services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Manchester and Concord New Hampshire.

Member Duties : The primary goal of this VISTA is to improve access to housing and services for homeless individuals in Manchester by cultivating clear partnerships among service providers, recruiting volunteers and advocates, structuring new initiatives and increasing funding available for homeless services. The Coordinator will work closely with the chair of the Manchester Continuum of Care to organize and manage all activities of the Continuum, some of which include organizing all MCoC meetings, organizing community trainings on appropriate homeless related topics, maintaining and updating MCoC website and social media accounts, leading the annual Point-in-Time count of homelessness, and other duties as specified in the Volunteer Assignment Description.

Program Benefits :
Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training .

Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time .

Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Housing .

Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills .


Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
Program: FIT VISTA Program Manchester Continuum of Care Coordinator
Program Start/End Date: 08/02/2011 – 08/02/2012
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education level: College graduate
Age Requirement: Minimum: 18  Maximum: None
Program Locations: NEW HAMPSHIRE Boston
Accepting Applications: From 04/25/2011  To  06/01/2011
Pamela Punsky
122 Market Street
Manchester NH 03101
Listing ID 40668