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Nonprofit Synergy Coordinator VISTA

Allentown, PA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

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Published on 10 Jul 2020

Expires on 10 Jul 2020

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Nonprofit Synergy Coordinator VISTA

Please consider this exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission, gain valuable work experience and receive a small living allowance all at the same time.

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has committed to a goal of increasing the number of students reading on grade level by 2022. To reach this goal we will mobilize and coordinate a host of community partners to join the movement, align their efforts, raise the quality of strategies and programs delivered and value and celebrate a collective impact with students and families. We will accomplish this goal by leveraging individual, programmatic and systemic changes intentionally brought about through the implementation of the United Way Community School Model.


An AmeriCorps VISTA assignment is a federal volunteer opportunity for which you commit to a year of service and receive a living allowance. Participants must be 18 years of age and have a combination of community service and/or equivalent college experience. They receive an end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training, a relocation allowance, a living allowance and childcare assistance if eligible. The work is full-time; VISTAs are permitted to do paid part-time work during their assignment to supplement their income. Our AmeriCorps VISTAs work closely with our community team, assignments are based in our UW office, school districts and community schools.

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Nonprofit Synergy Coordinator VISTA

The Nonprofit Synergy Coordinator VISTA will support a regional initiative to identify barriers, connect nonprofits to resources and fill capacity gaps. The VISTA member will map current nonprofit capacity-building assets in the region. This will include the following: Tracking the capacity building needs or each nonprofit organization and develop a data tracking tool to capture this information. They will create reports that will help UWGLV to assess the effectiveness of our programs. The VISTA will design and implement staff training on data tracking tool. This VISTA would also be engaged in developing trainings, workshops and events for regional non-profits, focused on expanding capacity in data and evaluation, resource development, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more. This initial three-year period of this initiative will be crucial, as it will assess the landscape and lay the groundwork for a thriving nonprofit sector in the years to come.

This assignment is full-time and requires a 1 year commitment.  The position is based with United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Interested candidates must apply through the website.

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You can also follow the application link here to receive individualized support in completing the application.


United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled