United Way Community Impact Coordinator

Position Summary

Position details

Term Date: Flexible Start Dates for Year-Long Position
Location: Augusta, ME
Focus Area: Age Friendly, Asylum Seeker Support, Community Outreach, Economic Development, Poverty, Public Health

Want to work right out of Maine’s Capitol city’s thriving downtown? Come join our team at United Way of Kennebec Valley and support our over 58 different nonprofit partner programs!

United Way of Kennebec Valley (UWKV) is a nonprofit organization focused on improving the health, education, and financial stability of all 29 communities in Kennebec County. Since 1955, the organization has been combining forces with nonprofits, businesses, school systems, government agencies and individual donors to address our area’s most pressing challenges. UWKV partners with 58 local programs to provide a better quality of life for people experiencing emergencies, hardships and personal challenges in our communities. In 2022, more than 31,000 local people received assistance from UWKV programs and initiatives, which translates into supporting one out of every four people in Kennebec County. UWKV has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to become a critical community convener. The organization mobilizes local partners and supporters to help people succeed, expand opportunities available in the area and accomplish greater things together. UWKV’s goal is to create long-lasting change in communities by addressing the underlying causes of the challenges residents face in the region. It takes everyone in the community to step up and LIVE UNITED, creating a brighter future for Kennebec County.

The AmeriCorps member will increase capacity for community impact work at United Way of Kennebec Valley by supporting Impact2032, a ten-year, county-wide effort to work towards goals under a shared vision for health, education, and financial stability, participating in efforts around UWKV’s Day of Caring with over twenty elementary, middle, and high schools across Kennebec County, improving and expanding upon volunteer management strategies through internal systems and external online platform, and assisting the creation of Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) in Kennebec County.

Benefits

  • Bi-Weekly Living Allowance of $877/Biweekly
  • Relocation Allowance of $750 plus $.40 per mile (for those moving more than 50 miles)
  • Health Benefits
  • Childcare Reimbursement if Eligible
  • Student Loan Forbearance for eligible federal loans (interest paid by AmeriCorps)
  • SNAP Eligibility (depending on financial situation)
  • Training and Professional Development
  • Life Navigator (on-staff licensed counselor for members)
  • Choice of Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($7300) or an end-of-term bonus ($1800) upon term completion
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility for federal employment for one-year post-term

*Individuals are limited to two full Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards in their lifetime

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Organization

United Way of Kennebec Valley

Augusta, ME

Goodwill VISTA Partnership

The Goodwill VISTA Partnership works to reduce poverty in communities across Maine and New Hampshire through indirect service, such as creating and running programs, fundraising and grant writing, communications work, increasing social media presence, recruiting volunteers, as well as assisting with community assessments, among other projects. Focus areas of partner agencies include public health, food security, environmental justice, educational support, youth development, housing, and more!