This is one of the many great positions available through the Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC):
Lutheran Volunteer Corps Service-Year
Spend a year serving at a social justice non-profit, while exploring living in community, living simply & sustainably, and exploring spirituality. We are seeking people who wish to bridge social justice in practice with social justice theory; build leadership and employable skills in social justice; and explore the LVC values of living in community, simply and sustainably, to build communication across differences.
The Lutheran Volunteer Corps is a community of faith uniting people to work for peace with justice. We pursue our mission by placing adults 21+ (“volunteers”) in full-time service positions at social-justice organizations for one or two years. All LVC Volunteers are encouraged to live into LVC’s core spiritual practices of living simply and sustainably in intentional community while serving the cause of peace with justice. LVC places Volunteers in nonprofits (placements) across the United States in Baltimore, MD; Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN; Omaha, NE; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE.
LVC Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age. LVC Volunteers come from a wide variety of faith backgrounds, and do not need to be Lutheran. As a Reconciling in Christ organization, LVC welcomes and encourages the participation of people of all gender identities and sexual orientations in all aspects of LVC.
>Full-time service position at social justice non-profit organization
>Furnished housing with internet for year-Volunteers
>Modest monthly stipend
>Health insurance, if needed
>Work-related travel reimbursement
>Community and Spirituality Mentors
>Social justice learning series (monthly program days) with experts, researchers, and practitioners
Communications and Fundraising Specialist with West End Neighborhood House, Inc.
The Communications & Fundraising Specialist will work in conjunction with the Director of Development. This position is tailored to meet the needs of the organization and Office of Development. It should be expected that duties and responsibilities will evolve to accommodate changing needs. The Communications & Fundraising Specialist will focus primarily on communications (including social media, website management, newsletters and working with the media), grant-writing, event planning and implementation, website and data management.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Create content for social media, agency e-newsletter, press releases, fundraising appeal letters, promotional materials and website to highlight customer success stories and program achievements
- Update agency website and social media accounts
- Manage West End’s donor database (Donor Perfect) to ensure that the information is updated and accurate; enter donations and process donor acknowledgements (letters)
- Assist the Director of Development in the research, preparation and submission of funding requests
- Assist Director of Development with data collection from staff to produce program reports for funders and the agency’s annual report
- Plan and execute fundraising and media-related events (such as press conferences)
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, media, communications, journalism and/or graphic design, social services or a related field, or equivalent work experience
- Ability to problem solve proactively and make decisions independently while working with a team
- Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
- Attention to detail and sense of urgency with regard to deadlines and work product
- Personable and open to meeting new people/building relationships