The Grant Writer VISTA will help to attain funds to support sustainable economic development projects that increase community equity and resilience, and fight poverty on the most remote populated island in the world. The VISTA will be responsible for researching, writing, and administering grant projects, and creating sustainable systems for future grant management. Our next onboarding date is January 22nd, 2019.
Research, write, and administer grant projects:
-Familiarize yourself with organization’s programs, goals and financial needs to best speak to those desired needs
-Research and track appropriate grant opportunities
-Write and prepare grant proposals
-Keep careful records to track proposals from identification to application through to acknowledgement and reporting
Create sustainable systems for future grant management:
-Assist in the development of sustainability plans for programs’ futures
-Implement best practice processes in the area of grant writing and management
YOU SHOULD HAVE:
-Strong organizational, multitasking, and writing abilities
-Strong computer and administrative skills, including Gmail, Google Drive/Docs, Calendaring, etc.
-A warm and outgoing, aloha-first attitude
-Some exposure to, or experience in, professional writing
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
AmeriCorps VISTA is a year-long, full-time service opportunity through the Corporation for National & Community Service. You must be at least 18 to serve. Program Benefits Include:
– Bi-Weekly Living Allowance of $641.20
– Choice of $6,095 Education Award or $1,800 End of Service Stipend
-Relocation Allowance, Student Loan Forbearance, and Childcare Assistance, if eligible
-Extensive training, networking, and professional development opportunities
AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a small subsistence allowance and should evaluate their financial situation to ensure that they are able to complete the full one-year term. The CNCS provides the living allowance to cover the cost of food, housing, and other basic necessities during service. The allowance is low because a VISTA member is expected to live at approximately the same economic level as the people they serve. You may attend school or have another part-time job during service, but will be expected to work on a full-time basis in this program.