CAREERS

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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

United Way of Lancaster County

 

FT: 211- Lebanon IR Specialist

Please send resume and cover letter to Wendy Jarrett at jarrett@uwlanc.org

 

Internships

 

We are looking for Bachelor and Master Level interns for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters to serve alongside our 211, VITA, and Community Initiatives teams. If interested in additional information, contact Deb Jones, Director of Community Initiatives.

 

AmeriCorps VISTAs (2):

Each VISTA receives a stipend of $13,000 plus their choice of an education award of $6,000 or an end-of-service stipend of $1,500.

First 10

Service Description:

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking a VISTA member to build capacity within the Lancaster County First 10 Collaboration to assist children in the county, prenatally to age eight, focusing on children living at or below 300% of the poverty level. Formerly known as P-3, First 10 work brings the focus on the first ten years of a child’s life. The VISTA will aggregate and disseminate best practices across the county, build community awareness of First 10, and work to obtain grants and be a part of funding opportunities for First 10 initiatives. The 2018-21 United Way Collective Impact Partnership, P-3 Partnership Pathways, is focusing on coordinating the curriculum between early childhood and K-12 education, as well as surrounding families with social services with an intentional focus on trauma-informed services. This focus is concentrated in seven targeted school districts: Cocalico, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, Manheim Central, Penn Manor, Pequea Valley, and School District of Lancaster with a goal of expanding to other school districts. First 10 collaborations also seek to increase program options throughout the county with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Member Duties:

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking a VISTA member to build capacity within the Lancaster County P-3 Collaboration to assist children in the county, prenatally to age eight, focusing on children living at or below 300% of the poverty level. The VISTA will aggregate and disseminate best practices across the county, build community awareness of P-3, and work to obtain grants and be a part of funding opportunities for P-3 initiatives.

The VISTA would be responsible for:

  • Researching, synthesizing, and disseminating the latest studies and best practices related to First 10 framework implementation and outcomes, STEM and literacy opportunities and connectivity from birth to 3rd grade math, science, and reading proficiency then building a research library that can be used by professionals.
  • Providing support to First 10 Coordinator, housed at Community Action Partnership, in efforts related to countywide replication and expansion of First 10 strategies & activities.

Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA

Work Schedule: Full Time

Education: Some College

Program Dates: 07/19/21 – 07/18/22

 

Refugee/Immigrant Coalition Coordinator

Service Description:

Before 2016, Lancaster County resettled more refugees in Pennsylvania than Philadelphia and Pittsburgh combined. Lancaster County is home to more than 23,000 foreign born residents, many of whom are working through past traumas from persecution, wars and natural disasters. Some have little formal education while others are highly educated. Some face discrimination in their new community. The Lancaster County Refugee and Immigrant Coalition (LCRIC) is a group of diverse stakeholders including educators, government, businesses, community leaders, residents, community organizations and faith-based groups. The Coalition leads a local movement to make Lancaster County a welcoming and inclusive community for everyone, including refugees, immigrants, migrants and the receiving community. LCRIC seeks to evolve, in a sustainable way, to further engage partners and the boarder community to collectively help refugees and immigrants to seamlessly integrate into the community and become ambassadors for other new entrants to the community. A VISTA will be paramount in these efforts. In 2020, LCRIC engaged the consulting firm “unthinkable” to facilitate a comprehensive plan to help the coalition review mission, vision and set new goals. LCRIC’s strategy is action oriented, and our new strategic blueprint is our commitment to fulfill our role as a coalition to lead integration efforts, to spotlight and emphasize client needs first, align our work with the Certified Welcoming standards of Welcoming America, and to ensure that our community understands our purpose and role as we work to build connections with the community at large.

Member Duties:

  • Develop infrastructure needed to support and sustain Coalition efforts.
  • Coordinate governance committee, action team and task force meetings.
  • Take meeting notes and post in document sharing site. * Monitor work of LCRIC’s alignment with strategic plan and goals.
  • Explore grant funding opportunities and work with LCRIC members to apply.
  • Support data collection strategies and tools for members by developing and implementing data collection methods, tools and evaluation measures for coalition activities and engagements.
  • Facilitate LCRIC’s role in the Certified Welcoming application.
  • Coordinate and facilitate collaborative meetings.
  • Represent the coalition when needed.
  • Develop an LCRIC website.
  • Monitor and contribute to LCRIC’s Facebook page.
  • Develop media materials for the public and specific audiences.
  • Develop and define the role of LCRIC Coordinator.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA

Work Schedule: Full Time

Education: Some College

Program Dates: 07/19/21 – 07/18/22

To apply to be a VISTA member, please email a cover letter specifying which United Way position you’re interested in, resumé, and three references to:

Amanda McNaughton
Member Services Coordinator
United Way of PA
amanda@uwp.org
(717) 238-7365 x206

 

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