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211info is seeking a Southwest Washington Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member

211info is seeking a Southwest Washington Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member   We are looking for an energetic and persistent individual, committed to growing awareness of the 2-1-1 service in Southwest Washington. Promote 2-1-1 to a wide-variety of audiences through presentations, collateral material, website updates and e-communications. Use your community and relationship-building skills to create a network of partners to support the growth of this valuable service. Collect and update information about local resources. Work with dynamic organizations that are committed to breaking down barriers for folks trying to access social services. As a spokesperson you will meet a wide-variety of staff in the social service field, participate in community events and meetings. Candidates must be self-motivated, organized and detail-oriented.

  This is a 900 hour project to be completed over 9 months, approximately 20-25 hours/week, schedule is flexible. Member will be located at our partner agency: Council for the Homeless, Vancouver, Washington.   Benefits include: *       Stipend of $6,000/term of service, paid on bi-monthly schedule. (approximately $667/mo) *       Upon successful completion of a term of service, eligible members receive an education award of $2,362. The education award can be used to repay qualified student loans, for further education in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational or for trade schools. The education award is taxed in the year that it is used.

*       Loan forbearance (after successful completion of a term of service, AmeriCorps will pay a portion of the accrued interest on qualified loans, which is taxable).  

For more information about the position and the application process, visit the LINKS AmeriCorps website:  http://www.esd112.org/links/openpositions.cfm   Accepting applications until filled, however applications received by February 9th, 5pm will receive priority.  ___________________________ Jen Matheson, Outreach Manager Housing Connections &  211info 503-416-2607

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