Maine AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
The Goodwill VISTA Partnership is a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA program that builds capacity and sustainability of nonprofits to reduce poverty in Maine communities through indirect service. VISTA members build capacity in their placement sites through volunteer management, fundraising, marketing, program design, etc. to increase services to individuals living in poverty.
FAME's statewide mission is to provide access to innovative financial solutions to help Maine citizens pursue business and higher education opportunities. Currently, only 25% of Maine adults, ages 25 to 64, hold bachelor's degrees, compared with 35% of all New Englanders. To improve Maine’s educational attainment rates, and to break the cycle of poverty in Maine, FAME administers a variety of higher education programs, including Maine’s 529 college savings program. FAME’s College Access and Financial Education team offers extensive counseling and outreach throughout the state. FAME also supports Maine's business community, by providing loan insurance and tax credits.
Our VISTA member will work also with The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy to support training initiatives and to foster statewide collaboration, and will work to promote statewide financial literacy resources through the Maine-Based Financial Education Resources. Our member will also assist with the expansion of Claim Your Future®, an interactive financial literacy game, as well as the redesign and launch of FAME’s Cash & Max Program. These programs seek to improve the financial stability of Maine citizens through education, training, and outreach. In Maine, 45% of Maine school children are eligible for free or reduced school lunch, and 24.2% of Maine children under the age of five are living in poverty.
The VISTA member will support FAME’s collaborative projects by serving as a project manager. He/she will foster communication among current and future project partners, who support a common goal with mutually reinforcing strategies and shared measurements. In addition, our member will increase statewide access to Maine’s financial literacy programs and will serve as a liaison that supports and promotes all activities of the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Our member will also help the College Access and Financial Education Team to improve access to FAME’s financial literacy programs and resources. This includes an expansion of FAME’s Claim Your Future™ Financial Education Program, and a full redesign of the Cash & Max Workbook Series. In addition, our member will work with FAME’s Financial Education Officer to collaborate with statewide partners to expand financial education in Maine schools.
- Project Management & Facilitation
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent preferred.
Interested parties should forward resume and cover letter to:
5 Community Drive, 2nd Floor
PO Box 949
Augusta, Maine 04332-0949
Phone: (207) 623-3263