Fields: international relations, economics, political science, job training, poverty
Location: Fremont, Ohio
About the Organization: In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Congress of the United States proclaimed a national “War on Poverty” by enacting the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. President Johnson solidified his commitment to forging new opportunities for the poor in the United States by mobilizing financial and human resources to eliminate poverty. To assist in fighting his “War on Poverty”, local Community Action Agencies (CAAs) were created to provide a wide range of human services at the community level to help individuals build self-sufficiency and rise out of poverty. CAAs are locally controlled organizations whose purpose is to reduce poverty and to help low-income people become self-sufficient.
WSOS is a private, nonprofit Community Action Agency. The core funding for CAAs comes from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), which was created in 1981 by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act. WSOS is one of 52 CAAs in Ohio and one of about 1,000 CAAs nationwide. WSOS provides services to income-eligible individuals and families of all ages.
About the Position:
- Assist Program Specialist with grant applications and fundraising initiatives to maintain and increase funding of the Great Lakes Consortium (GLC), Community Development Department programs.
- Assist with collection of all necessary documentation from fellows (surveys, daily logs, etc.) for implementation of the Professional Fellows Program.
- Assist with coordination of information between WSOS and GLC partner organizations, host families, and other stakeholders.
- Develop newsletters, social media pages and posts, brochures and other publications related to the work of the Great Lakes Consortium.
- Travel within the US and internationally with delegations as needed, including to Department of State Professional Fellows Congress and other training events.
- Assist with event planning, meeting logistics, travel logistics, and all other aspects of international visitors’ delegations, including advances and reconciliations.
- Assist with identifying and maintaining relationships with host organizations for placement of international visiting professional fellows and interns based on relevant topics.
- Assist with maintaining relationships with GLC partner organizations and stakeholders in the U.S. and abroad.
- At least an associate’s degree in international relations, political science, economics, business administration, public administration or related field.
- Experience assisting international visitors and individuals who use English as a second language.
- Experience with/knowledge of international travel.
- Experience in working with word processing, spreadsheet, internet, database, and management information systems software, up to 1 year writing skills required
- Prefer experience with publishing software and/or graphic design and experience writing grants.
Estimated Salary: $15.40 – $21.55/hour
Deadline: September 16, 2018 12:00 noon
WSOS Community Action Commission