VISTA, Korean Churches for Community Development

Posted by on April 9, 2004

[posted from Community Development Banking listserv]

KCCD Announces Openings for 26 VISTA/AMERICORPS Workers

Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD), a national faith-based organization (<a href=""></a>) announces openings for 26 Americorps*VISTA positions. VISTA?s will be placed in KCCD headquarters in Fullerton, CA as well as other faith-based and community organizations located in California, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington, DC.

About KCCD: KCCD?s mission is to maximize the capacity of the 3400 Korean American churches and other faith-based organizations primarily in the areas of affordable housing, job training, economic development and other social services in order to assist low-income individuals move from poverty to self-sustenance. Current projects include a Home Buyer Center, a financial literacy program, and capacity building program, home ownership fairs, Research Institute, VITA/EITC program and an annual conference in Washington, DC.

Responsibilities & Opportunities: VISTA workers have the opportunity to select their area of focus in fighting poverty. Program focuses include strengthening families and addressing domestic violence (Korean Healthy Marriage and Family Initiative), improving health services, developing programs for homeless (shelter) and persons with disability, help increase home ownership (Dream to Reality Homebuyer Education), improve financial literacy, expand free tax assistance programs and help develop job readiness and small business development training programs. The VISTA worker will be helping with fundraising, marketing, program evaluation and volunteer recruitment.

In addition to making a difference, VISTA members will have opportunity to develop leadership skills, build a network of contacts, and be exposed to elected offices, government agencies, businesses, community agencies, foundations, churches and media, as well gain a broad range of business and communication skills.

VISTA Position Openings: Grant Manager, Public Relations Manager, IT/Webmaster, Program Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Research Manager. Grant management, Public Relations Manager, IT/Webmaster, Program Manger, Volunteer Manager, Research Manager.

Stipend: VISTAs receive $750-$900 per month depending on state, health insurance, and after completion of the one-year service, $1,200 in cash or $4725 educational scholarship.

VISTA Eligibility: 18 years and older, and either a college graduate or someone with at least a few years of work experience and skills, a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States of America, able to commit full time for minimum one year to three years

About Americorps*VISTA: For 35 years, AmeriCorps*VISTA has been helping bring communities and individuals out of poverty. Over 120,000 AmeriCorps*VISTA members served in over 15,000 nonprofit organizations. <a href=""></a>

Qualifications: KCCD is looking for college graduates or those with comparable work experience. An organizer, a resource-builder, and a sel-starter who is interested in helping a low-income community. Strong writing skills and proficiency in Word, Access and Excel would be helpful. Good people and computer skills and ability to multi-task. Ability to speak Korean and English is helpful but not necessary. Full time with some evenings and weekends required.

If you would like to know more about these positions, please contact Jin Kim at (213) 216-7053 or (714) 879-8952 or email with your resume. <a href=""></a>

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