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Irvine, CA, USA

There’s an amazing feeling that comes from helping others. The more we unite community resources to support Orange County United Way’s Fund, Advocate, Collaborate, and Educate (FACE) 2024 goals, the closer we come to ensuring that everyone in Orange County receives a quality education, is financially stable, is healthy and thriving and has a place to call home. As an AmeriCorps VISTA, you have the power to make a significant impact in the lives of others in our local community and advance Orange County United Way’s FACE 2024 Income goal: to reduce the percentage of financially unstable families in Orange County by another 25%. The UpSkill OC VISTA will strengthen the capacity of UpSkill OC to increase economic opportunity for low-income residents as they move from unemployment or low-wage positions into long-term, livable wage, middle-skill occupations. Orange County United Way employee culture is based on the values: compassionate, relationships, enthusiastic, driven, and accountable. This is a great opportunity for someone to join a collaborative, supportive team, working intelligently, individually, and diligently. A successful UpSkill OC VISTA candidate is flexible, highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and emotionally intelligent with proven results. As a result of the UpSkill OC VISTA’s efforts, Orange County United Way will better understand what best practices can be adopted to enhance program impact, and how to leverage Orange County United Way and community resources to better achieve our goals. Together with your help, we will transform the lives of unemployed and underemployed residents in Orange County.

In coordination with the Senior Director of Housing and Workforce Development, the Workforce Engagement Manager and United Way staff, responsibilities include: (1) Assessment & Research - evaluating the overall effectiveness of the program; identifying promising trends and best practices for improved program effectiveness. (2) Mapping & Procedural Enhancements -identifying gaps that impact the effectiveness within the UpSkill OC ecosystem and developing processes to enhance delivery of services. (3) Marketing, Evaluation and Fund Development- support content development for marketing and outcome tracking and grant writing requests to promote visibility and transparency for program and sustainable funding (5) Engagement & Outreach - help plan, execute and support engagement and outreach opportunities that foster a sense of urgency in the community around the skills gaps and the need to create greater access to middle-skills careers for residents who are unemployed or underemployed.

Educational Background: 
Bachelor's Degree

Program development/evaluation ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Social Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Non-Profit Management . 


Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 

Job Function: 

Organization Info

United Way Worldwide

Alexandria, VA, United States
Annual Budget : 
About Us

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community's most daunting social crises.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 2 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 2 2019
Hiring Organization: 
United Way Worldwide