Join ONE|NB as an AmeriCorps VISTA in the fall!

By June 12, 2019Press & Events

Home. The four-letter word that can make all the difference in the world. Join ONE|NB to help individuals overcome barriers to financial and housing stability through counseling and education.

About our organization:

ONE|NB focuses on sustainable community revitalization achieved through affordable housing development, financial literacy counseling and education, homeownership promotion, health equity programming, targeted community-building projects, and resident engagement/leadership development. These efforts are 100% essential to the communities that we serve, especially considering that many Rhode Island residents, like other Americans, struggle with financial challenges such as substantial student loan debt, credit card debt, bad credit, and insufficient savings. This economic insecurity further compounds residents’ ability to maintain high quality of life due to the limited availability of affordable housing. In 2018, more than 145,000 Rhode Island households (35%) were housing cost-burdened, spending more than 30% of their income on housing. ONE|NB is part of a national program in which VISTAs will be placed at community-based organizations (NeighborWorks Organizations or NWOs) around the country. Working together through NeighborWorks America, more than 80 VISTAs will build on a 30-year track record of working with communities to spur reinvestment and bring program expertise, research, and infrastructure support to maximize and replicate successful strategies. The VISTAs will help build the capacity of NeighborWorks organizations (NWOs) to stabilize communities and protect and build personal and community assets in low- and moderate-income communities.

About the position:

The Financial Opportunity Program Associate at ONE|NB will primarily help to develop new systems and initiatives to strengthen and broaden the impact of existing financial literacy and homebuyer education and counseling services. The ultimate goal of this work is to improve the financial literacy and housing insecurity of individuals residing in extremely low-, low-, and moderate-income households in Rhode Island.

Member Duties:

The NeighborWorks VISTA will support the research and development of new systems and initiatives to strengthen and broaden the impact of these services. Specifically, the NeighborWorks VISTA will help to develop/implement the following: • Online first-time homebuyer course •              New line of business to provide financial literacy and homeownership education and counseling as an employee benefit for local businesses •  New CRM software • Diversified funding stream for the financial opportunity department •    Performance management system

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,    Relocation Allowance ,   Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,             Living Allowance

Interested individuals please mail a resume to Allyson Plantz, Chief of Staff, at plantz@onenb.org before June 28th. Visit the AmeriCorps job listing for more information.

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