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Anchorage, Alaska

ANHC Business Development VISTA

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) Business Development VISTA will serve within two initiatives of Cultural Heritage & Education and Social Enterprise to build organizational capacity to maximize external impact. The VISTA will draft and implement business plans for the ANHC Gift Shop and other initiatives, update the external website to reflect current work, create engaging online content, and develop a robust communications strategy. Other duties include planning & developing annual fundraising events and engaging with donors & community supporters. The VISTA will directly support work that reduces barriers to resources and promotes healthy communities through cultural connection and programming

VISTA Leader with RurAL CAP

The VISTA Leader is part of a unique, positive, active Community Development team. Support the 20 member VISTA team engaged in service at partner organizations. Will conduct site visits, recruit members, organize/facilitate trainings for members and partner site supervisors, support project planning and professional development, distribute accessible and appropriate resources, track activity and success stories, generate reports, collaborate with other AK Leaders to foster statewide community/national service spirit, recruit new partner host sites, assist in troubleshooting, offer mentorship. Will work in one-of-a-kind beautiful and diverse city at the base of Chugach Mountains in Anchorage. Will learn about policy, infrastructure and Alaska Native culture. Will be involved with local conferences, working groups, trainings. Will network with AK professionals and agencies to promote partnerships, resources and new opportunities. 

Meal Service Developer VISTA

The Meal Service Developer VISTA will increase the capacity of the organization by first, participating in the planning, development, and implementation of Elder congregate meal sites. Second, by developing Elder program policies and procedures applicable to each ongoing project or program. Third, by exploring additional Elder program initiatives for growth among the Elder program and increases in services, activities and events.

Youth Services VISTA Program Coordinator

The AmeriCorps VISTA member will increase capacity of the organization by the meeting the following objectives: (1) Coordinating regional high school activities designed to introduce students to a wide variety of health and behavioral health careers; (2) Coordinating and supporting behavioral health and health care related trainings throughout the region (i.e. Youth Mental Health First Aid, teenMHFA, Adult Mental Health First Aid, QPR Suicide Prevention, Basic Life Support, Overdose Recognition and Prevention, etc.) (3) Increase presence and maintain regional partnership with school districts, health care facilities, university faculty and staff, Alaska Native organizations, etc. (4) Expand the placing of AHEC Scholars (Alaskan enrolled in Alaskan health-care programs) in rural placements.