ECDC African Community Center of Denver

Business Development AmeriCorps VISTA

1 Year

Project Term: 07/09/2019 - 07/08/2020
Est. Hours: Full Time
Locations: Aurora
Denver

ECDC African Community Center of Denver (ACC) is a community-based organization whose mission is to help newcomers to the United States rebuild safe, sustainable lives in Denver after fleeing war and persecution. ACC was founded in 2001 and provides robust and comprehensive services to over 1,700 newcomers per year. Through your work at ACC, you will be part of an organization that transforms the lives of at-risk populations when they are at their most vulnerable. ACC’s location in the booming Denver metro area will give you access to all that the region has to offer, from a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities to exciting cultural events and festivals. Whether you prefer to spend your weekends rock climbing, relaxing at parks, snowboarding, walking miles of city trails, visiting museums, attending festivals, or watching professional sporting events or Broadway shows, Denver has what you’re looking for. As our VISTA, you will help us enhance economic opportunities for participants in We Made This, our sewing social enterprise and employment training program. This will be a great opportunity to hone your social enterprise and business development skills, learn about newcomer populations, and work with a diverse and fascinating staff. You will also have the opportunity to take part in all professional development trainings available to ACC staff. This project will start as soon as we are able to recruit an excellent candidate and continue for one year. We are looking for someone who is flexible, organized, able to demonstrate cross-cultural sensitivity, and excellent in written and verbal communication. Bonus points for experience working with volunteers or at-risk populations and competence in a language other than English! Sound like you? Visit our website: acc-den.org/vista and https://wemadethis.com/impactmission or reach out to Chelsea for more information (303-399-4500 x366 or chelsea@acc-den.org). Start date is flexible.

ECDC African Community Center of Denver (ECDC ACC) was established in 2001 as a program office of the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC). Over its 17-year history, ECDC ACC has served over 6,000 refugees, asylum seekers, special immigrant visa holders, and Cuban parolees.