|Category||Community Outreach||Job type||Full Time|
Center for Vision Health Communications Coordinator
The Center for Vision Health provides free or reduced cost routine and low vision healthcare to uninsured, under-insured and at-risk adults and children, who are low-income, indigent, working poor or homeless and cannot afford to take care of their eyes. Blindness and vision impairment are major public health problems and it has been estimated that at least half of all blindness can be prevented through timely diagnosis and treatment. Data show that more than half of adults do not seek eye care due to lack of awareness or costs. Of the roughly 4 million people residing in North Texas, over 900,000 individuals need vision correction but can't afford to pay for basic eye care. You can help us change that with your communication skills.
Member Duties : Member Duties : The Communications VISTA Coordinator will build capacity by leveraging communications efforts such as social media platforms, email, collateral and website updating. Major activities include: • Developing a schedule of relevant communications across all platforms • Promoting the online low vision store and the CVH website • Leveraging community resources to bring more patients to the existing clinic and the new clinic in South Dallas • Creating social media campaigns to increase awareness of both vision clinics. *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , $200 per month gas/food card. , Training .
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Health .
Team Work , Computers/Technology , General Skills , Leadership , Communications , Writing/Editing , Initiative , Public Health .