Ionia County Intermediate School District's mission is to "cooperate and provide services & leadership as a partner with its local districts, public & private agencies, other ISDs, the Department of Education, & higher education, to deliver quality teaching & learning to students & staff. The goals are to:
Provide students with comprehensive, multifaceted, & integrated supports that are accessible, timely, & strength-based
Involve families, fellow students, educators & community members as integral partners in the provision of a supportive, respectful learning environment; &
Integrate the human & financial resources of public & private agencies to create caring communities at each school. Full-time VISTA members will focus on early childhood education, school readiness & basic needs in Ionia & Montcalm counties. VISTA members will be trained to research, identify and write grants that support early childhood education, K-12 school readiness and educational basic needs. Examples of possible activities are:
Partner with agencies to build a trauma initiative team to become a trauma informed & responsive community.
Partner with Great Start to Quality to increase provider participation in quality rating system
Identify funding sources/writing grants to support the work in early childhood education, K-12 school readiness and educational basic needs
Coordinating fundraising events with partners
Collecting & sharing data on programming and its impact
Organizing/hosting events with partners at the ISD & other locations for administration, teachers & students centered on educational best practices. Skills needed include: strong writing ability, MS Office Suite, project planning, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, community-building, knowledge of early childhood education and training on trauma would be helpful.
Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :
Education . Skills :
Computers/Technology , Team Work , Recruitment , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Social Services , Community Organization , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing , Non-Profit Management , Counseling , Education , Leadership , Teaching/Tutoring , Communications .