Position Available: Literacy Volunteers of Upshur County is seeking applicants for our 2011-2012 Americorps*VISTA position. Literacy Volunteers is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free tutoring services to adults in Upshur County with low literacy levels.Our ideal candidate is someone who: -is focused, creative, and independently-motivated. -is computer-savvy, especially with MS Office programs. -has solid writing skills.Some of the duties and responsibilities of the position include: -planning and executing fundraising projects. -lining up tutors and volunteers for various projects. -grant-writing and networking. -general office management, and the myriad duties that arise when attempting to keep a non-profit organization afloat.If you are up to the challenge, this position is exciting, fun and extremely rewardingand is an excellent way to accrue some valuable job experience and give back to theUpshur County community. The contract year will run from August 2011 to August2012 with an opportunity for renewal at the end of the contract year, making thisposition ideal for a gap year or as a starting or temporary job.Americorps*VISTA is one of the oldest national service programs in the United States; its mission isto send able volunteers to areas of the country that would benefit from their services, which aredirected largely at the eradication of poverty. For more information on the Americorps*VISTAprogram, visit www.americorps.gov or call the center to talk with our current VISTA volunteer. For more information on Literacy Volunteers or the VISTA position, contact Linda Feola at 304-472-2343 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our website at http://lvaupco.webs.com.