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AmeriCorps VISTA: Fundraising, Marketing, or Outreach (4 positions available)

Youth Volunteer Corps
Job Description
Posted 12/03/18  

Want to grow your leadership ability and sharpen your skills? Want to build diverse experiences in a fun, professional nonprofit setting? Need to decide what direction to take next, but still have college debt or education to pay for? 
 
“The YVC team is a lot of fun… It’s a great environment. I’m excited to go to work every day and I think that’s really special.” – Hannah, AmeriCorps VISTA member at YVC
   
The full-time, 12-month AmeriCorps VISTA positions could be right for you! Strong skills are needed, but experience isn’t required; training and resources will be provided. VISTA members receive professional development and experience, but opportunities for future employment aren’t guaranteed. Multiple positions are available at YVC, and candidates may apply for more than one position. 
 
VISTA members begin on predetermined orientation dates and will be hired approximately 3 weeks prior to their start date. Upcoming orientation start dates are: January 22, February 4, and February 19.
 
Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is headquartered in Kansas City, with service programs for young people ages 11-18 in the U.S. and Canada. We create volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service. Since 1987, YVC has engaged over 300,000 youth volunteers in over 5 million hours of service to their communities – and we want more! 
 
YVC is seeking organized, ambitious, creative professionals to serve on its AmeriCorps VISTA team. VISTAs at YVC provide the support for its newest growth strategy: launching, growing, and sustaining YVC programs in Kansas and Missouri. 
 
Location and Culture: YVC’s national headquarters is located in a beautifully restored historic home in the Quality Hill District of downtown Kansas City. Here you’ll find energy, enthusiasm, and loyalty to the idea that youth service can change the world. This team believes any community with a youth willing to serve is one where YVC belongs, and the Community Outreach Coordinator will help bring this dream to life in Kansas, Missouri, and beyond. 
 
Available Positions & Duties 
There are 3 VISTA opportunities with 4 available positions:
 
  • Community Outreach Coordinator (2 positions): Community Outreach Coordinators conduct community outreach, support program directors, schedule and help plan YVC service projects, and support youth volunteer recruitment. This member reports to the Director of Program Impact.
  • Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator (1 position): The Marketing & Recruitment Coordinator grows brand awareness while developing and implementing volunteer recruitment strategies at YVC programs in Missouri and Kansas. This member reports to the Director of Program Impact.
  • Fund Development Coordinator (1 position): The Fund Development Coordinator researches fund development opportunities, writes letters and grant proposals, and conducts donor stewardship activities. This member reports to the Director of Development.
To see full job descriptions and details, visit: https://www.yvc.org/about-us/careers/vista/ 
 
Minimum qualifications:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident
  • Pass all background checks
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience may be considered
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
 
Ideal YVC VISTA Candidates have:
  • Creative thinking, leadership, and strategic vision 
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • An outgoing, independent, and ambitious spirit
  • A happy heart with a resiliency to changing situations and ambiguity
  • A sense of urgency that drives organization, prioritization, and reliability 
 
AmeriCorps VISTA Member Compensation:  
  • A living allowance of $472.22 is provided every two weeks.
  • Upon completion of 12-month term, CNCS provides a $6,095 Education Award for college loans or future education expenses. Those without loans or plans for future education can receive a smaller cash stipend of $1,800, in lieu of the Education Award.
 
AmeriCorps VISTA Member Benefits: 
  • $200 housing reimbursement at the end of each month
  • 10 vacation days and 10 sick days
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Relocation or settling-in allowance (if moving 50+ miles for service)
  • Federal student loan forbearance and deferment
  • Healthcare, childcare, and other benefits available
 
Please send your resume and cover letter to Amanda Moser at amoser@yvc.org. Please highlight specific experience and explain why this position is one you desire.  
 
Deadline: Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until candidates are placed. 
VISTA members begin on predetermined orientation dates and will be hired approximately 3 weeks prior to their start date. Upcoming orientation start dates are: January 22, February 4, and February 19.
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