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Fund Development Coordinator – AmeriCorps VISTA

Want to make a positive difference while sharpening your skills? Do you enjoy telling stories? Are you a good writer? Do you like the idea of working at a nonprofit and helping to make the world a better place? Haven’t decided what direction you want to take next? Talented but keep getting turned down simply because you need some experience? Have college debt or continued education you need to pay for?

This full-time, 12-month AmeriCorps VISTA position may be the perfect solution for you. Strong skills are definitely needed, but experience isn’t required. Training and resources will be provided to you. Excellent skill building and work experience is guaranteed, but opportunities for future employment aren’t guaranteed. Start date will be in late-November 2017. You must be selected and confirmed by late-October.

 

Organization:

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a youth service organization that creates and supports quality, team-based youth service opportunities in the U.S. and Canada.  YVC’s international network of programs offers 11-18 year olds the opportunity to gain skills and improve their world through volunteering. YVC mobilizes diverse teams of Youth Volunteers from across each community to complete meaningful service-learning projects that address a variety of important needs.

Our office (and free parking) is located in a beautifully restored house built in 1874 in the Quality Hill District of downtown Kansas City. YVC Headquarters staff is comprised of a small team of young (and “young-minded”) professionals who have a blast while truly making a difference. We work hard as a team and accomplish a LOT, supporting each other and setting each other up for success. You may also find us playing games such as “people on a stick” or having staff “mystery day” team building fun!  www.YVC.org

 

Responsibilities:

Be an integral part of an international youth service movement while working alongside a small but powerful, energetic team at the national headquarters office. Be responsible for securing funding for exciting, new summer YVC programs in new communities. Learn important skills in researching fund development opportunities, writing letters and grant proposals, and stewarding donors, all while helping with team projects such as the YVC Summit.   

  • Research funding opportunities in the communities where startup YVC programs will happen in summer 2018
  • Research funding opportunities nationally that will benefit YVC Headquarters
  • Reach out to corporations to request sponsorships, partnerships or donations
  • Develop and implement fundraising appeal ideas for individual donations
  • Write grant proposals to foundations
  • Follow up on funding requests for individuals, corporations, foundations, etc.
  • Ensure donor stewardship through thank you notes and project updates
  • Provide input and support on team decisions
  • Participate in team projects such as putting on the international YVC conference

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien
  • Pass all background checks
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience may be considered

 

Characteristics for a successful experience in this position:

  • Organized and able to handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Excellent ability to write persuasively and edit
  • Strong research skills
  • Outstanding communication skills – friendly, communicate well with people from a variety of backgrounds, ability to keep all stakeholders updated accurately and timely
  • Computer knowledge to accomplish the tasks above
  • Have a passion for helping youth succeed and a strong personal ethic of service

 

Compensation

  • A living allowance of $472.22 is provided every two weeks.
  • A housing reimbursement of $200 is provided at the end of each month worked.
  • Upon completion of your 12-month term, a $5,815 Education Award is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service and can be used to pay toward college loans or used for future education expenses. If you do not wish to receive the Education Award, you may instead elect to receive a smaller cash stipend of $1,800.

Benefits:

  • 10 vacation days and 10 sick days.
  • Flexibility with start and end time.
  • A safe, beautiful office downtown.
  • Free parking next door to our building.
  • Work with the most awesome team ever!

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to Chelan David at cdavid@yvc.org.  Please highlight specific experience and explain why this position is one you desire.

 

Deadline: October 11, 2017

 

Marketing Coordinator – AmeriCorps VISTA

Want to make a positive impact on the world while sharpening your skills? Do you enjoy telling stories through photos, videos and text? Are you a good writer? Do you like the idea of working at a nonprofit? Talented but keep getting turned down simply because you need some experience? Have college debt or continued education you need to pay for?

 

This full-time, 12-month AmeriCorps VISTA position may be the perfect solution for you. Strong skills are definitely needed, but experience isn’t required. Training and resources will be provided to you. Excellent skill building and work experience is guaranteed, but opportunities for future employment aren’t guaranteed. Start date will be in late-November 2017. You must be selected and confirmed by late-October.

 

Organization:

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a youth service organization that creates and supports quality, team-based youth service opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. YVC’s international network of programs offers 11-18 year olds the opportunity to gain skills and improve their world through volunteering. YVC mobilizes diverse teams of Youth Volunteers from across each community to complete meaningful service-learning projects that address a variety of important needs.

Our office (and free parking) is located in a beautifully restored house built in 1874 in the Quality Hill District of downtown Kansas City. You will be surrounded by professionals who have a blast, while truly making a difference. We work hard as a team and accomplish a LOT, supporting each other and setting each other up for success. You may also find us playing games such as “people on a stick” or having staff “mystery day” team building fun! www.YVC.org

 

Responsibilities:

Be an integral part of an international youth service movement while working alongside a small but powerful, energetic team at the national headquarters office. Be responsible for securing funding for exciting, new summer YVC programs in new communities. Learn important skills in researching fund development opportunities, writing letters and grant proposals, and stewarding donors, all while helping on team projects such as the YVC Summit.

  • Work to increase brand awareness for the YVC network:
    • Create at least 12 blog posts relevant to youth, parents, potential YVC host organizations and/or donors.
    • Create at least 10 graphics for events, social media and/or t-shirts.
    • Develop and implement a social media content calendar for support of all YVCHQ social media accounts.
    • Partner with Director of Marketing and Communications to develop a network of content producers who consistently provide stories for use in the YVC blog and other promotional material.
    • Prepare 6 donor communications including newsletters and fundraising appeals.
  • Collaborate with expansion team on their marketing efforts:
    • Develop a strategy and detailed calendar for communication with new HQ hosted sites that will enhance their programming.
    • Create at least 8 customizable press releases for HQ hosted sites to promote their programming.
    • Partner with Expansion Coordinators to develop marketing materials for support and recruitment of HQ hosted sites.
    • Using a template, create HQ hosted websites for new HQ hosted sites and recommend dynamic content for at least 8 YVC program websites.
    • Research and recommend solutions for search engine optimization (SEO) for HQ hosted websites.
    • Engage in the planning, organization, and implementation of the annual YVC Summit. Travel with the YVC Headquarters staff for up to 5 days.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for communicating directly with YVC youth across the U.S:
    • Create and implement a method for a monthly touchpoint with youth.
    • Create a strategy and implementation plan for communicating with and enhancing our YVC alumni network.
    • Provide leadership to two of YVC’s International Youth Advisory Board subcommittees.

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien
  • Pass all background checks
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent experience may be considered

 

Characteristics for a successful experience in this position:

  • Organized and able to handle multiple tasks and priorities
  • Excellent ability to write persuasively and edit
  • Strong research skills
  • Outstanding communication skills – friendly, communicate well with people from a variety of backgrounds, ability to keep all stakeholders updated accurately and timely
  • Computer knowledge to accomplish the tasks above
  • Have a passion for helping youth succeed and a strong personal ethic of service

 

Compensation

  • A living allowance of $472.22 is provided every two weeks.
  • A housing reimbursement of $200 is provided at the end of each month worked.
  • Upon completion of your 12-month term, a $5,815 Education Award is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service and can be used to pay toward college loans or used for future education expenses. If you do not wish to receive the Education Award, you may instead elect to receive a smaller cash stipend of $1,800.

Benefits:

  • 10 vacation days and 10 sick days.
  • Flexibility with start and end time.
  • A safe, beautiful office downtown.
  • Free parking next door to our building.
  • Work with the most awesome team ever!

 

Please send your resume and cover letter to Kellen Jenkins at kjenkins@yvc.org. Please highlight specific experience and explain why this position is one you desire.

 

Deadline: October 11, 2017

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