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We currently have two positions open:

Expansion Coordinator

AmeriCorps VISTA

Want to make a positive difference while sharpening your skills? 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 mid-September 2017, but you must be selected and confirmed by mid-August.

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 downtown KC near a park. 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!

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 setting up new summer YVC programs for 2018 where they don’t currently exist. Research communities and youth service supporters. Plan service projects for new YVC programs.  Assist with hiring program leaders. Train and equip youth leaders with service-learning curriculum, data collection software, icebreaker collections, project ideas, marketing materials, etc. Recruit youth for meaningful service-learning projects. Visit projects happening at the new program locations and provide support to them during summer activities.

 Pre-Summer 2018:
  • Collaborate with schools, youth, and nonprofit agencies to plan service-learning projects in accordance with YVC Program Standards.
  • Assist in the hiring process for youth leaders of new programs.
  • Recruit Youth Volunteers from a variety of sources to serve on those projects.
Summer 2018:
  • Plan meaningful service projects to engage a different nonprofit agency each week such as Habitat for Humanity, homeless shelters, community kitchens, etc.
  • Design projects to include icebreakers, team builders, service-learning and reflection.
  • Recruit 10-12 youth ages 11-18 to participate in each week of summer programming.
  • Collect complete and accurate data of project activities and youth volunteer involvement in a timely manner.
  • Ensure YVC projects are a safe, educational, fun, and rewarding youth volunteer experience.
  • Be a liaison for program leaders and YVC Headquarters staff by communicating questions, concerns, expectations, and accomplishments.
  • Help plan Youth Volunteer recognition.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien
  • Pass all background checks
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 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
  • Outstanding communication skills – friendly, communicate well with people from a variety of backgrounds, not afraid to reach out by phone to make connections, 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 Amanda Moser at amoser@yvc.org.  Please highlight specific experience and explain why this position is one you desire.

Deadline:

August 14, 2017

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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 mid-September 2017, but you must be selected and confirmed by mid-August.

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 downtown KC near a park. 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!

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
  • 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 Amanda Moser at amoser@yvc.org.  Please highlight specific experience and explain why this position is one you desire.

Deadline:

August 14, 2017

Youth Volunteer Corps, 1025 Jefferson St., Kansas City, MO 64105

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