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Youth Volunteer Corps Program Director

Looking for a summer gig? Want to expand your reach and make a positive difference in the lives of Kansas and Missouri youth? Want to be an integral part of an international youth service movement?

Position Summary:  The Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) program director will plan, recruit for, and supervise meaningful service-learning projects for youth ages 11-18 in Jefferson City, Columbia, Springfield, Joplin, Hutchinson and Wichita during the summer of 2018. The program director will work to engage youth in meaningful service.

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.  Youth Volunteer Corps is an international network of programs that 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 the community to complete meaningful service-learning projects that address a variety of important needs.

Responsibilities: Youth Volunteer Headquarters staff will train you on the following duties and will provide resources such as service-learning curriculum, data collection software, icebreaker collections, project ideas, marketing materials, direct support, and more!

  • Plan four weeks of meaningful service projects (approximately Monday-Thursday, 9 am-3 pm) engaging a different agency each week such as Habitat for Humanity, homeless shelters, community kitchens, etc.
  • Recruit 8-10 youth ages 11-18 to participate in each week of summer programming.
  • Collaborate with schools, youth, and agencies to plan service-learning projects in accordance with YVC program standards.
  • Supervise YVC projects ensuring a safe, educational, fun, and rewarding youth volunteer experience. Adhere to the Youth Protection Policy.
  • Design projects to include icebreakers, service-learning and reflection. Training and resources will be provided.
  • Collect complete and accurate data of project activities and youth volunteer involvement in a timely manner.
  • Attend at least two training days (dates flexible depending on schedule).
  • Communicate questions, concerns and accomplishments with YVC Headquarters.
  • Help plan and attend a youth volunteer recognition event.
  • Act as a role model for youth volunteers.
  • Attend a meeting with YVC Headquarters to discuss your experience and provide feedback.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien
  • Pass all background checks and adhere to Youth Volunteer Corps’ Youth Protection Policy
  • Be available to run a YVC program for at least 4 weeks of the summer
  • Have experience volunteering and working with 11-18 year-old youth
  • Be outgoing, organized, friendly and able to multitask
  • Communicate well with people from a variety of backgrounds, including at-risk youth
  • Communicate frequently, thoroughly, and efficiently with YVC Headquarters staff
  • Have a passion for helping youth succeed
  • Have basic computer knowledge
  • Own a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Be available for at least 2 training days (dates are flexible) before launching summer YVC program

Other characteristics for a successful experience in this position:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of service-learning
  • Strong personal ethic of serviceFamiliarity with the nonprofit agencies in the community
  • Compensation: $400 per week (on average 4 weeks)  will be paid out at the end of the summer

Please send your resume and cover letter to hlitwiller@yvc.org for Jefferson City, Columbia and Springfield and csmith@yvc.org for Hutchinson, Wichita and Joplin. Please highlight specific experience regarding youth service, your availability for the summer, and explain why this position is one you desire.

Deadline: January 3, 2018


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