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Storytime Village partners with AmeriCorps VISTA to build capacity for our organization and expand current efforts to address the literacy issue in our community. 

Below are descriptions of the positions we are looking to fill. If you are interested, or you know someone who would fit the position well, contact priscabarnes@storytimevillage.org for more information. 

To apply, visit nationalservice.gov

Education Programs Coordinator

This VISTA will assess curriculum, materials, and administrative policies and procedures for Storytime Village's RISE program to help improve the quality of the literacy program; Evaluate and improve recruitment and registration systems for parent workshops and literacy mentor training to increase the number of parent and mentors receiving literacy services in Wichita, KS; evaluate volunteer coordination policies and procedures to increase the number of volunteers and to improve the training and support structures; Conduct capacity building research to support the creation of new curriculum for the Literacy Champions program.

Special Events and Marketing Coordinator

The Special Events and Marketing VISTA will support Storytime Village's annual fundraising efforts through event planning and marketing. Event support will include heading up new events, including the annual fundraiser. The VISTA member will also support the organizations other events including our Literacy Festival, Dia de Los Ninos/Libros- Hispanic Literacy Celebration, Hoops 4 Literacy, and Cookies with Santa. The VISTA member will also support the expansion of Storytime Village's marketing efforts which will include the restructure of our website, social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram), and develop a quarterly newsletter.

Outreach Coordinator

The Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help plan, schedule, coordinate, and evaluate Storytime Village's educational and community outreach events and programs. Programs include author readings and signings, books drive, camps, school assemblies, workshops, Storytime Village The Show programs, and more, promoting and fostering lifelong learning and outreach activities for individuals, families, organizations, and communities. The Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help to manage all aspects of the events from planning and creating actionable timelines, technical arrangements, to attending events to ensure all pieces are running as planned.

Programs Coordinator

This VISTA member will strengthen and expand existing programs by creating tools and documents to help build organizational capacity in the present and future. The programs coordinator will develop education programs that are designed with the support of teaching artists and curriculum specialists to enhance the potential of educational programs to reach and make an impact in the lives of low-income students in Title I schools in Wichita, KS. As programs coordinator, the VISTA member will be involved in planning and program activities as well as collaborating to implement a schedule for all programs. The programs in which this VISTA member will be involved include but are not limited to: LEAP (Literacy, Entrepreneurship and the Arts Project), the Children's Book Institute, and Literacy Champions. The programs coordinator will organize and prepare materials for these educational programs.

Early Literacy Outreach Coordinator

The Early Literacy Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help plan, schedule, coordinate, and evaluate Storytime Village's educational and community outreach events and programs in 5 Kansas communities, Junction City, Kansas City, Lawrence, and Topeka, and Wichita. Programs include author readings and signings, books drive, camps, school assemblies, workshops, Storytime Village The Show programs, and more, promoting and fostering lifelong learning and outreach activities for pre-k- 3rd-grade students, families, organizations, and communities. The Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help to manage all aspects of the events from planning and creating actionable timelines, technical arrangements, to attending events to ensure all pieces are running as planned.

Hispanic/Latino Outreach Programs Coordinator

Storytime Village's plans are aligned with Americorps VISTA's goal for the eventual sustainability of the VISTAs. The goal of the organization is to also absorb the VISTA's functions.

VISTA Leader

Enhance VISTA project success and sustainability by facilitating the VISTA team, supporting team members in their work, and working in partnership with the VISTA project supervisor on project management tasks.

Storytime Village, Inc.

P.O. Box 21104

Wichita, KS 67208 

(316) 350- 4511

Office Location

Urban Preparatory Academy

2821 E 24th St N 

Wichita, KS 67219

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