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Equity in Literacy Coordinator:
The Equity in Literacy Coordinator will recruit, train, and facilitate engagement with nonprofits, statewide organizations, school districts, and institutions of power across the state of Kansas in order to support the African American Literacy Coalition and BIPOC literacy outreach in our Kansas community. This opportunity will include a variety of duties to ensure all students across Kansas have access to books and resources that will increase literacy rates in minority demographic groups. The Coordinator will work with others to better understand literacy issues facing Kansas students and will advocate for effective policy enactment and implementation, oversee the literacy coalition, and grow community leaders through community organizing.
FULL-TIME VISTA TEAM MEMBERS
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 have questions, or you know someone who would fit the position well, contact for more information.
To apply, see descriptions below.
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 Coordinator
The Special Events Coordinator VISTA will work primarily to build Storytime Village’s capacity through coordination of special events that benefit underserved Kansas children from birth to age 8. The Special Events Coordinator will work closely with the Fundraising and Development Coordinator and Marketing and Communications Coordinator to build capacity for the organization through planning and execution of special events. Events will build community relationships and support annual fundraising efforts, while generating operational, unrestricted revenue. The event development and execution will aim to improve the low literacy rates of economically disadvantaged children in Wichita, Kansas.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
The VISTA will work closely with the Program Director to build and refine internal communication processes. This will include reviewing current internal communication practices and identifying communication challenges; researching solutions to communication challenges; presenting challenges and suggested solutions; and helping implement communication processes in the organization. The VISTA will also create a marketing plan to expand the organization’s external reach and garner more exposure for potential funding opportunities and strategic partnerships.
Fundraising and Development Coordinator
The Fundraising & Development VISTA will serve to support the expansion and function of Storytime Village during this period of growth. The Development VISTA will build the capacity of the organization through the exploration of available community resources and the creation of grant proposals. The position will also include planning fundraising and donor acknowledgment events.