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As an AmeriCorps member in the VISTA program, you will join Storytime Village to help improve literacy for underserved Kansas children. Through activities such as fundraising, grant writing, research, and volunteer recruitment, you will gain professional experience and leadership skills. This opportunity prepares you for a life of service in the public, private, or nonprofit sector.
Below are descriptions of the positions we are looking to fill. If you are interested, or you think you know someone who would fit the position well, contact email@example.com for more information.
Storytime Village is now searching for individuals for the year-long VISTA program. Applicants will have the opportunity to develop transferable skills and obtain valuable work experience as well as receive benefits, including health insurance and childcare, and an educational stipend awarded at the end of service. These positions are full-time and will begin June 6, 2022 and end June 6 2023.
Below are descriptions of the positions we are looking to fill. If you are interested, or think you know someone who would be, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The VISTA Leader will help to expand and enhance current projects and sustainability by recruiting VISTA members. VISTA Leaders will also develop and implement trainings for members, maintain regular communication with them, track weekly reports, promote member success stories, and assemble data for reporting. The VISTA Leader will help build capacity for Storytime Village by supporting the activities of the VISTA members who are working to improve literacy rates in Kansas. Candidate must have completed one year of service as a VISTA to qualify.
Education Programs Coordinator
The VISTA member will plan, coordinate, and oversee team members and volunteers for various Storytime Village programs and projects. They will also help to revise policies, procedures, and documents to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of Storytime Village’s educational programming.
The Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help plan, schedule, coordinate, execute, 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.
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 work with Storytime Village’s fund development team to build the capacity of the organization through the exploration of available community resources and the creation of grant proposals. The position will also include a supporting role in planning fundraising and donor acknowledgment events.
Early Literacy Outreach Coordinator
The VISTA will establish connections and create an outreach plan for their community site, including author readings and signings, book drives, camps, school assemblies, workshops, Imagine Learn Grow programs, and more: all to encourage a lifelong love of reading for pre-K through 3rd grade students. The VISTA will plan and execute the outreach schedule through coordination with community authors, teachers, educators, and families, the recruitment and training of volunteers, and through the tracking and reports of engagement in programs and outreach activities.
Diversity Outreach Coordinator
The VISTA member will design, promote, coordinate, and evaluate community outreach programs and services for children and families in the BIPOC community; build relationships with schools and organizations for the purpose of promoting early literacy, family engagement, Storytime Village programs and encouraging community partnerships; be the key contact for specific outreach locations, communicating and scheduling with teachers or program director; collect statistics on programs and attendance, and complete reports as necessary; assist other team members with program preparation and coordination as assigned; collaborate with other staff on projects and events; and participate in continuing education opportunities and professional development.
The Research Coordinator will collect data on the Kansas community to identify areas with the most need to help our organization create the most targeted literacy programming. The VISTA member will also initiate an annual data review of literacy rates across the state, our targeted communities, and the outcomes of literacy programming across the state, while also tracking intermediate and long-term outcomes of all Storytime Village programs and events and researching best practices of evidence-informed programs that might be incorporated into Storytime Village's project.