At Communities In Schools of Mid-America we do whatever it takes to help students overcome barriers to school success caused by low-income, poverty or other risk factors. We approach this challenge with a focus on teamwork and collaboration built on the strengths of our dedicated staff members. If you would like to know more about being part of the CIS of Mid-America team, take a look at our current career opportunities below or contact us.
Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Inc. (CIS MidAm) seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve as Operations Coordinator for Northeast Kansas. The VISTA will be responsible for developing systems for resource development, community awareness and engagement and program development in order to expand quality services to students within the CISMidAm network. Activities would include: research, create site/community profiles detailing resource gaps, cultivation of local donors, representing the affiliate at relevant community events and meetings, pursue local community provider/volunteer source partnerships for events and evaluate current program development and implementation. The VISTA would serve from the CIS MidAm State Office in Lawrence, KS and work throughout the Northeast Kansas region (Topeka, Lawrence, Wyandotte, and Johnson County, KS). The VISTA will have opportunities to gain many skills involved with non-profit management and the needs of at-risk youth. A passion to learn and contribute is desired. For a complete VISTA Assignment Description, please see AmeriCorps VISTA-Northeast Kansas Operations Coordinator VAD. Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage*, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training. *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.
Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours. Service Areas: Education, Community and Economic Development, Community Outreach, Children/Youth.
AmeriCorps VISTA members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. Members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity. AmeriCorps VISTA is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older. Members receive a modest living allowance. Members who serve for a year also receive limited health benefit options, childcare, if needed, and other benefits. After successful completion of a term of service, members can choose to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend.