Are you passionate about making New York City a fun, educational, and impactful world for its children? Do you want to leverage the power of volunteers to do so? Do you want to harness the power of parents/ caregivers in their child’s education? Do you thrive on figuring out impact-driven outcomes, love helping others do good, and partnering with organizations such as public schools to make a measurable impact?
The Community Engagement VISTA member plays a critical role in on-the-ground work and in implementing and evaluating New York Cares’ work in collaborating with the Associate Director of Community Engagement. The Community Engagement VISTA provides administrative support to the Associate Director of Community Engagement in developing programs and services that target parent/caregiver engagement, as well as supporting calendar and corporate programming for Six New York City Title I public schools through an account management style.
The Community Engagement VISTA member role includes developing volunteer-led educational programming to engage parents/caregivers, evaluating and assessing needs at the schools in their portfolio. The Community Engagement VISTA works with the Associate Director of Community Engagement to build capacity in the schools around volunteer management and parent caregiver engagement as well as advocates and recommends schools for programming that addresses their needs assessment objectives.
The Community Engagement Associate role has four core pillars:
Engage parents and caregivers with their child’s education through volunteer-led programming in their child’s school with family-centric programming. Member Activities include:
Developing and implementing volunteer-led programs that meet the immediate needs of the schools in their portfolio, students, and communities by:
Developing and implementing New York Cares’ corporate programs to distribute resources to meet needs at the schools in their portfolio by:
Building relationships with community members by convening, assisting, and attending community meetings and events as often as twice a month, including Senior Leadership Team/Advisory Board, District, and one-on-one main-contact sessions.
This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. The VISTA Member will receive a stipend from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) of $20,640 per year and a monthly metro card from New York Cares. For more information about AmeriCorps, visit www.americorps.gov.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to New York Cares, Attn: Community Engagement and Family Programs, by email: email@example.com (please include the job title in subject).
New York Cares is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer