Monday, August 25, 2014

AmeriCorps*VISTA Recruitment and Operations Coordinator Position Available

Opening for an AmeriCorps*VISTA Recruitment and Operations Coordinator
Full Time Year of Service with Stipend at a Maryland Nonprofit

The following position is a one year (November 2014-November 2015) AmeriCorps* VISTA position at Code in the Schools in Baltimore, MD and sponsored by Greater Homewood Community Corporation (GHCC). The mission of Code in the Schools is to bring high-quality computer programming classes to the under-served and under-represented youth of Baltimore City.

The youth of Baltimore city are critically underserved. Code in the Schools seeks a special individual with the skills and passion required to brighten these children’s futures. Are you that person? The VISTA’s duties will comprise of project management including:
·         Recruiting students, instructors, and industry partners
·         Creating the program manual
·         Streamlining the application process
·         Creating forms and other necessary documents for operation management
·         Liaising between program partners
·         Creating a long‐term fundraising strategy

The goal of this VISTA project is to create a pipeline by which underrepresented students are selected from Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) to participate in intensive computer science (CS) training, and go on to internships within the tech industry that will lead to high-paying jobs.
AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is not a job per se, but a full time national service opportunity. Benefits include: living allowance, relocation assistance, health coverage, choice of an education award or cash stipend, and non-competitive eligibility for federal employment upon completion. Preferred candidates will have a college degree or equivalent work experience, leadership potential, and motivation to serve.

GHCC’s mission is to build and strengthen vibrant urban communities. For more than four decades, GHCC has secured the resources of VISTA members to build sustainable change and fight poverty in our neighborhoods. GHCC-sponsored AmeriCorps*VISTA members receive a solid foundation of skills they can use as a springboard for careers in government, non-profits, education, and much more. For more information, please contact Lily Ross, VISTA Leader, at or 410-261-3618.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014

Start Date: November 22, 2014 (non-negotiable)

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