Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



372 5th Ave
United States


Please note that this is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. For more information about what that means, visit

About 826NYC

826NYC is a nonprofit organization that encourages the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing. Our program empower students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. We work to supports new and exciting approaches to writing and inspire student engagement, and to foster generations of creative writers and thinkers who together will define a better future.

Position Overview

The Community Engagement VISTA will work with the Executive Director, Director of Education, and Programs and Volunteer Coordinator to improve the volunteer recruitment process, increase diversity amongst our volunteer pool, support volunteer performance and retention, and create outreach systems to build partnerships with community-based organizations and student groups.

Reports to: Director of Education

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30, evenings and weekends as required


  • Assess the current volunteer program and improve upon recruitment, onboarding, and retention of daytime volunteers
  • Develop partnerships to sustain volunteer corps pipeline
  • Create and implement plans to improve volunteer diversity across programs
  • Support volunteer recruitment for South Williamsburg, East Harlem, and city-wide in-schools programming
  • Help to increase volunteer cohort’s capacity for providing strong programming with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Assist with organizing volunteer appreciation events throughout the year


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree


  • Strong writing skills
  • Comfortable representing 826NYC to diverse groups
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Proficient with computer applications (MSWord, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong work ethic, a collaborative spirit, a self-starter
  • Commitment to the mission of 826NYC

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. A stipend is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service.


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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with "Community Engagement VISTA" in the subject line AND complete the relevant application materials at the AmeriCorps website at