Out-Of-School Time Partnerships Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Stipend Provided




1911 Church Street
United States


Interested in making a difference in the lives of youth? Looking for professional development opportunities? Have you considered ways to close the opportunity gap for youth?


Youth & Opportunity United provides free after school programming in the Evanston, Skokie and Morton Grove community. We understand that while all youth have the potential to succeed, not all youth have access to resources and opportunities to do so. At Y.O.U. it is our mission to “close the opportunity gap by preparing youth for post-secondary and life success”!


Project Goal: The Out-Of-School (OST) Partnerships Assistant will establish and sustain partnerships with community organizations in order to expose Y.O.U. youth enrolled in elementary and middle school OST programs to additional community resources and experiential learning opportunities. Such partnerships will help build the four components shown to be the foundations necessary for young adult success - self-regulation, knowledge and skills, mindsets, and values. This is a service opportunity provided by VISTA.

VISTA Member Duties:

-Create new partnerships with local organizations, community leaders and other resources to broaden experiential learning opportunities for youth in our OST programs

-Ensure new partnerships will build youth expertise in areas of STEM, sports and wellness, and the arts

-Establish partnerships with local entities and resources that will assist AmeriCorps direct service staff

-Prepare new and existing partners to effectively run programming at OST sites

-Manage, improve upon and stabilize partnerships with Niles Township 8th to 9th grade transition program.

-Improve upon partner recognition and compensation efforts to increase likelihood of continued relationship between Y.O.U. and partner organizations


  • Hours Requirement- VISTA Members serve 365 days a year with flexible schedules
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility for Federal Positions
  • $300 Professional Development Fund and ongoing PD
  • Choice of Education Award ($6,095) or end of service year cash stipend (approx $1,800)
  • Living allowance given in bi-weekly installments (approx $13,000 for service year)
  • Health and child care coverage
  • Relocation assistance if relocating more than 50 miles (approx $500)
  • $40/month for travel to service site

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply


VISTA purpose is to support efforts in alleviating poverty by working toward long term solutions. Y.O.U. is looking for passionate, service minded candidates to help us achieve our mission of preparing youth for post secondary and life success!

Please apply to this opportunity through the website link above. This will require you to register an account with My AmeriCorps. We will not accept any applications outside of this portal.

Contact Aina Cambridge at acambride@youthopportunity.org with any questions.