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DownCity Design
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Providence, RI
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Published 4 months ago

DownCity Design is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year stipended service commitment from August 31, 2021 - August 30, 2022. The Program VISTA will help DownCity Design share the stories of the extraordinary service learning, creative problem-solving, and community building work of our youth designers. This AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer will help expand our capacity to provide free youth design programs at Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA). The DownCity Design Studio at PCTA is a network of after school programs, including design programs and student-led clubs that offer students opportunities to learn design thinking skills, try out new activities, meet new friends, and share their ideas.

Working with the PCTA Site Director, the DCD Program VISTA will help design and implement new and improved administrative supports and systems to assure programs run smoothly. The new systems developed by our Program VISTA will help open up opportunities and experiences for our young people, increasing their likelihood of succeeding in college and/or careers.

Full position description can be found here.

Location: Providence Career + Technical Academy (41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI 02903); Possible remote telework

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design systems for coordination of studio schedules, field trips, and program events
  • Document programs in action with high quality photographs and video
  • Develop new ways to communicate about programs with students, families, and teachers through digital, print materials, and outreach events
  • Improve current supply and equipment tracking and inventory systems, keep program supplies organized and stocked, and communicate with design educators and club mentors to ensure that all programs have necessary supplies 
  • Improve systems for collecting, organizing, and input of student data and paperwork
  • Track student attendance daily and create monthly attendance reports
  • Collect and input student surveys to evaluate the impact of our programs
  • Analyze assessment data to identify trends, impacts and emerging needs and create reports that include qualitative and quantitative data
  • Plan recruitment events where students can learn more about after school programs, as well as family engagement events, including workshops, community events and end of session celebrations
  • Help to foster a positive environment so that students, family, and staff feel welcomed and included in our programs

Skills required: 

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organization and professionalism
  • Experience working with high school students is a plus
  • Spanish language ability is strongly preferred
  • Openness to creative collaboration and working as a team, as well as working independently
  • Ability to adapt quickly and work remotely or independently as needed
  • Consistency and reliability
  • Comfort with Microsoft Word and Excel as well as Google Drive
  • Other digital media skills (video, animation, audio, etc.) are a plus
  • Comfort with data collection, entry, and analysis, including conducting and analyzing surveys
  • Excitement about project-based learning and social practice
  • Excitement about brainstorming new ways to engage our students, families, and educators 
  • Ability to be outgoing and communicate about programs with students, staff, teachers, educators, and families

Note:  AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives a living stipend of approximately $12,456.08 for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of approximately $6,195 or cash award of $1,800. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista

DownCity Design is seeking a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year stipended service commitment from August 31, 2021 - August 30, 2022. The Program VISTA will help DownCity Design share the stories of the extraordinary service…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    August 31, 2021
    12:00 AM EDT
    4:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    August 30, 2022
    11:59 PM EDT
    3:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Providence, RI
Associated Location
Providence, RI, USA

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please use send a cover letter and resume to PCTA Site Director, Emily Sellon through the form below.

https://forms.gle/AfvNnvdGS2SpsMRz8

Apply by Monday, June 7

To apply for this position, please use send a cover letter and resume to PCTA Site Director, Emily Sellon through the form below.

https://forms.gle/AfvNnvdGS2SpsMRz8

Apply by Monday…

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