AmeriCorps VISTA Youth Outreach Coordinator
New Door is experiencing great growth and recognition on the national level for our innovative and successful approach to youth employment. We pride ourselves on our dynamic and vibrant work environment, and we are seeking an individual to help nurture and cultivate these values among our staff and clients. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work in a flexible, entrepreneurial organization with seasoned leaders who have a passion for both business and social mission. The position provides the opportunity to gain an inside look at the day to day operations of a thriving nonprofit.
Essential to serving more youth, New Door seeks to understand the demographic trends, develop recruitment strategies, and help create sustainable systems for outreach. This position will help New Door recruit the young people that will serve as interns in our program, identifying and implementing strategies to increase awareness of and participation in New Door Ventures’ program to 16-24 year-olds in the Bay Area who are overcoming histories of neglect, incarceration, homelessness, substance abuse and poverty..
New Door is a data-centric organization with a stellar track record of growth and positive social outcomes. The current annual operating budget is approximately $6 million of which 50 percent is contributed. In 2014, New Door surpassed all goals for its four-year $13 million integrated fundraising campaign raising $14.7 million to purchase a larger facility, expand current programs, and invest in the start-up of new programs and social enterprises.
As the Youth Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA, a typical day might include the following:
- Research demographic trends in San Francisco, Bay Area, and nationally based on target and service populations
- Research social media recruitment options and learnings from like nonprofits nationally and survey local recruitment opportunities (job fairs, community calendars, tabling opportunities)
- Host recruitment focus group with current youth participants
- Analyze incentive-based (or friendly competition based) recruitment strategies to engage graduates and current youth interns
- Work with current referral partners to assess possible expansion and review current strengths and weaknesses of referral process
- Create schedule for recruitment, assess staff time, and discover opportunities to engage volunteers and/or youth in practices
- Recreate a recruitment tool-kit for volunteers or youth recruiters
- Participate in recruitment activities (partnered with a youth development staff) to discover and trouble-shoot challenges
- Participate in broad organizational initiatives to represent and advocate for the needs of youth, as well as promote the field of youth employment and youth development
- At least two years relevant experience in a nonprofit organization.
- Four year degree in relevant field.
- Self-starter and relatively self-managed; takes initiative to learn and ask for help when needed.
- Possesses high attention to detail and high level of organizational and administration strength- able to develop systems of organization with minimal direction
- Ability to track deliverables and details
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Proficiency with all Microsoft Office apps and Publisher, especially Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
- Creativity, flexibility and adaptability – able to create a structure and process around new tasks or projects that have not been done before.
This is an AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity to spend one year serving full-time to make a difference. For a full list of the benefits of service go to https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service