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VISTA Recruiter and Partnership Developer

YouthBuild a Program of American YouthWorks
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The mission of American YouthWorks (AYW) is to provide young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training, and service to others. Our YouthBuild (YB) Program is a holistic youth services program that combines academics with career training, leadership development, and community service at no cost to our students. We offer young adults, ages 16 to 24, the opportunity to complete their education by earning a high school diploma or GED. Students also receive paid career training and certification in computer technology, healthcare, or green construction. In this position, the VISTA will build the capacity to expand impactful programming through the development of new partnerships, marketing, and event planning.

Service Activities

Utilize Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and Tik Tok to expand social media presence and increase participants and partnerships within the YB programs.
Develop social media SOP to be adopted by the program
Develop and implement marketing materials that communicate YB student's stories and successes to the Central Texas community.
Conduct needs assessment and develops a partnership mapping tool for all YB departments
Work with key stakeholders, community organizations, and individuals dedicated to expanding service to Opportunity Youth in the Central Texas Area
Build upon the existing recruitment plan with emphasis on how to engage alumni in the recruitment process
Work with key stakeholders, community organizations, and individuals dedicated to expanding service to Opportunity Youth in the Central Texas Area
Build upon the existing recruitment plan with emphasis on how to engage alumni in the recruitment process

Community Need Addressed

Conduct a Needs Assessment to increase Opportunity youth 16-24 to enroll in YouthBuild (YB) programming. Develop and map partnership relations to increase awareness of YB programming and identify resources for YB partipants. Create and design communication materials that address and target local opportunity youth 16-24. Plan and coordinate events on campus and within the community to highlight the work of YB programming. Establish a plan to engage alumni in recruitment efforts.

Position Outcomes

Increase diversity within YB participants, increase knowledge and referrals from local nonprofits, increase brand awareness as well as increase service opportunities for YB participants. Develop a marketing plan that can executed yearly.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Professional development, Ongoing training opportunities, create/develop marketing portfolio, mentoring,

Education Benefits

GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification

Skills you will gain

Outreach, public speaking, asset mapping, marketing, event planning, implementing/developing capacity building plans

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, High School, School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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