AmeriCorps VISTA opportunity on the 826 Valencia Volunteer Engagement team

Thank you for your interest, the Volunteer Engagement position has been filled.

826 Valencia is recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA member for the 2014-2015 year! AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. They focus their efforts to build the organizational, administrative, and financial capacity of organizations that fight illiteracy, improve health services, foster economic development, and otherwise assist low-income communities.

826 Valencia Volunteer Engagement Assistant

The Volunteer Engagement Assistant will increase 826 Valencia’s capacity to serve under-resourced students in San Francisco by assisting with database management and volunteer screening, supporting volunteer trainings and orientations, expanding and diversifying our volunteer base, and assisting with the organization of volunteer events. This entry-level one-year position is a unique opportunity to learn about managing volunteers at an innovative nonprofit organization.

A successful candidate will be extremely organized, self-motivated, enthusiastic about 826 Valencia’s mission, a talented communicator, and very detail-oriented. Experience with volunteer coordination and/or 826 Valencia’s programs preferred. A passion for education and a strong sense of social justice are essential. Candidates with Spanish-language skills will be given priority. The person who takes on this position can expect to gain experience and practical skills on how to run and manage a volunteer program for a mid-size educational nonprofit, and will be supported and trained in how to use and manage the organization’s Mailchimp account, an email campaign program and Salesforce, a volunteer database program. The VISTA will work at our site on Valencia Street (826 Valencia, San Francisco, CA 94110) and will be supervised by the Volunteer and Intern Engagement Manager. Candidates with questions can reach out to the Volunteer and Intern Engagement Manager, Olivia White Lopez, at

To be considered, please complete the following steps:

1) Review the VISTA Assignment Description (VAD – 826Valencia Volunteer Engagement Assistant)

2) Submit your application through the AmeriCorps website*

3) Email a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to with subject line: VISTA Volunteer Engagement Assistant.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 5, 2014. Contact Volunteer and Intern Engagement Manager, Olivia White Lopez, with any questions regarding this opportunity: or 415-642-5905 ext. 204.

826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political orientation.



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