We’re Hiring a Central Texas Community Ambassador VISTA

April 27, 2017

 
Generation Citizen Central Texas Community Ambassador VISTA

Generation Citizen (GC) is excited to announce that we are looking for an exceptional person to join our team as the Central Texas Community Ambassador VISTA!

Did you know that on every measure of civic engagement, Texas ranks at the bottom of the list? At Generation Citizen, we believe that young people are the key to changing those numbers. Help us as we grow to empower more students trapped in “Civic Deserts” across Texas from US News and World Report’s Best Place To Live, Austin, TX.

Through a unique action civics curriculum where students can make real change on issues impacting their community, Generation Citizen is working to empower the next generation of civic leaders, showing students in underserved communities that their voices really matter. With a successful first year under our belt, Generation Citizen Central Texas (Austin) is seeking a VISTA to help grow the network and systems used by the organization to engage the community.

The position will be fast-paced, creative, and offers a meaningful role on a small, but growing team. The VISTA will have the opportunity to cultivate new donors, improve systems for community engagement and volunteer management, and interact with local community leaders.

Our nationwide presence offers opportunities for the VISTA to make an additional impact beyond Texas, with the chance to share learning with sites nationwide. This position offers hands-on experience for any applicant looking to build a career in nonprofit communications, development, or management and an in-depth look into Texas politics and education.

Our nationwide presence offers opportunities for the VISTA to make an additional impact beyond Texas, with the chance to share learning with sites nationwide. This position offers hands-on experience for any applicant looking to build a career in nonprofit communications, development, or management and an in-depth look into Texas politics and education.

The Community Ambassador VISTA will build the capacity of Generation Citizen’s Central Texas (GCTX) site to ensure that the organization’s work is firmly grounded in the community it serves.

The VISTA will serve as a liaison to volunteers and partner organizations, helping to grow a network for action civics education. Additionally, the VISTA will engage in nonprofit development best practices, helping GCTX research, refine, and implement new systems for donor recruitment, retention, and engagement. The VISTA will amplify the organization’s voice and presence in Austin, creating the opportunities for community engagement that build long-term relationships and processes necessary for sustainable growth.

More About Generation Citizen

GC (www.GenerationCitizen.org) is an innovative, quickly scaling non-profit that envisions a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively rebuild our American democracy. Our core program partners trained college students, called Democracy Coaches, with classroom teachers to teach an action civics course in which teens are mobilized to take political action on pressing issues in their community.

This year, GC is serving nearly 10,000 students nationally in Rhode Island, Boston, New York City, Central Texas, Oklahoma and the San Francisco Bay Area. Locally, Central Texas served over 350 students in its first semester of programming in the greater Austin-area, and is planning to double the number of schools and students served in the 2017-2018 school year.

We have a small and growing team, and we want someone who is hungry to dig into all aspects of this work – from training college students and holding them accountable to high expectations, to building GC’s community in the TX education and political spheres. We’re an all-hands-on-deck team, working in a creative solutions-oriented environment. As the third member to join the TX team, there are incredible opportunities to make an impact as the site grows. Because there’s a lot to do, there will be significant opportunities for leadership development and growth. If all of this excites you, then we want to meet you.

Click here for more information and to apply for the position.

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