We're hiring! Join the MOI Crew.
Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute is looking for two AmeriCorps VISTAs to join the team.
Applications are due June 1, 2016.
Job Type: Full Time, Monday - Friday
Start/End Dates: August 2016 - July 2017
The position's main goals will be to support MOI with community outreach, volunteer recruitment, and school partnerships. The VISTA will have the opportunity to assist with the planning of events for students, volunteers, and donors.
Duties: Work closely with the executive director to oversee MOI's communication efforts including: newsletters, social media, and print campaigns. Table at fairs and events and speak publicly in front of large groups. The position will also work closely with MOI's field trip program, recruiting schools and volunteers. Assist with development tasks as needed.
Experience: The ideal candidate will have experience working with diverse communities, work well independently and as a team, and manage time effectively with limited supervision. They will also have an interest in creative writing. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and social media is preferred.
This position will increase MOI’s capacity to serve under-resourced students in the Twin Cities by adequately training and equipping volunteers with tutoring best practices. The VISTA will augment MOI’s current practices to meet the needs of existing and new programs, as well as analyze data to inform decision-making.
Duties: Analyze MOI’s tutor training program and develop a year-long training program that includes orientation, basic training, program specific training, and skill workshops. Analyze MOI’s tutor interaction data and use the information to improve MOI’s programming and capacity. Create system for individual volunteer feedback. Develop new ways to evaluate programs. Gather anecdotal evidence and success stories from program participants, volunteers, parents, and other community members.
Experience: The ideal candidate will have experience working with diverse communities, work well independently and as a team, and manage time effectively with limited supervision. They will also have an interest in creative writing. Experience with data collection and management as well as leadership is preferred.
How to Apply
1. Submit an application through the AmeriCorps portal:
2. Send a cover letter and resume to Chad Kampe at email@example.com. Email Chad for any questions regarding either position.
MOI has benefitted from the support of AmeriCorps VISTA since 2011. These capacity-building positions have allowed us to go from serving 75 to over 1,200 students in the Twin Cities. VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) was founded in 1965 as a national service program to fight poverty in America. In 1993, VISTA was incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs. Learn more about being a VISTA member.
Benefits: living allowance, choice of end-of-service stipend of education award, paid time off, healthcare options, and training.