AmeriCorps Youth Services Marketing and Outreach Coordinator


Cause Areas


Mon Feb 27, 2017 - Mon Feb 26, 2018


1050 36th St SEGrand Rapids, MI 49503


AmeriCorps VISTA Member position for one year of service, 2/27/17 - 2/26/18. Member will serve within Bethany Christian Services' Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation (GRCCT), which provides holistic youth development services to at-risk youth ages 14-24, including GED completion, vocational training, trauma-informed healthy relationship classes, case management, paid work experiences, and employment through youth-operated social enterprises (business/nonprofit hybrids).

The VISTA Member will primarily work with GRCCT's social enterprises that employ and train youth and community members in Southeast Grand Rapids. These include Building Bridges Professional Services, which performs property maintenance, snow removal, and handyman services, and The Rising Grinds Café, a café/deli. The position will focus on developing marketing and outreach strategies for the enterprises, as well as building capacity in the enterprises' operations and administrative processes.

Duties will include: 1) Working with Marketing/Outreach staff to promote the enterprises through a variety of marketing efforts, including social media, canvassing, direct-mail, special events, website design, etc.; 2) Working with enterprise staff to develop new business systems, processes, policies/procedures, human resources development, etc.; 3) Support the enterprise's billing processes; 4) Miscellaneous operations/administrative duties, including basic customer service (i.e. taking phone calls, conducting surveys, etc.), purchasing equipment/materials, and other business-related duties as needed. Ideal candidate will be flexible, creative, and self-motivated, with a passion for innovation and working within an environment that blends business strategies with a nonprofit mission.


- B.S. or B.A. preferred

- Sales/business experience preferred

- Experience working with at-risk young people preferred (i.e. low income, foster care, homeless, immigrants/refugees, LGBT youth)

- Strong organizational and administrative skills

- Strong verbal and written communication skills

- Ability to develop, implement, and effectively communicate about new systems/procedures

- Self-motivated worker who takes initiative in developing new projects/tasks/responding to emerging needs and challenges

- Detail-oriented

- Strong time management skills


  • Marketing Analytics
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours per week
  • To apply: Interested candidates must send a resume and cover letter to

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