AmeriCorps VISTA position with stipend (live and work in Denver, Colorado)


Cause Areas


Mon Apr 16, 2018 - Tue Apr 16, 2019


455 Sherman St Ste 120Denver, CO 80203


This position is 12 months (renewable), full time. We are looking for VISTAs to start sometime between April 16 and the end of August. Stipend includes: living allowance, education award/end of service stipend; health coverage, and childcare assistance if eligible Job Overview Generation Schools Network (GSN) is a nonprofit that seeks to transform public education through sustainable, scalable strategies that drive student achievement and teacher effectiveness for all students and teachers. GSN seeks motivated self-starters to join its team as VISTA members who would help advance the organization’s vision to help prepare students for success in school, work and life, by engaging the community to provide further support to its partner schools. VISTA members in Denver will work in the GSN central office to develop tools and procedures specifically in the areas of curriculum and content development, community partnership development, supporting local public school, social media and communications, event planning, grant writing, fundraising, accounting and operations. These area of focus will boost GSN’s mission of schools to provide more supports to students, helping them succeed in the following areas: academic preparedness, college and career readiness, and health and wellness. These three elements are part of the three-tiered focus that Generation Schools Network helps its partner schools to implement. Duties May Include :

  • Develop and implement capacity-building strategies at school and district levels that will help schools to further engage the community on behalf of student success as well as family and school staff support
  • Write curriculum and help facilitate the writing and editing process for GSN’s College and Career and Social Emotional Learning curriculum.
  • Create training materials and compile best practices for teachers and administrators to further parent engagement
  • Design and implement strategies for social media and general communications
  • Help to solidify the on-boarding process, training materials, supervision, and appreciation of volunteers
  • Build community partnerships
  • Help develop standards and protocols around general operations and accounting procedures
  • Write grants
  • Other projects as needed
Skills/Qualifications/Experience Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; At least 21 years old, Experience working with low-income backgrounds preferred; Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; Highly organized, strong writing skills, able to multi-task, work independently, and exercise discretion. Spanish-English bilingual a plus, but not required. We are looking for individuals with backgrounds in school counseling, youth development, community outreach, curriculum design, social media and/or experience with opportunity (at-risk) youth. If you are interested, please contact Leslie Tjajadi at or Jeff Davis at


  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • General Education
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 full year, fulltime

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