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AmeriCorps Opportunity with Girls on the Run: Community Engagement VISTA

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ORGANIZATION: Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

Girls on the Run seeks a dynamic, passionate, and organized individual to build our community of volunteers through outreach and engagement. If you love to flex your organization and communication skills, this is the place to make your impact!


Service Term: October 2022-October 2023

Application Deadline: September 1

Hiring Process Complete by September 15


Organization Profile: Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is a chapter of a nationwide nonprofit that builds healthy, confident girls. Our organization serves ~2000 families each year across a region that includes San Francisco and four surrounding counties. We partner with schools and communities to implement an evidence-based curriculum in our after-school program for participants in 3rd through 8th grades. The Girls on the Run program provides an interactive way to learn positive life skills, including lessons on important topics such as goal-setting, cooperation, thoughtful decision-making, and self-respect; all while training for our culminating 5k run/walk event. The innovative curriculum teaches girls to listen and open up, while also encouraging them to build strong relationships and harness their inner strength. Our important mission is accomplished by giving participants the tools to make positive choices for a healthy body and mind, while reducing the many risks they face today. Girls on the Run believes that all communities should have access to our programs. We strive to eliminate barriers to participation, be intentional about staff and volunteer diversity, and to promote a culture of inclusion across the organization.

Position Profile: We are seeking a Community Engagement VISTA to play a critical role in our capacity to serve more families. You will interact remotely with a dynamic, fun group of staff, and build your network of professional connections (team members will be present for office visits or in-person meetings about 6 days per month). You will get hands-on experience with many facets of a business, and be supported in growing in your areas of interest by participating fully in the workings of a fast-paced nonprofit organization. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to professionally develop within a variety of areas, including marketing, operations, recruitment, project management, etc. We are looking for a self-starter who is mission-driven and ready to jump in with both feet! The AmeriCorps VISTA program is a year-long term of service (October 2022-'23) with Girls on the Run. The Community Engagement VISTA will work mostly remotely from one of the 5 counties in our territory (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo), with occasional office visits and visits to our program locations (about 6 times per month)

  • Act as the first point of contact for prospective volunteers and serve as a program ambassador.
  • Engage and onboard coaches by responding quickly and accurately to inquiries and moving applicants through the pipeline with speed and care.
  • Research and build relationships in area organizations to provide a fresh perspective to volunteer recruiting
  • Build on our retention and appreciation programs and initiatives for volunteers: Take ownership of building retention planning into every interaction and process.
  • Along with the rest of the program team, co-host and facilitate our fun, interactive coach trainings, which return to an in-person format this year.
  • Track and report on recruitment metrics throughout the season: build on established systems for data collection.
  • Build on our brand awareness; analyze prior social media campaigns to understand what has worked best. Develop written and visual content for social media channels as needed to effectively recruit coaches and families.
  • Support coaches throughout the duration of their experience with our program. Visit programs to assess quality using our feedback rubrics.
  • Support a great coach experience at our season-ending 5K event in November and May.
About AmeriCorps: VISTA roles are "Volunteers in Service to America" and are considered volunteer roles. However, full-time AmeriCorps members receive health benefits and a cost-of-living allowance, so you would not have to give up income and healthcare. You can read more about the benefits and living stipend HERE . You can also put off paying your students loans during the time you serve in AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps can set you up for a bright future in your career by providing hands-on work experience, valuable networking opportunities, and professional skills training. When you join AmeriCorps, you commit to improving lives and strengthening communities through service. Complete our INTEREST FORM at the link below if you’d like to connect further about this role!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScBfilOCnqVHOKIR5EfH4xZxtS4LhIMa5N-pzEDqeDB1FE75A/viewform

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About Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

Location:

The Women's Building, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

What We Do: The mission of Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams! Who We Are: We administer non-competitive, after-school running programs in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. Our 8-week program combines training for a 5K running event with a community service project and uplifting workouts that encourage emotional, social, and physical development. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Founded in 2002 Girls on the Run San Francisco is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Girls on the Run San Francisco is a chapter of Girls on the Run International, which was founded in 1996 and is based in Charlotte, NC. About 2000 girls participate in our local bay area programs each year.

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What We Do:

The mission of Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams!



Who We Are:





We administer non-competitive, after-school running programs in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. Our 8-week program combines training for a 5K running event with a community service project and uplifting workouts that encourage emotional, social, and physical development. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Founded in 2002 Girls on the Run San Francisco is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Girls on the Run San Francisco is a chapter of Girls on the Run International, which was founded in 1996 and is based in Charlotte, NC. About 2000 girls participate in our local bay area programs each year.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Children & Youth

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3543 18th StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110

(37.76145,-122.4227)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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