AmeriCorps VISTA Capacity Building Associate

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Recruiting Organization: Womankind

The VISTA Capacity Building Associate will work specifically in the Client Services department to ensure that the culture of ongoing learning and capacity building is up kept and honored. The Associate will work on project-based tasks to expand knowledge on priority areas determined by Client Services management team.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate training opportunities for Client Services department by sourcing external partnerships and trainers that can be brought to support skill enhancement
  • Work to bring in external trainers for subject areas that are of interest or need within the Client Services department. The Associate will be given a budget to work with to support in the bringing in of training resources and personnel, as needed.
  • Coordinate and implement core trainings 2.0 (name tentative) to be launched Spring 2024
  • Create an assessment and request structure for collecting internal training needs
  • Develop project-based trainings 2 - 3 times a year depending on need by collaborating with internal staff and external organizations
  • Run analytics of feedback surveys for all trainings conducted internally and use data to support future enhancement to current trainings. Develop a training calendar for the types of trainings that would be conducted in the year ahead.
  • Build relationships with external training professionals and organizations for future trainings to be held within the organization
  • Establish a recordkeeping methodology to support in the recording of work done and processes used
  • Collaborate with management team to explore and solidify topics to be built out in Womankind’s Core Training 2.0


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Excellent ability to communicate orally and in writing to a wide range of people
  • Effective planning, time management, and organization skills
  • Proven ability to maintain good working relationships with a variety of people and groups
  • Highly resourceful, self-directed, and flexible with excellent team coordination abilities
  • Must be able to meet strict deadlines and adapt to changing deadlines
  • Knowledge about dynamics of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking in immigrant communities preferred
  • Deep commitment to Womankind’s mission
  • To serve in AmeriCorps VISTA, applicants must have one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, Lawful Permanent Residents, or persons legally residing in a state that have the following legal residency classifications: refugee, asylum or asylee, temporary protected status or deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. This is a requirement set by AmeriCorps.


The position will start in July 2024. This is a full-time (40 hours/week) year-long position. The schedule will be Monday-Friday (9 am-5 pm or 10 am-6 pm). The VISTA will be stationed in the Financial District, Manhattan (Womankind’s Headquarters). The first month of service will be fully in-person. After the first month, VISTAs can transition to a 3-day in-person, 2-day remote weekly schedule.


  • Living Allowance ($2234/month) provided by AmeriCorps
  • Relocation Allowance provided by AmeriCorps
  • Travel Reimbursement
  • Education award upon successful completion of service provided by AmeriCorps
  • Health Coverage provided by AmeriCorps
  • Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend provided by AmeriCorps
  • Training
  • and more!

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume. Please also submit an application through the AmeriCorps Portal. Please refer to the AmeriCorps application guide for instructions on applying through AmeriCorps. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until 5/27.

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Fee Amount: None

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