• Title

  • Recruitment Coordinator

    Posted: 11/14/2021

    This position is a 1-year, full-time commitment. You will be an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America). AmeriCorps VISTA is a federal program with the mission of ending poverty in our country. VISTA Members are assigned to non-profits across the country to build capacity and sustainability of those organizations. This assignment is with the Ben D. Johnson Educational Center, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit located in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

    Check out all available positions at www.bdjcenter.org/volunteer.

    VISTAs sign up for a full year of service, working full time for their nonprofit service site. Professional experience is not necessary but highly valued. Training is provided for all tasks. AmeriCorps
    VISTA Workers receive the following benefits:
    • Daily Living Allowance – paid biweekly
    • End of Service award o Segal AmeriCorps Education Award which is equivalent to the current Pell Grant amount o Or End of Service Cash Stipend
    • Free basic health coverage
    • Professional development
    • Paid sick & leave time
    • Childcare assistance
    • Relocation assistance The Recruitment Coordinator VISTA will help build the capacity of the center by developing a plan and standardized systems for student recruitment. VISTA will also identify and create partnerships with companies to support the Legacy Youth Workforce Development (LYWD) Students.

    Tasks will include:
    • Work with Executive Director and Program Staff to develop relationships with community members and businesses to recruit for the Legacy Youth Workforce Development Program.
    • Develop a list of sources from which to recruit students.
    • Develop relationships with groups or organizations to recruit students ages 17 to 24.
    • Identify youth services in the area to partner with.
    • Develop a mentorship program.
    • Establish a data collection system to evaluate progress on all recruiting efforts.
    • Develop a list of companies, restaurants, schools, and businesses to partner with that includes contact person, addresses, email, and phone numbers.
    • Establish relationships with individuals to host externships, present to students in the classroom and/or become mentors to students.
    • Review current partnerships and develop a comprehensive list of current partners and the agreements made to build upon.
    • Maintain current partnerships by developing a system to acknowledge contributions and communicate regularly.
    • Participate in community events to recruit volunteers and develop partnerships.
    • Develop a calendar of community events, identify appropriate events for the BDJ Center to participate in and attend at least 6 outreach events throughout the year.
    • Create procedures for developing new partnerships for sustainability.

    For additional information or to express interest in this opportunity, please send your resume to: Shannon Tucker, VISTA Leader stucker@bdjcenter.org (318) 460-7460