Volunteer Engagement Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA

Volunteer Engagement Associate, AmeriCorps VISTA
Reports to
Volunteer Manager
One-year AmeriCorps service position
40 hours/week
To apply
Please submit an application via the AmeriCorps website, fill out this short form, and email a cover letter and résumé to hiring@826valencia.org with the subject line: VISTA Volunteer Engagement Associate. Deadline to apply is June 3, open until filled.
About 826 Valencia
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.
Position Summary
The Volunteer Associate at 826 Valencia has both externally facing and internally facing roles.  Externally, the Volunteer Associate is a warm volunteer recruiter who can engage committed, caring adults to get involved in our programs and support our students. Internally, the Volunteer Associate can manage administrative tasks with great attention to detail and effective systems. The 826 Valencia Volunteer Associate will table at volunteer recruitment events; help recruit service learning tutors by communicating updates and monitoring their progress; and support the development of all volunteer onboarding materials and trainings. Our ideal candidate is passionate about the work, can get others excited, and is willing to support the team with all tasks.
Major Responsibilities 
  • Support 826 Valencia’s volunteer data input and tracking using Salesforce
  • Manage and track data for college service learning partnerships
  • Support and maintain 826 Valencia’s volunteer resource webpage
  • Email orientation invitations to newly registered volunteers
  • Communicate with new volunteers through email, phone and in-person about volunteering opportunities
  • Lead and attend tabling/outreach events to recruit new volunteers
  • Compile collateral and resources for all orientations
  • Help design and distribute volunteer engagement flyers and other collateral
  • Support volunteer engagement events, trainings and orientations
Education and Experience Requirements 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior work or volunteer experience with outreach, volunteers, or non-profits a plus
Minimum Skills and Abilities 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders and audiences
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, flexible, able to work on a variety of projects
  • Team-oriented
Preferred Skills and Abilities 
  • Google Suite
  • Illustration
  • Bilingual Spanish/English
  • Familiarity with Salesforce
Working Conditions and Environment 
The Volunteer Engagement Associate position is headquartered at 826 Valencia’s Tenderloin Center at 180 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA.
Benefits and Compensation
AmeriCorps Service Year Benefits through VISTA:
  • $2,000 monthly living stipend
  • Education Award of $6,095 granted upon completion of service and usable for college, trade school, or other educational expenses
  • AmeriCorps benefits include health benefits, childcare, travel, professional development. Learn more here
  • Transportation stipend provided by 826 Valencia
826 Valencia hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, HIV/AIDS status, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law. All are encouraged to apply. Read the full 826 Stand here.