Development VISTA – NEW YORK (Up2Us Sports)
Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit dedicated to using the power of sports and highly trained coaches to reduce violence, promote health and inspire academic success for our nation's most vulnerable youth. Up2Us Sports' research, training and on-the-ground initiatives empower sports programs across the country to become a united force for meaningful change. Up2Us Sports' signature Coach Across America (CAA) program places and trains the nation's best and brightest role models to bring sports-based youth development to the most underserved communities. Up2Us Sports coaches understand that every program session, practice or game is a chance to positively impact a child's future. To date, Up2Us Sports has reached more than 284,000 youth by placing 1,864 coaches in underserved urban communities.
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) is a national service program to fight poverty in America. Each VISTA member makes a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or public agency. In return for their service, AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a modest living allowance and health benefits during their service, and have the option to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or post-service stipend after completing their service. The Up2Us Sports Development VISTA will be based in the New York City National office and will help leverage funds for Up2Us Sports and continue the growth of its mission to provide sports-based youth development programming to youth in underserved communities. The VISTA will also work toward a stronger integration of the Up2Us Sports Development and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) teams.
Monitoring and Evaluation
This is an AmeriCorps position. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a monthly stipend of approximately $1,200/month depending on living costs in New York City. Members qualify for federal assistance and loan deferment. Other benefits include a monthly metro card and a small rent subsidy. Upon successful completion of an AmeriCorps VISTA term, service members earn an Education Award ($5,500) that can be put towards student loans or future educational plans. There is opportunity for professional development and membership in a national network of AmeriCorps service members. VISTA also subsidizes relocation upon the start of your service. This position will start on November 14, 2016.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send resume and cover letter to: Julie McMillan at [email protected]; subject line "Development VISTA".