Thursday, July 24, 2008

Job Opening: AmeriCorps VISTA with Big Brothers Big Sisters

I received the following from my friend Charles Senteio passed this on to me, so I pass it on to you...

"Big Brothers Big Sisters, a premier non-profit agency whose mission is providing one-to-one mentoring relationships has an opportunity for a Community Recruitment Coordinator/Events Coordinator in Collin County, Texas.

"Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for a skilled, self-motivated person to serve as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member for one year. Make a difference in your community by helping kids who need a positive adult role model in their lives. Become an AmeriCorps Vista member and help Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) recruit more volunteers, promote BBBS and make a big difference in our community. Develop leadership, marketing, networking, and outreach skills. This is a full-time, 12-month position beginning in Summer 2008.

"AmeriCorps*VISTA member will receive an annual living allowance of approximately $800-900 monthly, vacation & sick leave, along with extensive training, basic individual health insurance, and student loan deferment, as well as a post-service education award of $4725 to help pay for student loans or future college courses. Work week is 32 hours with a flexible schedule.

"Candidates must be self-starters, at least 18 years of age and have their own reliable transportation. They must love working with people, be highly organized and have good leadership, writing and computer skills. Some college preferred with experience with marketing, PR, or human services helpful. Americorps VISTA members cannot be current college students. Hiring decisions will be made in May, if interested, promptly submit a resume tbristow@bbbstx.org or call 1-888-887-BIGS
for more information."