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International Rescue Committee Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA in Wichita, Kansas

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Job Title: Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Volunteer

Employment Type: Fulltime

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Wichita, KS (onsite)

Job Description

The Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA is responsible for creating, building and maintaining relationships with community partners (schools, religious organizations, community groups, businesses, etc.) that will help increase community resources available to IRC’s clients, consistent with the IRC strategic plan and mission. The Community Engagement VISTA will be responsible for recruiting and mobilizing of volunteers to support clients’ employability and housing and managing the process for receiving and distributing in-kind donations. This role will assure that IRC is visible and credible within the community, providing education and information to promote refugee and immigrant issues and increase interest in IRC services.


  • Plan and implement of community outreach

  • Identify essential community entities, such as schools, coalitions, community-based organizations, religious groups and service providers.

  • Develop and maintain key relationships to promote IRC and its services with them

  • Promote community awareness and engagement

  • Provide an active, reliable presence at community events and venues, providing accurate information for community members seeking volunteer or donation opportunities or in need of services.

  • Represent the IRC at various speaking engagements.

  • Develop volunteer coordination and streamline

  • Support the recruitment and mobilization of volunteers to help assure the success of IRC’s outreach, education, and other volunteer activities.

  • Facilitate orientations, coordination and communicate with volunteers

  • Train IRC staff working with volunteers and interns.

  • Maintain logs and issue monthly reports on volunteer activities

  • Coordinate with volunteers to track volunteer hours and assist with drafting reports to finance

  • Plan and implement volunteer recognition activities.

  • Build In-Kind donation process

  • Create IRC’s procedures for in-kind donations including receiving, sorting and distributing to clients as needed.

  • Maintain logs, complete records and issue monthly reports on in-kind donation activities in a timely manner.

  • Other duties as described.


  • Bachelor Degree, preferred.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals.

  • Excellent communication skills, with fluency in written and spoken English.

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Previous experience with volunteer management strongly desired.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

  • Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area


    Able to work some evenings and weekends required