All Available Positions are through AmeriCorps VISTA.
AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed to alleviate poverty. KidSight is a host agency the provides supervision and support to members who commit to a full-time term of service with our agency. In return for their service, members are provided with orientation and training, a living stipend calculated at no less than 105% of the poverty line, settling in and transportation costs, child care benefits, and a basic health care plan. Upon completion of their one-year term, VISTA members have the option of receiving a cash award or the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
This positions are ideal for someone who wants an intensive year of experience before going to graduate school or a mid-career professional who wants experience in order to break into the nonprofit sector. AmeriCorps VISTA positions are 1 year. Candidates must apply through the AmeriCorps site. (There is a link to the application under each position.)
VISTA: Assessment and Partnerships Specialist
The Assessment and Partnerships Associate will build the capacity and infrastructure of KidSight to better serve families living in poverty affected by vision disorders. The VISTA member will research publicly available information to define and identify high need areas in the Kansas City metro, conduct targeted outreach to secure partnerships with majority low-income child care centers and preschools, leverage partnerships with local health clinics and vision practices to prioritize children who need vision care but do not have adequate insurance coverage, and establish the policies and procedures to help families afford glasses and/or vision correction procedures.
VISTA: Development & Volunteer Program Specialist
The Development and Volunteer Program Associate will work with KidSight staff to build capacity and infrastructure of KidSight to better serve families living in poverty affected by vision disorders. Their first goal will be to improve and develop volunteer recruitment and partnerships in order to recruit new audiences of diverse volunteers. The second goal will be to enhance the fundraising program. Activities will include improving the cultivation and relationship processes for donors and the development of new fundraising strategies.