Careers with KidSight

Looking for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of others as a part of a talented team?
Check out our openings below!

How can you get experience if no jobs will hire people without it?  The answer is VISTA service! VISTA service is a one-year opportunity to build skills while you make the world a better place.  KidSight is currently hiring for 3 VISTA positions.  These VISTAs will be a part of the larger Literacy Kansas City VISTA program and placed at KidSight. (For more information on the LKC VISTA Program click here.)  Our goal is to start all three positions in July- August 2021.

KidSight’s team is made of positive and eager people who enjoy the challenge of our work. VISTAs are an important part of our small but mighty team. KidSight cares about our VISTAs and their future careers.  We will help you plan for your next step in an inclusive and nurturing environment; all while developing important skills that change the world for the better. You will be able to see the difference your service makes in the lives of the children we screen and the health of KidSight. You will not be a number with us. See more information about our openings below! 

Outreach Specialist – AmeriCorp VISTA Position

Do you enjoy connecting groups for good causes? As KidSight’s Outreach Specialist VISTA, you will build partnerships with other organizations so more children have access to low-cost care.

The Outreach Specialist VISTA will increase the capacity of KidSight by developing a sustainable outreach program. The VISTA will build KidSight’s network of eye doctors and supporting partners. This position will focus on developing relationships with potential partners including local vision care practices, majority low-income childcare centers and preschools, and organizations that may assist KidSight with providing low or no cost vision care to children.  The VISTA position is an opportunity to develop KidSight’s capacity to serve children and their families while gaining valuable experience in nonprofit operations.

We are looking for someone who wants to use and grow their communication and organizational skills. Click here to see the full description.

Volunteer Specialist – AmeriCorp VISTA Position

Train volunteers in preschool/school sites and expand KidSight’s capacity to serve more children living in poverty.  This VISTA will become a certified vision screener in order to field train others.

The VISTA Volunteer Specialist will build the capacity of KidSight by improving our volunteer recruitment and training program.  This position is responsible for all training of volunteers during their year of service, both classroom and in-person. The VISTA will also coordinate the volunteer liaison program and develop/implement the overall volunteer communication plan. This position will increase the number of children KidSight is able to serve by increasing the number of screeners who screen them.

You will develop supervising and project management skills. This is an excellent position for someone who is outgoing and well organized. Click here to see the full description.

This is the only KidSight VISTA position that gets to work with both children and adults.

Fundraising Specialist – AmeriCorp VISTA Position

Develop your writing and project management skills while raising money to serve more kids in poverty. Fundraising experience is a highly sought after skill for nonprofit professionals.

The Fundraising Specialist will work with the Executive Director to improve KidSight’s fundraising program and processes to increase KidSight’s capacity. This position will be centered on writing.  Activities will include creating KidSight’s fundraising communications plan, enhancing the grant strategy, writing grants, interviewing KidSight participants, and creating communications content.  The VISTA position is an opportunity to develop KidSight’s ability to serve children and their families while gaining valuable experience in nonprofit operations.

This is an excellent position for someone looking to use and grow their writing and project management skills. Click here to see the full description.