AmeriCorps Vista Outcomes Specialist

Posting ID : B1009189178
Date Posted : 2012-06-22
Group : Nonprofit Jobs

TITLE: AmeriCorps VISTA Outcomes & Impact Specialist

ORGANIZATION SUMMARY:

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
The Outcomes & Impact Specialist works with the local Club to increase capacity on outcome measurement, data collection and analysis, and communication of impact to the community. This position focuses on reducing poverty, engaging the community and building capacity in the organization.

KEY ROLES (Essential Position Responsibilities):

Outcome Measurement
•Advance focus of BGCA Great Futures 2020 Initiative with local Club. Identify community needs and statistics wich are relevant.
•Benchmark other BGC organization's nationally on outcome measurement.
•Compare progress to other non-profits and youth development organizations.
•Participate in BGC Impact University
Impact Assessment
•Design and implement output measurement process wich creates data and aligns with community needs.
•Evaluate targeted Outcomes including:
oOn-time grade level progression and on-time graduation
oCollege and career readiness
oPrograms to support healthy nutrition, physical activities and health choices

Communication
•Create communications plan for both the results of studies and other relevant infomation related to measurement.
•Communicate the story of how Boys & Girls Clubs are making a difference in the lives of youth.
•Work with Resource Development staff to utilize communication with donors.

knowlege, Skills and Abilities
•Ability to work with youth and adults of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
•Ability to identify and address needs of volunteers, funders and communities
•Ability to work as a team member with club staff, volunteers and representatives of other community agencies
•Ability to evaluate and document program participation and effectiveness
•Ability to actively recruit volunteers for programs
•Ability to work independantly and in an organized manner
•Ability to transport members to and form scheduled events - Must possess a valid Washington driver's license.

Education and Experience Required
BA/BS degree in human services, education, communications, English, or related field required (or equivalent experience)
Demonstrated understanding of youth development field and youth programs

Service Related Behaviors
Member is a team player, punctual, flexible, follows through on commitments, responds in a timely manner to requests, exhibits problem solving initiative, communicates effectively within proper reporting relationships and is dedicated to the mission of the organization by striving to uphold BGCKC values.
Disclaimer
The infomation presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of persons in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives of this position. Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note: To apply for this job, please send a cover letter and resume to Mark Smith, care of Emily Holt eholt@positiveplace.org, 206-436-1818. Filling out an AmeriCorps VISTA application is not required for initial application.

About AmeriCorps VISTA:
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local goverment agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create buisnesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, you'll create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.


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