The Wyandotte County AmeriCorps VISTA Program is always looking for motivated, passionate and community focused individuals that are eager to share their knowledge and skill-set to help positively impact Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas.
Look below to review open VISTA positions. Click on each job title below to be redirected to the complete position description and application process.
Armourdale Renewal Association VISTA
Interested in urban planning? We’ve got a position for you. Serving with the Armourdale Renewal Association (ARA). foster relationships through outreach to various stakeholders and community members, grant writing, and tracing progress of implementation. Enhance the experience and lives of residents and businesses by developing programs, service or resources, to build a stronger and healthier community.
- Placement is at the Armourdale Renewal Association.
Crime & Opioid AmeriCorps VISTA
Add extensive capacity to the crime analysis and within "Impacting Crime in Our Neighborhoods" (ICON) and "Data-Driven Approach to Crime and Traffic Safety" (DDACTS) projects. Serve on various projects including brand new real-time crime center unit. Research opioid grants and policies for the purpose of applying for those opioid grants. Curate opioid educational material for better community engagement. Perfect opportunity for some looking for a criminal justice centered or grant writing opportunity.
- Placement is with the Kansas City, KS Police Department.
Development & Communications AmeriCorps VISTA
Perfect opportunity for someone interested in communications and development looking to make an impact in children’s lives. This position will develop a Digital ‘Thank You’ Pipeline for online donors and craft a communications and engagement plan from the initial gift or inquiry for a local nonprofit.
- Placement is at community partner, CASA of Johnson & Wyandotte Counties.
GIS Analyst AmeriCorps VISTA
Hone your geographic information system (GIS) Skills with this opportunity to increase community outreach and input in capital Public Works projects. This AmeriCorps member will focus on a project that will lead to community-informed decision-making. The member will contribute to projects that increase the ability of the Public Works department to communicate and gather submissions and feedback on capital projects.
- Placement is with the Unified Government Public Works Department.
Marketing Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA
Looking to serve in an entrepreneurial-centered AmeriCorps position? This is it! The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center is a brand new community resource here in KCK. The ToolBox's vision is to empower the community to own their economic future. The AmeriCorps member will support The Toolbox with marketing and communications strategies; champion data management and collection efforts; lead the creation and implementation of systems to further the organization's mission; expand outreach and recruitment of all small businesses with special emphasis on refugee, immigrant and BIPOC communities.
- Placement is at The Toolbox: Small Business Resource Center.
Mayors Task Force Liaison VISTA
Passionate about residents’ voices being heard by local governments? This is the perfect position for you. Join Mayor Garner’s resident outreach efforts by supporting the newly formed special committees and taskforces. Member duties will include liaising with residents and County Commissioners, drafting communications and official documents, and tracking the progress of the special committees and taskforces. Special Committee topics include unhoused neighbors, recreation and community health, environmental sustainability, and much more. Perfect opportunity to gain experience within the local government landscape.
- Placement is within Mayor Garner’s Office.
Outreach & Development AmeriCorps VISTA
Want to help start at non-profit organization? This is the role for you! This AmeriCorps member will research and strategize possibility of establishing 501(c)3 status for the Animal Services unit of the Kansas City, KS Police Department. The member will also lead the research and strategy of building a robust volunteer run outreach program. This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking for expansive experience to break into the non-profit field.
- Placement is with the Animal Service Unit of the Kansas City, KS Police Department.
Solutions Lab Project Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA
Join the digital revolution! Perfect opportunity for someone interested in the intersection of technology and health! KC Digital Drive is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make Kansas City a digital leader to secure our economic prosperity and improve the quality of life for all people in the region. This AmeriCorps member will support two specific community health projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and work with the Program Manager to identify new project opportunities for the Solutions Lab.
- Placement is at KC Digital Drive.
Strategic Communications AmeriCorps VISTA
Passionate about communications? Want to be a part of local government outreach and communication? Join us in this American Rescue Plan Act-specific position. Get an understanding of the current landscape of Wyandotte County, how the ARPA funds are being utilized, and where the need for communications lies. Strategize ways to evaluate the communications plan in order to achieve the objectives for the plan. Help build a community network of organizations, groups, and individuals to quickly get communications out to the public.
- Placement will be with the Unified Government Strategic Communications Department.
Urban Design and Planning AmeriCorps VISTA
One of the most critical functions of the Urban Design and Planning Department is to facilitate conversations internally and externally to bring stakeholders together around a common purpose. The success of this task largely depends on the narrative that the Department, through various verbal and non-verbal platforms, can communicate these ideas to decision-makers, stakeholders, and the general public. In an increasingly visual world, how we tell these stories and the tools that we use to do so has a direct correlation to public participation, community buy-in and ultimately, the effectiveness of our very work.
- Placement will be with the Unified Government Urban Design and Planning Department.