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AmeriCorps VISTA positions at More Than Words

More Than Words (MTW) supports youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business. Youth work two paid jobs at MTW: in our $2M bookselling business learning critical skills and a "YOU Job" where they advance personal goals in education, work, and life. Visit to learn more about our organization. 

Hiring Company: More Than Words
Location: Boston, MA and Waltham, MA

More Than Words is accepting applications for six AmeriCorps VISTA members in our Boston and Waltham, MA locations. These full-time, one-year positions will begin on July 30, 2018 and run until August 1, 2019. Each MTW Americorps VISTA member will be eligible to receive healthcare coverage; living and relocation allowances; childcare assistance, if eligible; training; a choice of an Education Award or Service Stipend and more. The available MTW VISTA positions are listed below. Click on the corresponding link for more details on each position as well as a link to AmeriCorps' complete healthcare and program benefits. All applications must be submitted directly to AmeriCorps through the links listed below.

1) Evaluation Coordinator - More Than Words

Data is meaningful to nonprofits when it helps answer strategic questions and is collected and interpreted in a timely fashion. The Evaluation Coordinator will collaborate with the Director of Evaluation and other staff to interpret these questions, execute data analysis, and present the information back to stakeholders to support strategy. The Evaluation Coordinator will also support the Director of Evaluation and Learning to understand and improve systems to monitor data collection and identify meaningful patterns, and help create new materials that are easily accessible for both staff & participants to learn about data and evaluation.

2) Youth Intake and Recruitment Coordinator - More Than Words

The Youth Intake and Recruitment Coordinator will build relationships and help refine and develop a system of youth intake and recruitment that can accommodate a projected 60% increase in volume. The Coordinator will assess our current system and collaborate with the Associate Director of Recruitment to recommend improvements, and pilot and test new systems. The Coordinator will also research, establish, and sustain positive working relationships with community members and organizations in order to secure a robust pipeline of young adults into our Boston and Waltham programs.

3) Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator - More Than Words

The Volunteer & Community Engagement Coordinator will run and expand the volunteer program that spans both MTW sites in Boston and Waltham and engages over 1,400 volunteers annually. The Coordinator will seek new opportunities to engage volunteers and community stakeholders in our expanded program and new businesses, recruit and schedule volunteers, and support youth to manage volunteers when they are on site. The Coordinator will also collaborate with a VISTA member focused on Development and Marketing to engage youth in spreading the word about MTW on social media and a youth-written newsletter.

4) Business Development Coordinator - More Than Words

The Business Development Outreach & Stewardship Coordinator will build relationships with new partners for book drives or to host outdoor container bins, helping us source over 200,000 new books. The Coordinator will help refine our marketing materials and will collaborate closely with the Director of Business Development and the Business Development Team to build and manage these new relationships. The Coordinator will also engage MTW youth to develop and expand the ways that we thank and recognize book donors, library partners, and bin hosts, creating systems that are sustainable as we grow and give our youth opportunities to lead.

5) New Enterprises Coordinator - More Than Words

The New Enterprises Coordinator will collaborate closely with a Director of Retail and Events to build new contacts and systems for the new marketplace. Building on prior MTW research and contacts, the Coordinator will build up a portfolio of products from other mission-based businesses to test out selling in our marketplace and collaborate with retail staff to create and pilot systems to manage the marketplace, including methods to set prices, order new products, and track inventory. The Coordinator will also engage youth in the marketplace and develop a training plan to teach youth how to research, price, track, and sell marketplace products.

6) Development & Marketing Coordinator - More Than Words

The Development & Marketing Coordinator will collaborate with the Development team of three to find, research, connect with, and develop relationships with new contacts to contribute to the growth of fundraising that is needed to sustain a larger More Than Words. The Coordinator will also develop strategies to expand the reach of our current marketing efforts and distribute the critical messaging about our new and expansive businesses via social media, a monthly youth-written newsletter, and other materials, and will test ways to more deeply engage MTW youth in marketing and social media to better communicate our mission and model. The Coordinator will also collaborate with a VISTA member focused on volunteer and community engagement to support youth to engage volunteers.