Join ACC as an Americorps VISTA!


ACC is hiring 5 VISTA positions starting in Summer 2018! These year-long positions are a great opportunity to gain hands-on work experience in volunteer management, volunteer systems, social enterprise, business development, or marketing! VISTAs will help us deliver on our mission of building safe and sustainable lives for refugees in Denver.

Learn more about the Americorps VISTA program HERE

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Vista Position Overview

Business Development VISTA

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We Made This is a social enterprise and employment training program for vulnerable refugees focusing on self-empowerment. As our We Made This Business Development VISTA, you will play a key role in the business expansion of We Made This. You will help develop the program into a financially sustainable social enterprise providing a tangible benefit to both refugee participants and ACC. Working closely with the Innovation Manager and We Made This Lead, you will conduct product line research and testing, expand the online sales platform, develop new sales strategies for products, develop creative marketing strategies for ethically produced clothing and storytelling of artisans, develop We Made This as a brand, identify and cultivate local retail sales channels, and assist with general business development.

Marketing & Outreach VISTA


As our Marketing & Outreach VISTA, you will work directly with the Development Coordinator to raise awareness of ACC and refugee populations by assisting with managing our website, social media outlets, and monthly newsletters. You will be participating in community outreach activities and event fundraising and marketing. You will create a variety of toolkits—for social media, website management, outreach presentations, and advocacy activities—that will allow ACC to easily plug volunteers into our marketing and outreach activities. These toolkits will establish a protocol and branding guidelines for each of these activities and give volunteers the resources they will need to work on them on their own. In addition, you will help create systems and processes to streamline donor management, recruitment, and acknowledgement. This is the perfect position for anyone looking to work in Non-profit Management, Development and Engagement, or Marketing and Communications. In this position, you will be working with a variety of online platforms, including MailChimp, Salesforce, GAIN app, Canva, and Squarespace. Experience using these platforms or having a design background is a plus but not required. 

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Program Innovation VISTA will work closely with the Innovation Manager to develop new programs and revenue streams for ACC. The goal of this position is to help develop sustainable revenue streams independent of grants and donations. You will identify business opportunities and analyze the feasibility of the various opportunities through stakeholder discovery and interviews, market research and analysis, and financial analysis. Business opportunities can come both from leveraging ACC's current programming and competencies for new revenue streams, as well as identifying new pathways for the organization. After thorough feasibility assessment, you will help develop business strategies, which will include building business models, marketing and customer plans, and financial modeling. You will then help execute these strategies. Finally, you will help develop our network of corporate donors and partners through outreach, cultural competency presentations, and donor cultivation.

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As ACC's Volunteer Infrastucture VISTA, You will help us improve our volunteer program so that we can offer more support to the community we serve. Your work will help us streamline volunteer systems and processes by establishing the technological back-end infrastructure of our volunteer program. Ideally, you will have a background in technology and will be able to identify and utilize various platforms for the program. You will help us build out Salesforce to track volunteer recruitment, orientation, hours, and activities. You will also create a series of online training modules that will be used to help more efficiently onboard volunteers. Finally, we hope to have you help develop an app that would alert subscribers to available volunteer opportunities within the organization; a technologically-savvy VISTA would work with staff to develop and begin using this app.


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Our Volunteer Systems VISTA will help us improve our volunteer program so that we can offer more support to the community we serve. Working closely with staff and community members, you will create toolkits for various volunteer opportunities so that volunteers can be easily plugged into these roles. From picking up new arrivals at the airport to preparing community members for job interviews to tutoring at our youth program, as our VISTA you will step into the roles of each of our volunteers in order to ascertain how we can best support all aspects of our programming. You will also help streamline and strengthen our processes for volunteer recruitment, orientation, placement, and management. This will involve conducting surveys of staff and community members, creating tracking systems, developing protocol for coordinating volunteer activities, and updating volunteer job descriptions. Finally, you and the Volunteer Coordinator will work together to develop and pilot two new programs: a group sponsorship program and a career mentoring program.

*Photos courtesoy of John Abramson

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