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Horizons at Carolina Day AmeriCorps VISTA – Carolina Day School – Asheville, NC

Horizons at Carolina Day (CDS) is part of a network of Horizons programs. These partnerships between public and independent schools have a 3-fold goal: to address the challenge of summer learning loss and to help close the achievement and opportunity gaps among children growing up in poverty. In summer 2021, Horizons at CDS will run a 6-week academic program on the Carolina Day School campus for children in grades K to 3. (The program grows by one grade each year.) We also do after-school tutoring and events with families throughout the school year. Students who begin in grade K continue in the program, building deep relationships, skills, knowledge, and confidence, which lead nationally to a 97% high school graduation rate and a 91% rate of attending college or post-secondary training. Horizons at CDS is seeking a motivated, committed individual who is passionate about promoting equity in education and opportunity. This opportunity is perfect for someone looking for essential experience and responsibility that exceeds what is offered in an entry-level non-profit position. Because of this, the candidate should have some background of volunteer service, as well as the desire to take on responsibilities that will challenge themselves and make an impact on the community. The VISTA will work directly with the Executive Director of the Horizons program and have the opportunity to take on responsibilities and gain experience in areas of program management, marketing and communications, grant writing, program development, and systems enhancement. The AmeriCorps VISTA will have the opportunity to: attend trainings and conferences; network with other area nonprofits; connect with community leaders; explore new marketing and communications platforms; and participate in activities, sports and arts events at Carolina Day, the pre-K thru 12 independent school hosting the Horizons program.

Member Duties : The VISTA will work directly with the Executive Director of Horizons. During the school year, the VISTA will: -Promote the program in the community through a variety of efforts; -Implement creative strategies for fiscal sustainability including grant research, grant writing, and event planning; -Research middle school programming at other Horizons’ program across the country and provide recommendations on best practices; -Collect data to tell additional stories of our impact; -Build and expand systems for managing grants and donors; -Work in conjunction with staff to build parent education and expand year-round student support programming. During the summer, when the six-week enrichment program is taking place, the VISTA will: -Be responsible for key components of program implementation; -Create additional community awareness and marketing opportunities for the program. -Improve the volunteer management system. Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Health Coverage* , Training . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $600.00 – $800.00 per month


  • Monday to Friday


  • Associate (Preferred)

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