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Job Description for ARI

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Coordinator


Position Overview

Action Resources International (ARI) is seeking a Program Coordinator to play a key role in helping to implement and expand our ARI VISTA Rural Intermediary Program in the Rocky Mountain Region.


The ARI VISTA Program Coordinator is a key staff member to support and manage ARI’s AmeriCorps VISTA Program, which provides essential capacity-building services to rural, grassroots and underserved organizations working in service to a diverse array of  social, community health and wellness  needs. The program coordinator takes the lead on promotional and outreach activities; VISTA member recruitment and management; and coordination with program placement sites and community resources. They will work closely with the ARI National Service Director to support and help manage the overall program including the AmeriCorps grant, strategic planning, reporting, program development, fiscal management, and direct VISTA member as well as placement site support. 

Organization Mission

Action Resources International (ARI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports and advocates for community organizing that strengthens neighborhoods, communities and regions. We are a Wyoming-based, grassroots organization dedicated to community activism that promotes safety and prevention of violence; social and economic justice; sustainable food security and sovereignty; and access to overall health and wellness for everyone. We believe that lived experience as expertise is essential for achieving positive, effective social change. Based on this philosophy, we support, develop, and sponsor community programs that amplify the voices and self-empowerment of individuals living with the problems being addressed, with a special focus on communities coping with health, social, economic, and/or geographic disparities. 


Job Description

The ARI VISTA Intermediary Program Coordinator will work closely with the ARI National Service Director and will also be expected to work independently. They will assist with site identification and development; take a leading role in the recruitment, placement, and management of VISTA members; conduct training and orientation while building relationships with members, placement sites, and the community. The program coordinator will also maintain records and contribute to reports associated with the accomplishments of the program.

This is a position with the goal of maximizing the quality and number of VISTA members and placement sites we serve; act as a liaison with the community; ensure that members are receiving excellent training and support. Action-oriented communication and transparency are essential between ARI’s National Service staff, the VISTA program coordinator, site supervisors, VISTA members, and the communities they all serve.



  • In partnership with the ARI National Service Director and other national service team members, help to develop and implement a cohesive approach to VISTA site development and member placement that is well suited to site, community, and member needs, in accordance with ARI and AmeriCorps philosophy, policies, and guidelines.

  • Assist the ARI National Service Director in developing individual site and VISTA member VADs (VISTA Assignment Descriptions) and position listings.

  • Recruit, hire and supervise one or two on-site VISTA Leaders to assist with program management.

  • Facilitate onboarding of VISTA members including outreach and recruitment; interviews; pre-service orientation; general correspondence; progress reports and documents.

  • Correspond/communicate with VISTA members; including in-person site visits from time to time in various locations across Wyoming and Colorado, as well as through remote meetings; plan and conduct VISTA member trainings and handle everyday situations as they arise.

  • Work with placement sites for completion of paperwork such as MOUs, service contracts, progress reports and evaluations.

  • Regularly work on general recruitment and outreach efforts such as presentations to programs, advertisements, PSAs, fliers, occasional tabling at special events, public speaking, fundraising activities, and other opportunities as they present themselves, as part of ARI’s overall national service team efforts.  

  • Together with ARI’s national service team, organize semi-annual recognition and National Service events.

  • Oversee training and approval of VISTA member timesheets, narratives, and progress reports with the support and guidance of the National Service Director. 

  • Establish and maintain strong, trusting relationships with VISTA members and service sites paying close attention to the growth and success of both.

  • Participate in AmeriCorps-sponsored meetings/webinars/technical trainings as required.

  • Oversee and manage database and document filing.

  • Help with grant management, including budget tracking and reporting.



  • Understanding of and alignment with the mission and goals of Action Resources International (ARI) and AmeriCorps VISTA.

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership/management positions that are related to or comparable with community service through non-profit organizations.

  • Strong computer skills, with ability to learn and use new programs.

  • Ability to think, listen, communicate clearly in writing and verbally, and solve problems.

  • Demonstrated ability to excel in self-directed settings, with minimal supervision; take initiative in achieving program objectives.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate supportively and successfully with others on a team.

  • Proactive interest in social change efforts for overall community health and wellness, with a passion for learning and contributing to the success of the program as defined by those being served.

  • A working knowledge of and/or experience working with people facing a breadth of social and/or economic life challenges including poverty; food insecurity; health and wellness issues and disparities; marginalization of any kind.

  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure; ability to manage competing priorities.

  • Experience working in a socioeconomically diverse environment and interacting positively and productively with individuals from different backgrounds. 

  • Excellent record keeping and data management skills

  • Prior experience supervising people and creating as well as overseeing projects/programs/systems.

  • Understanding that urgent logistical issues require immediate calls and texts outside of normal business hours, in a work environment that provides a comp time policy in recognition of and compensation for those situations.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience volunteering for and/or working in community-based, social change, nonprofit organizational settings, with a passion for community-led change efforts, equity and sustainability.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Experience living and working in underserved community and/or rural and frontier environments.


Preferred consideration may be given to:

  • Working use of both English and Spanish or other languages

  • Direct developmental and managerial experience with nonprofit organizations.

  • Personal experience with AmeriCorps program(s) as staff, volunteer or VISTA member.



This is a full-time, on-site, salaried, exempt position with an annual starting salary of $45,500. Some local, statewide and regional travel is required.



  • position is a full-time position at 35 hours/week over 5 days/week

  • comp time provided for approved hours worked over 35 hours/week

  • 12 paid holidays annually

  • 20 paid vacation days annually

  • 5-day paid winter break annually during holiday season

  • 10 days paid sick leave/year

  • paid parental leave for newborns, new children joining the family (time varies by circumstance)

  • 5 days paid elder care or bereavement leave for immediate family

  • annual health care-related costs reimbursement account (4% of gross annual salary)

  • salary raise each consecutive year of employment

  • generous continuing education and staff learning/retreat opportunities

  • a caring, robust, creative, and supportive working environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, and proactively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for the benefit of, and in service to the community at large.


Please submit a detailed letter of interest introducing yourself, your interest in this position and the work of the ARI VISTA Program Coordinator, what you feel you have to offer the position that you think would be of particular value to the program, and what you personally and professionally hope to get out of the position.

Also submit a resume of your work and lived experience, and any self-directed learning or formal education you feel is relevant to your qualifications for this position. If you are invited for an interview, three references will also be required.


To Apply 

Please email your letter of interest, resume and complete contact information to the ARI National Service Director, Crystal Ballard at

Please use the email subject line: ARI VISTA Intermediary Program Coordinator.

Application Deadline:

We are looking for the best possible fit for this exciting and challenging position. The job will remain open, and applications will be accepted, until the position is filled. The listing will be removed from this website once it’s closed.

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