Explore Austin VISTA - Development Coordinator

Explore Austin

About the organization

Explore Austin pairs youth from low-income communities (Explorers) with caring and committed adult Mentors for a six-year journey, using the outdoors as a classroom to teach youth leadership as well as life skills, such as grit, self-efficacy, and confidence. Learn more at https://exploreaustin.org/


The Explore Austin VISTA - Development Coordinator will:
-Create systems to support Explore Austin’s storytelling efforts;
-Collect data through surveys to better understand Explore Austin’s constituents;
-Develop and coordinate a new grants prospecting system;
-Engage in grant writing and secure in-kind donations;
-Cultivate and steward donors of $500 or less and monthly giving donors;
-Streamline and support a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign;
-Assist in coordinating small or third party campaigns as needed.
The VISTA is expected to work closely with and synthesize expectations from Development, Executive, and Program staff in order to create the best possible processes and tools to achieve goals for all departments.


Passionate about the outdoors? Even more passionate about your community? Explore Austin pairs youth from low-income communities (Explorers) with caring and committed adult mentors, and we're looking for a VISTA to help us ensure our over 300 explorers continue to thrive.

Join us for a year starting this July to help us invigorate our storytelling strategies and develop the systems to keep our donor support going strong!

***AmeriCorps VISTAs are full-time, paid volunteers placed through the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas at service sites across Texas. Each VISTA serves for one year at their placement site with at our partner agencies. They help to improve health services, create and evaluate programs, strengthen community groups, conduct outreach, and much, much more. VISTA members and their service sites create, implement, expand, and improve programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

VISTA positions are one year, FULL time, paid volunteer positions. This position will run from July 19, 2021 to July 18, 2022. If you would like to be considered, please apply through the my.AmeriCorps.gov portal. Here is the direct link to the position:


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