Community Engagement Coordinator (Full Time AmeriCorps VISTA)


Posted: 10/19/2021

Clever Octopus Inc ™ is a waste-based nonprofit that inspires creativity and environmental consciousness through the resale of high-quality, affordable thrifted art and craft materials and by offering educational art and science programming for all ages and communities.

Clever Octopus Creative Reuse Center promotes creativity & community engagement through upcycling & art education. Improve community reach & engagement through network building & awareness.

Member Duties: VISTA Community Engagement Coordinator will (1) develop plug-and-play volunteer program for one-time & ongoing individuals & groups; (2) gather & organize quantitative data for volunteer binder & Google Drive folder; (3) create volunteer handbook &/or on-boarding packet; (4) develop fledgling ambassadorship program & its resources; (5) share volunteer opportunities to social media coordinator; (6) research & develop volunteer, university work-study, and employment programs; (7) create consistent group & individual volunteer days & plan the 1st annual volunteer celebration; (8) develop procedures manual while coordinating COI’s third yearly fundraising event with creative reuse & activities for our demographic; (9) join the Community Engagement Coordinator for all outreach & tabling needs at sustainability events, art festivals, college campuses, & more to promote COI; (10) engage in community workshops & talks & skill-building programs related to non-profit management.

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Service Term: 1/18/2022-1/18/2023
$7.19/hour living allowance + Segal AmeriCorps education award
Age requirement minimum: 18
Education level: college graduate or equivalent
Skills: Computers/Technology ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Veterans ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Counseling ,  Writing/Editing .
Benefits: Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance .  *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement:
Clever Octopus aims to take an intersectional approach to arts-access and waste diversion. We work to recognize the complex ways that racial, economic, and cultural forces interact within the arts and environmental advocacy spheres. To this end, we strive to dismantle discrimination and racism, both systemic and interpersonal, and to make our organization not only a safe and affirming place, but an active driver for positive social change and justice in our community. With these values at the forefront of our minds, we encourage the organizations we partner with to do the same; to combat racism and classism in their pervasive forms in whichever niche they work.