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Up2Us Sports Development & Evaluation VISTA, Chicago
Established in 2010, Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit coalition dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. The organization does this by identifying, training, and supporting coaches who bring sports-based youth development to underserved communities. Up2Us Sports' research, training, and on-the-ground initiatives empower sports programs across the country to become a united force for meaningful change. To date, Up2Us Sports has reached over 300,000 youth by placing nearly 2,200 coaches in underserved urban communities. The Development and Evaluation VISTA will be a crucial member of the Up2Us Sports Chicago team, providing capacity in building and strengthening relationships in Chicago and the greater Midwest region. The VISTA will work closely with the Chicago office in creating a strategic fundraising plan, increasing the monitoring and evaluation capacity of host sites, and building a stronger organizational presence in Chicago. This position is ideal for anyone passionate about sports and youth development who is interested in developing a diverse nonprofit skill set. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor's degree, a passion for the mission of Up2Us Sports, and previous writing and/or data experience. The candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Excel, an organized self-starter, work well under pressure, and have a curiosity for learning about development and data. A candidate familiar with Chicago is preferred, but not required.
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Member Duties : This VISTA at Up2Us Sports will be a part of the 2017-18 Up2Us Sports VISTA cohort of 25 members. S/he will divide their time between evaluation and development/community outreach responsibilities in order to increase the capacity of the Chicago office and support for local SBYD organizations. S/he will support Up2Us Sports staff, host sites, and coaches as needed with monitoring and evaluation requirements. They will also represent Up2Us Sports at CLOCC (Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago's Children) meetings and participate in the research and evaluation group in order to report back to Up2Us Sports on current trends in research and evaluation in Chicago To support Chicago development, the VISTA will gather local and regional research to provide important, up-to-date information for development-related work; contribute to grant proposal content creation; conduct local and regional prospecting; and build partnerships with community councils and CDCs.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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Up2Us Sports Development & Evaluation VISTA, Chicago

Program Start/End Date
08/04/2017  -   08/03/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  05/02/2017  To  06/12/2017 

Contact Jessica Lopez
1700 W 18th St
Chicago   IL   60608
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73973