AmeriCorps VISTA

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA position serving at Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) in Charleston, SC. Please note that while this position will be located at CYDC, it is a stipend-based service position through the AmeriCorps program. CYDC’s VISTA position is for a one-year term beginning in the Summer of 2020. If quarantine measures are still in effect at the time of the position’s start, a teleservice option is available.

CYDC’s VISTA position is project-based and focuses on three core project goals: 1) evaluating and conducting quality improvement for its volunteer management systems; 2) creating tools for asset and purchasing management and evaluating asset and purchasing systems; and 3) ensuring the transition of CYDC electronic records into cloud-based storage, likely through the use of Microsoft SharePoint.

An ideal candidate will possess a strong desire to serve South Carolina’s Lowcountry community, will be highly organized and will have very strong attention to detail. Candidates must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma and demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office products, including Excel, SharePoint and Teams. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Current students are eligible for consideration if able to work full time. Flexible hours are available.

As a part of the Charleston Area Service Collaborative’s VISTA cohort, CYDC’s VISTA will also attend monthly meetings and ad hoc trainings with the Collaborative. More information on the stipend paid for the position and the benefits available through the AmeriCorps program are on the CNCS website. Please direct any questions about the position to CYDC’s Director of Quality Improvement, Lyndsey Marchman, at

To apply for the position, please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line 2020 VISTA Position Application.