New Urban Arts Seeks Parent & Community Engagement Specialist VISTA

New Urban Arts and Central High School seek a highly motivated VISTA memberto join the team at NUA Knights. The VISTA will be stationed at Central High School and will report directly to the Central Site Director. They will also work in close collaboration with the New Urban Arts and Central High School community, staff, volunteers, and youth participants.

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About New Urban Arts

New Urban Arts is a nationally recognized communitybased art studio and gallery for high school students and emerging artists. Our mission is to build a vital community that empowers young people as artists and leaders to develop a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. In 2017, New Urban Arts worked with Central High School to launch NUA Knights, an after school and summer program specifically for Central students.

NUA Knights offers over 40 after school programs to students led by teachers, staff, community partners and other nonprofit organizations. Each year more than 400 students participate in these programs.

VISTA Responsibilities

  • Assist the NUA Knights Site Director in establishing and maintaining systems for daytoday operations of an afterschool program
  • Strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders including school administrative staff, guidance, parents and guardians, local community members and businesses
  • Improve and develop new communication strategies for stakeholders
  • Identify the needs of families and outreach to the local community (individuals, organizations, businesses) to fulfill identified needs
  • Build the infrastructure needed to support a sustainable NUA Knights Advisory Board

Candidates should bring the following to their position:

  • An interest and excitement to work with high school students
  • Ability to work collaboratively both in person and on digital platforms such as Google Classrooms, Google Meet, Zoom
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, visit:

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Any selected candidate will be required to submit an application (including two completed references) to AmeriCorps and be accepted for service by VISTA.

New Urban Arts is an equal opportunity employer; BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.