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Summer People & Culture VISTA

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Legal Address 0TW50 - New York, NY
4 Year Degree
Road Warrior


Kids in the Game People & Culture Summer VISTA

Join Our Movement to Inspire the Next Generation!

Kids in the Game sport and enrichment-based programs can be found in schools and communities across New York City, serving thousands of children every year. Our goal is to provide positive experiences and opportunities through sports and creative play. We inspire kids to embrace new experiences, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and build integrity. Our work is focused on achieving five ultimate impacts:

  • Enhancing emotional intelligence

  • Creating a positive sense of self

  • Developing NYC into the nation’s top talent hub

  • Integrating our communities

  • Narrowing the income inequality gaps

We believe that what sets us apart is who we are and how we connect with people. We are a Certified B Corporation and we’re committed to doing business for good. We are striving every day to have a positive impact in the lives of our youth, and we believe that it all starts with being the best part of their day. To learn more about our programs and our team, visit



Our People & Culture Team is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding a year-round team of coaches, interns, AmeriCorps service members, graduate fellows, and full time team members. We're looking for a People & Culture VISTA to support these human resources areas during our summer cycle as we prepare to hire coaches for our fall sports and school-based programs. The serrvice role would be based at our main office in Manhattan and require an in-person commitment of 40 hours per week. You would be reporting directly to the Sr. Employee Relations Coordinator and Chief People Officer during the summer.

As the People & Culture VISTA, you will be employed by the Up2Us Sports VISTA with Kids in the Game as your host-site. This is a service role designed to to help end the cycle of poverty through intentional youth sports and education programming. The Up2Us Sports VISTA Summer Associates will be placed at Kids in the Game to support the People & CultureTeam.

Term Dates: June 12th through August 11th (9 weeks)

  • Must be able to work 9am-5pm Monday through Friday during these weeks.


  • Summer VISTA Stipend: $4,625.46
  • End of Term Bonus
    • Educational Award: $1,459.26
    • End of Service Award: $311

Position Responsibilities:

  • Review resumes in our application tracking system, contact candidates by phone/email to schedule phone screens & virtual interviews

  • Conduct pre-screen calls for potential interviews

  • Arrange group interviews by coordinating schedules and using our scheduling platform (Calendly)

  • Update job postings and track the number of applications received per posting

  • Conduct reference checks and collect employment paperwork (digital and print)

  • Assist with preparing digital and print recruitment materials

  • Assist with other P&C tasks related to supporting our summer camps and 150+ coaches (e.g. planning events, ordering supplies, answering emails, employee documentation)



Our ideal candidate would meet some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Recent college graduate or Master’s degree student in a related field looking to gain valuable experience in research, marketing, and partnership cultivation

  • A passion for digital marketing, sports, business development, and youth education industry; former athlete or strong connection to sport-based youth development is a plus

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Suite

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Strong partner/customer interaction skills

  • Competence in research skills

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English

  • “Can-do” and “we can find a way” attitude

  • Social, thoughtful communicator, and networker



At Kids in the Game, you can expect to be welcomed into an engaging and spirited environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, communication, and collaboration. We are proud to foster an inclusive environment where our team members feel respected by and connected to one another. We value the unique experiences, perspectives, and passions of our employees, and we look forward to adding new personalities to our team.



  • We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment for all of our interns and employees

  • We recruit candidates from across the city, state, and country, from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

  • We have developed partnerships with organizations that allow us to target our hiring practices to include chronically discriminated against or low-income groups, and improve their access to high-quality employment opportunities

  • We are committed to growing our team with candidates who identify with and/or relate to the experiences of the BIPOC community



  • We are a certified B Corp and we are dedicated to producing positive social impact for the children, families, and communities that we serve

  • We provide training in what it means to be a certified B Corp and the relevant policies/procedures that enable us to produce positive social impact

  • As a VISTA, you are part of our movement as a B Corp certified organization, and help to ensure our social impact initiatives and policies are implemented throughout our programs

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