Program & Operations Coordinator (2023 VISTA Summer Associate)

Big Sky Youth Empowerment

Full Time

Big Sky Youth Empowerment (BYEP) is a group mentoring and outdoor experiential adventuring program based in beautiful Bozeman, Montana that serves vulnerable teens in grades 7-12. The teen participants who voluntarily enroll in our program are taught wellness and social emotional skills in workshops that are held one night a week and have the opportunity to go out on an adventure on one additional day of programming per week. The Program & Operations Coordinator will be a part of and provide general support for the BYEP Programs Team. They will play an integral part in supporting the Operations Manager and Program Managers in planning, preparing, and executing social-emotional learning workshops and experiential outdoor adventures for vulnerable teenagers in the Gallatin Valley of Montana. The VISTA Associate will have the exciting opportunity to participate in and be a substitute lead of BYEP workshops, adventures, and tutoring offerings engaging directly with teen participants and volunteer mentors. In addition to general program support, the VISTA Associate will be tasked with planning and executing a community BBQ event for BYEP teens, their families, mentors, board members, and staff at the end of the summer, developing a gear check-out and maintenance system, and creating community resource binders to help Program Managers provide wrap-around support of mental health and social services for teen participants and their families. Additionally, the Summer Associate will support volunteer recruitment outreach and support BYEP at fundraising events. The BYEP staff of 12 members is a vibrant, welcoming and fun team that eagerly awaits our two new AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates. We look forward to sharing in the joy of outdoor, experiential learning, and building meaningful, growth-oriented relationships with vulnerable teens with you! The 2023 VISTA Summer Associate begins on Monday, June 5, 2023, and ends Sunday, August 13, 2023. The total living allowance for members is $3,375 (pretax) for the 10 week period. Members who select the Segal Education Award will receive $1,459.26 upon completion of service, while members who opt out of the Segal Education Award will receive an End of Service Cash Award of $345.80. For the full job description and application instructions, go to
Contact Information

After thoroughly reviewing our website at, interested applicants must email a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and two professional references in a PDF file to Please use the subject line “VISTA Summer Associate Application”.

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