Evidence-Based Program Design VISTA

Requisition ID: req7026

Sector: Program Administration

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Not Applicable

Location: Wichita (KSOR), KS

BACKGROUND: The IRC is one of the leading providers of high-quality programming for refugees resettling to the United States. Throughout the U.S., the IRC helps to create opportunities for refugees to survive and thrive in America through a network of resettlement offices and three offices privately administering statewide or regional refugee programs. The Kansas Office of Refugees (KSOR) was established in July 2016, to administer the Kansas Refugee Program, including statewide coordination, outreach, and refugee-focused funding opportunities.

SCOPE: The Kansas Office for Refugee (KSOR) administers statewide Employability Services and Refugee Cash Assistance programming through sub-award partnerships in Wichita, Kansas City, and Southwest Kansas. As part of the KSOR team, the Evidence-Based Program Design VISTA assigned to these programs will support the systematic evaluation and redesign of these critical KSOR grant programs to ensure evidence-based and data-driven programming. They will play a key role in strengthening these programs across the state through program design and innovation, partnership-building, and monitoring and evaluation.

Reports to the KSOR Program Manager; will work closely with other KSOR staff as needed.


  • Establish and expand partnerships with stakeholders across the state, including employers, English language training providers, public benefits offices, and workforce development programs. Leverage partnerships to enhance the assigned area of programming.
  • Analyze program and client data to identify areas for program improvement. Design tools and strategies to meet program and sub-award partner needs.
  • Build a repository of resources related to employment and economic integration of refugees to share with sub-award partners and other stakeholders.
  • Research program implementation of similar programs in other states to inform the design process.
  • Create graphs, charts, and other digital content to showcase the outcomes of the assigned program area.
  • Assist with program development by identifying needed revisions to assigned program policy and procedure manuals and other program management materials.
  • Assist with rollout of new and revised materials to partner staff.
  • Research funding opportunities and support the writing, editing, and submission of proposals.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Biweekly stipend of $479.08
  • Healthcare benefits
  • End of Service Award- choice of cash stipend or education award
  • Relocation allowance, if eligible
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • More information found on the Americorps VISTA website


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office application (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively with a variety of stakeholders

For more information and to apply visit: https://rescue.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=7026