Now Recruiting AmeriCorps: Development Assistant

Help Us Build Long-term Financial Sustainability!

This position will work with the development director and the grant writer to assist in the process of securing funds and stewarding donors and funders. The position will also develop and implement a marketing and outreach plan to educate target audiences about the opportunities to support and invest in our mission to connect people to the Missouri River.

The position's goal is to support all organizational efforts toward building long-term financial sustainability from a wide range of funders – individual, corporate, foundation, and governmental.

The application process for this position is OPEN.

Status: One Year Term/AmeriCorps: VISTA/Full Time
Start Date: July 17, 2023
End Date: July 16, 2024
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Application Deadline: June 9, 2023

How to Apply 

  1. Search AmeriCorps listing. Go to
  2. Search by the following:
    • Program Type: AmeriCorps VISTA
    • State: Missouri
    • Program Name: L&C Missouri River Relief Y3
  3. Click "Apply Now" and create a profile to submit your application
  4. You will be contacted in April if you are selected for an interview. 

Here's the direct link:

Benefits of Service

Living Allowance

  • Receive a modest bi-weekly (full 14 days of service) living allowance ($880.08) to cover basic expenses.
  • The amount listed may differ from what members see in their paychecks because a) the rates listed here are gross/pre-tax amounts; and b) actual pay may vary to reflect the number of days served in a pay period.

Rental Assistance

  • A housing stipend of $583 per month will be paid towards your monthly rent for the 12-month service period

End of Service Award

  • Choose between a Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,895) to pay for a range of education expenses or a $1,800 cash stipend.
  • During service, you may defer student loans until end of service year. Interest accrued during service will be paid by the National Service Trust upon completion of service.

Professional Development Training

  • Attend in-person and virtual training where you learn how to be a community development change agent

Join A Community

  • Join an AmeriCorps umbrella and meet other like-minded individuals living and working in your community.


  • You are entitled to personal leave, medical leave, and leave for certain holidays (those recognized by your sponsor.) Family leave and emergency leave are also available in certain situations. Military service and jury duty can also necessitate a leave of absence, both of which are covered.

Non-Competitive Eligibility 

  • AmeriCorps VISTA is the only AmeriCorps program where you can earn federal non-competitive eligibility, giving you an edge in the federal hiring process. Non-Competitive Eligibility status lasts for 12 months following service.

Other Benefits 

  • Other benefits may include a relocation allowance for moving for service, childcare assistance, mileage reimbursement for service-related travel, and health care options.

Click here to take a more in-depth view of the Benefits of Service

About Missouri River Relief

Missouri River Relief is a small but mighty 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people to the Missouri River through hands-on, on-the-river stewardship, education programs, and recreation events. Since 2001, we have been growing and deepening our impact throughout the Missouri River Valley from St. Louis to Omaha, NE. We currently have nine full-time and one part-time staff.

We are known for hosting large, efficient, impactful river clean-up events with hundreds of volunteers. Our experiential education programs have served over 35,000 students and teachers since 2001, bringing many of those students to the river for the first time. Our recreation programs, including river excursions, floats, and races, continue to grow in participation and diversity and in 2020, we added the MR340 paddling race to our family of recreation events.

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This website is created and maintained by Missouri River Relief, P.O. Box 463, Columbia, MO 65205
MRR is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID (EIN) 03-0425187
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