Open Positions available to all Candidates


President & Chief Executive Officer:  Impact America seeks a dynamic and passionate President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization into the future. Reporting to an engaged Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for both strategic leadership and day-to-day operations of the organization to lead the organization into its next stage of growth. Working with the Board and staff, the CEO will be responsible for identifying the resources necessary to sustain and expand Impact America’s work and will serve as an ambassador for the organization throughout the community. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional to lead an organization making a real difference in the lives of families facing poverty’s challenges.

SpeakFirst Debate Team Positions:  We are recruiting for one or more positions to support our SpeakFirst Debate program, which enriches the academic experience of talented and motivated students from Birmingham-area middle and high schools through participation in academic debate. As they sharpen their debating skills, students also improve vocabulary, critical thinking, speaking ability, and language and study skills. SpeakFirst uses academic debate as a platform to support these students and guide them on a path toward excellence in college and beyond.  All SpeakFirst staff positions will have the support of three full-time AmeriCorps Members to assist in coordinating the middle and high school programs and participate in practices and debate tournaments.

  • SpeakFirst Program Manager (full-time): Manages the implementation of the SpeakFirst program, with attention given to program implementation and administration, logistics, community partnership development, and evaluation. No debate experience is required.
  • SpeakFirst Debate Instructor (part-time): Develops and implements debate curriculum, leads debate practices, and supervises high school students at debate tournaments. Debate and/or classroom management experience is preferred.
  • SpeakFirst Program Director (full-time): We will also consider applications from more experienced professionals who possess the qualities we are looking for in the Program Manager and Debate Instructor positions. The Director position combines the responsibilities of both and would replace the hiring of a Program Manager and Debate Instructor.


AmeriCorps Service MemberA yearlong service and leadership position as part of our Corps Program that serves with multiple initiatives (FocusFirst, SaveFirst, and SpeakFirst [AL only]) throughout the year.

SpeakFirst High School Coach: A yearlong AmeriCorps position that allows you to serve as coach, teacher, discussion leader, and mentor who guides and improves our debaters’ research, argumentation, and speaking skills.

Media Fellow: A yearlong AmeriCorps position available to creative and self-motivated individuals with training in documentary/nonfiction filmmaking who are looking for an opportunity to gain experience in visual storytelling and media production in a nonprofit setting.

Open Positions available only to Internal Candidates

Please view the Internal Position Application Portal to view open positions.  This portal requires a password to access.  For these positions, only internal candidates are eligible to apply unless you have been granted permission to apply from a staff supervisor.  If a candidate is not selected within the internal application process, these positions may be posted for external candidates to apply.