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Social Economic Developer VISTA
The overall goal of this project is to build capacity in the Albuquerque area, as well as throughout New Mexico, to alleviate poverty, create sustainable employment with living wages, and provide a better quality of life. The VISTA will plan and implement program development in social enterprise and economic justice initiatives. The objective is to design a model and build the foundation for a social-economic development initiative that will provide workforce training in new skills for local low-wage workers and displaced workers due to COVID-19, create jobs with livable wages in the community, sustain family employment and wages, and cultivate cooperatives and businesses that address a community need (such as access to healthy food or clean energy) without competing with any local businesses. Through these activities, the VISTA will build the agency’s capacity to serve families and alleviate poverty in the Albuquerque and Central New Mexico community. This VISTA position is a part of Catholic Charities USA’s Family Strengthening Program, a national intermediary project. As a member, you will meet virtually with VISTA Leaders and other VISTAs serving throughout the country, all focused on alleviating poverty.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work directly with community leaders, gathering in-depth information about local economic development needs to help create jobs and improve quality of life in the Albuquerque and New Mexico community. The Social Economic Developer VISTA will: (1) Compile research regarding social-economic development models introducing value-added employment options for sustaining family-supporting employment and discuss regularly with supervisor and project task force (2) Research and help establish connections with potential community partners and supporters (3) Assist in facilitating stakeholder and task force meetings (4) Identify opportunities for regional economic development (5) Prepare and present data and spreadsheets for potential funding opportunities in the public and private sector (6) Assist with developing a budget for the project.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Urban Planning ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Social Economic Developer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  

Accepting Applications
From  06/07/2021  To  09/08/2021 

Contact Safa Zherae
2010 Bridge Blvd SW
Albuquerque   NM   87105

Listing ID 104760