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WSU VISTA Fellow: Stafford Co. Employment Development
Stafford County Economic Development strives to achieve local economic growth by fostering employment opportunities, improving housing, and cultivating amenities that improve quality of life that encourage population growth. VISTA members will assist in planning and coalition building efforts that encourage business development, expand cultural amenities, and guide public investment. Housing provided in a loft apartment for $250 month in St. John, where a new, $3.8 million, community-led grocery store / pharmacy/ fuel center/ deli and convenience store. Other amenities in Stafford County include a community theater featuring new release movies, a dozen restaurants, two fitness facilities, an indoor pool available with membership, community festivals, three school districts, a 9 hole regulation-length public golf course that has green fees of $15 a day and $20 cart rental all day. Over 22,000 acres form Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, a migratory waterfowl refuge with an inland salt marsh & sand prairie that provides opportunities for wildlife viewing, biking, and hiking. This county of 4,000 residents has relaxed lifestyle, yet life can be as active as you choose for it to be. Leadership, volunteer, and social opportunities exist outside of AmeriCorps service in civic groups such as Young Professionals, IOOF, Chamber of Commerce, in coaching youth activities through recreation commissions, organizations such as 4H and Boy/Girl Scouts, and 22 churches. High school activities are a gathering point for the community and provide opportunity to interact with citizens of all ages throughout the school year. Three community colleges are within 30 to 50 miles, along with regional retail shopping options. The city of Wichita, with major entertainment venues, is a 90-minute drive.
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Member Duties : Develop a marketing and outreach plan to expand and engage citizens in local organizations. Increase economic growth capacity within Stafford County. Continue to develop plans for a joint workspace that improves employment opportunities for low-income community members. Carry out local entrepreneurship development program.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Housing ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

WSU VISTA Fellow: Stafford Co. Employment Development

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2021  -   08/28/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KANSAS  

Accepting Applications
From  01/07/2021  To  08/02/2021 

Contact Kathleen Norman
210 E 3rd Ave
Saint John   KS   67576

Listing ID 100855