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Groundwork Program Sustainability and Equity VISTA
Since 1995, Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) has been working to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians. The Groundwork Program Sustainability and Equity VISTA will primarily support the work of the Groundwork workforce development program. Est. in 2020, Groundwork provides agricultural-based job training to people with barriers to employment. Barriers are wide-ranging and could include lack of education, criminal history, Veteran status, addiction and recovery, workforce re-entry, and more. The Groundwork program focuses on providing 360-degree skill development, which includes job training, personal skill development (like financial literacy), professional skill development (like critical thinking and communication), and entrepreneurship/business skill training. This is the right position for a self-starter who is detail-oriented and business-minded and who wants to use their skills to promote and build programming aimed at helping struggling individuals realize their full potential. They should be excited about developing protocol and replicable work plans to be used past their service year(s). Applicant must have outstanding written and oral communication skills, excellent time management skills, and be able to prioritize effectively. The ideal applicant would have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Relations, Civics, or a related field. Previous agriculture experience is preferred but not required. The position requires a valid driver’s license and frequent use of a computer. Bristol is convenient to hiking on the Appalachian Trail, rock climbing at Hidden Valley WMA, wild ponies in Grayson Highlands SP, and live music during Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion Festival. For more information about ASD and the Groundwork Program Sustainability and Equity VISTA contact
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Member Duties : To ensure the workforce development program meets the triple bottom line, “People, Planet, Profit,” the Program Sustainability and Equity VISTA will prioritize and fast track the organization’s commitments to make Appalachian Harvest zero-waste certified, and will also work to build a diverse and inclusive network of people and resources for program associates and ASD staff. The VISTA will be involved in grant writing, building a business partner network, developing a diversity/equity/inclusion training program, and identifying partnership opportunities with the BIPOC community.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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Groundwork Program Sustainability and Equity VISTA

Program Start/End Date
05/16/2021  -   05/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/15/2021  To  04/02/2021 

Contact Debbie Browning
103 Thomas Rd
Bristol   VA   24201
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102103