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Eco3.21 Community Development Coordinator
Zeitgeist Center for Arts & Community builds inclusive, creative, sustainable social systems in people, institutions, and communities. That means taking down systems of oppression, piece by piece, in creative ways. In their place, Zeitgeist builds connections to more inclusive, sustainable, and creative systems that address the cultural, social, and economic determinants of health in long-lasting, cycle-breaking ways. To achieve those goals, the VISTA member will work with Zeitgeist’s Community Development Director to conduct community engagement and integrate arts and cultural strategies into community programs including Healthy Hillside (an effort to reduce health disparities and build community vision in the Hillside neighborhood), Places for People (a program that cultivates placemaking, neighborhood design, and equitable transportation to increase neighborhood vitality) with a focus on 6th Ave East Reimagined Project and active transportation events like Bus, Bike Walk , and the Duluth Story Project (a theatrical project to collect and present stories from Duluth’s under-represented communities about their experience of COVID-19 and racial injustice as a platform for healing, connection and social change); identify and develop news ways for our restaurant and movie theater to serve the community post pandemic; and support the internal development and training of the systems and evaluation of these strategies to sustain them into the future. VISTA member will be part of the Ecolibrium3 AmeriCorps VISTA cohort serving in northeastern Minnesota. Although each member is serving in a unique position, all cohort members will participate in VISTA specific activities such as regular cohort meetings, collaborative projects, professional development opportunities, and trainings. Additionally, cohort members will jointly complete one community service project of their cooperative design.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : 1.) Work with the Community Development Director and Manager to support current community outreach and engagement activities and to help integrate arts and culture into community initiatives and programs to advance long term policies, systems, and environment change. 2.) During the pandemic, the Zinema and Cafe programs were paused. As we look to the future there is an opportunity to rebuild these programs in a way that better fits the new reality of theaters and restaurants as well as better meets our own mission in serving the community. Work with Program Staff to identify, develop, and implement strategies to serve the community through these social enterprise programs. 3.) Integrate Zeitgeist Systems, Policies, Practices and Evaluation.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Social Services ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Eco3.21 Community Development Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2021  -   08/01/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/05/2021  To  08/01/2021 

Contact Lucas Giese
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806

Listing ID 103835