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Eco3.21 Minogitoon Collective Community Liaison
 
 
 
The Carleton region, although economically challenged, is full of creative, generous, engaged people and organizations with varying resources to support such endeavors including: the Free Range Film Festival, Oshkii Giizhik Singers, County Seat Theater, Agate Music Series, Heart Berry Contemporary Ojibwe Design, Dragon Fire Ceramics, Spectrum Berry Farm, R&R Honey, and Fond du Lac 13 Moons, authors releasing books, musicians producing festivals and concerts, SWCD creating pollinator gardens, food producers working with Community Memorial Hospital to nourish patients, Fond du Lac Tribal College bringing in world-class ecologists, and Jay Cooke State Park hosting candlelight skiing and snowshoeing, to name a few. By listening to creative folks discuss their hopes and dreams, Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community (OACC) understood what we were supposed to do: figure out how creatives could best work together to all make a good living and, how creatives’ insights can enhance our region’s quality of life, strengthen the economy, and well-being. This was the start of OACC and the underlying concept behind the Minogitoon Collective that “when creatives thrive, their communities prosper.” OACC seeks to leverage the partnership with Ecolibrium3’s VISTA position to propel this concept with greater intensity and intention utilizing the added staff/program capacity to inspire, support, measure/evaluate, and document local engagement across numerous creative mediums to build ‘locally inspired arts activated’ regional community development that is rooted in and fostered from the creative community’s needs and desires. The Minogitoon Collective Community Liaison VISTA will “grow it well” and manage through collaboration and activation this vision of economic development aimed at improving community vibrancy across the Fond du Lac Reservation and Carlton County leading to sustainable, inclusive, equitable and healthy prosperity for all our residents
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will build organizational capacity by: 1) Assess current processes for volunteer supported program engagement and delivery. 2) Expand community awareness of the Minogitoon Collective; build understanding of the effectiveness of creative community development in low income rural communities. 3) Support local creatives’ efforts to grow their businesses through Minogitoon Collective’s virtual and real-time promotional efforts and markets. 4) Support Minogitoon Collective’s membership, sponsorship and grant-seeking efforts by building strong and successful relationships, maintaining communications with constituents, and collaborating with staff and volunteers. 5) Support documentation and assessment efforts to report impact and lessons learned to funders, partners and elected officials. 6) Advocate for creative community development as a sustainable, equitable and inclusive approach to addressing rural poverty and strengthening community resilience.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Tribal ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Fine Arts/Crafts . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Eco3.21 Minogitoon Collective Community Liaison

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
12183361038
lucas@ecolibrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 104216


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