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Stewards VISTA: WCU Business School - Outdoor Industry
This position will work to develop new entrepreneurial activities focused on the Outdoor Industry in the local community that was historically focused on mining (Gunnison and Crested Butte- all part of the Gunnison Valley). As part of the new RECREATE Institute in the School of Business at Western Colorado University, this role will work in partnership with the new Rady School of Engineering, the ICELab, and other campus and community partners, to strengthen the entrepreneurship community specifically in the Outdoor Industry. Additionally, by bringing events and competitions to the Gunnison Valley, economic opportunities for sustainable tourism will be realized in spending among participants. Finally, by supporting the Outdoor Industry MBA program in capacity building, the VISTA will also empower the next generation of Outdoor Industry leaders who can further grow the industry in Gunnison and beyond.
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Member Duties : Work to accelerate this RECREATE Institute’s mission, vision, and values. 1.Advance the Colorado Outdoor Industry Leaders Summit at Western. 2.Secure future funding to continue the work of promoting the outdoor industry as an economic driver in the Gunnison Valley and beyond. 3.Work with stakeholders to further programmatic outcomes. 4.Advance internships opportunities for 3+2 students. 5.Advance Alumni relations. 6.Increase awareness of the RECREATE Institute and the Advancing the Outdoor Industry’s role in the local economy. 7.Engage interns with project pitch events and innovation competitions. 8.Track performance measures (outputs and outcomes) and submit quarterly and final progress reports inclusive of qualitative and quantitative data. ***Full vaccination against COVID-19 by the first day of employment and ability to provide proof of vaccination before starting***
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization . 
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Stewards VISTA: WCU Business School - Outdoor Industry

Program Start/End Date
01/18/2022  -   01/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  


Accepting Applications
From  10/18/2021  To  12/17/2021 

Contact Patricia Silva
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 107751