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Southern WV Coalfields Tourism Development VISTA Coordinator
The Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL) focuses on building a new, sustainable, social structure and economic base in the southern West Virginia coalfields – striving to make the coalfields a better place to live. RAIL is a small nonprofit with 20 years of experience working to make a difference in the community, giving marginalized individuals the tools, through service, to lift themselves out of poverty. RAIL operates out of the former grade school, which is located in downtown Mullens and from this base has partnered with 20 VISTAs and 7 or 8 NCCC teams. As part of a grassroots organization working with the community for the community, VISTAs experience the charm of small-town life combined with the simple pleasures that come with living in the mountains, surrounded by the magnificent, ever changing world of nature, while doing meaningful much needed work. RAIL’s current initiatives include the promotion of economic opportunities, healthy lifestyles, and tourism.
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Member Duties : Join the VISTA team at the Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. (RAIL) as a full-time member. Make a difference in the southern West Virginia coalfields by promoting tourism development through the promotion of recreational use of the Guyandotte River. Research funding streams, submit grant proposals, develop fundraisers, build partnerships, recruit volunteers, develop a plan for adding a 6th kayak/canoe input site owned and managed by RAIL, and develop a business model to expand the recreational use of the kayak/canoe input parks along the Guyandotte River.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Education ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking . 
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Southern WV Coalfields Tourism Development VISTA Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/26/2021  -   12/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  11/01/2021  To  06/30/2022 

Contact Dewey Houck
300 Front Street
Mullens   WV   25882

Listing ID 107924


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