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PEP Outdoor Recreation Planner VISTA
Powell Economic Partnership (PEP) is a leading Economic Development organization in Northwest Wyoming, and works to improve the quality of life and create wealth for the Powell Valley and Park County. PEP's VISTA program is a chance to experience a beautiful area, gain valuable work experience and professional development while serving with a team of like-minded people. The second PEP Outdoor Recreation Planner will use the Findings Report created by the first year VISTA on the perceptions and use of public land in Park County, to identify potential outdoor recreation projects to implement. The VISTA will investigate the feasibility of projects and help PEP prioritize one (or more) for implementation. Resources and time permitting, the VISTA will initiate project implementation and conduct community outreach to increase support of the project, encourage community participation, and generate momentum for developing additional outdoor recreation opportunities in the area. 80% of Park County is comprised of public lands, managed by various federal agencies. Public lands provide affordable opportunities to help low-income and at-risk populations improve their health outcomes, groups who may not be able to afford access to other tools, such as gym memberships. PEP’s Outdoor recreation initiative aims to change public perceptions of public land use from dumping grounds to valuable recreational areas. This effort will combat poverty in the long-term by increasing the local standard of living; increasing business and job opportunities; and by bolstering the local tourist economy. In addition, they will engage at least one project partner serving low-income and/or vulnerable populations in the planning and implementation of each project, as well as help evaluate the project after its completion. Intentionally engaging organizations in this way, will help ensure that the project will be beneficial to low-income populations.
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Member Duties : The 2nd Year PEP Outdoor Recreation Planner will use the 1st VISTA's Findings Report to identify, plan and and generate support for potential outdoor recreation projects. By the end of their service year, the VISTA begun implementing at least one of the prioritized projects for Powell, WY. 1. Become oriented to WY culture, Park County communities; 2. Participate in the Park County Outdoor Collaborative, relationships with land managers and stakeholders, and partner with organizations serving low-income/vulnerable populations; 3. Explore the feasibility of potential outdoor recreation projects; 4. Create timelines and plans to help PEP prioritize projects; 5. Conduct outreach to increase community awareness and support of at least one project; 6. Begin implementation of chosen project and engage key partners throughout the project.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing Assistance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Education ,  Health ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Environment ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
First Aid ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Trade/Construction ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Urban Planning ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Loves a Variety of outdoor rec ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Environment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Public Health . 
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PEP Outdoor Recreation Planner VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2023  -   06/04/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WYOMING  


Accepting Applications
From  12/15/2022  To  05/31/2023 

Contact Rebekah Burns
111 S Day St
Powell   WY   82435

Listing ID 108789