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Stewards VISTA: Continental Divide Trail Coalition
The Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) works in partnership with a growing network of 19 CDT Gateway Communities to protect and promote the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDT). VISTA will bolster CDTC’s capacity in the Gateway Community program, support communities trail-wide, and help develop local stewards in partnership to increase resources available to the public and ultimately, access to the CDT. The VISTA will work on tourism initiatives to redefine the identity of these Gateway Communities from mining and extraction communities to excellent and welcoming recreation destinations. This includes supporting the CDT Advisory Committees made of town officials, agency partners, tourism boards, and community members. The VISTA will also recruit and support designations of new communities who wish to be a part of the network. The position will support trail-wide needs in development of information resources for all users in both print and web formats, and specific community web pages to provide visitors information about Gateway Communities and the opportunities they provide to experience the CDT. The VISTA will assist in the creation of promotional materials such as maps, kiosks, and visitor information, and will play a large part in creating and coordinating outdoor programming on the CDT that welcomes new audiences to experience their National Scenic Trails and to recreate responsibly. The VISTA will also help develop a cadre of information and resources that CDTC provides to Gateway Communities, including support in community development, fundraising for the Gateway Community program, help with education & outreach efforts, and opportunities to connect at an annual Gateway Community Summit. The position would serve as a liaison between the local community and the CDTC to address CDT concerns and would work closely with local schools on various outreach and education efforts to engage local youth in the CDT Community.
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Member Duties : The Community Engagement Coordinator will raise awareness of the Continental Divide Trail through community outreach, supporting the CDT Gateway Community program, and developing trail information and marketing materials for dissemination to the public. The Community Engagement Coordinator will also be active in CDTC’s outreach, education, Gateway Community, and communications needs, and represent CDTC at community events along the trail. This includes developing and implementing the annual Trail Days celebration in Silver City, as well as other similar events in 19 CDT Gateway Communities along the trail. The Community Engagement Coordinator will also be active in the recruitment and engagement of several CDTC volunteer and will develop a schedule of training and connection opportunities for our community network. The Community Engagement Coordinator will also be active in writing and submitting grant proposals to support various CDTC programs.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Medicine . 
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Stewards VISTA: Continental Divide Trail Coalition

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   06/05/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None



Accepting Applications
From  02/15/2022  To  05/06/2022 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 109826