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Town of Marlinton Recreation Economy Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
Marlinton is a quaint, small town located along the Greenbrier River and the 78-mile Greenbrier River Trail. The newly finished “Discovery Junction” pavilion along with the Historic Pocahontas County Opera House offers numerous community events and musical performances in the heart of downtown Marlinton. Recreation opportunities abound in and around Marlinton. As a participant currently in The Hub's Communities of Achievement Program (HubCAP) and upcoming participant in The Hub's Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreational Economies (DARRE), this project will increase capacity within the Town of Marlinton to continue vital community and development activities as it builds a thriving local economy based in the many outdoor resources in the area. The Town of Marlinton Recreation Economy Coordinator (REC) VISTA will work toward this vision by serving as a liaison between the Town of Marlinton and multiple community partners to build a sustainable recreation economy by promoting the town as a top- tier recreation destination within the Snowshoe Highlands Area IMBA Ride Center.  With supervisor support, the VISTA will build capacity for the town by facilitating community engagement efforts; creating and implementing systems for project tracking; coordinating events and activities to promote the outdoors to people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences; actively seek out opportunities for implementing priority projects aligned with the town’s comprehensive plan; and assisting with grant writing.  Together, the community is working with partners to contribute to a community in which nature, visitors, local residents, and their economies thrive. The VISTA will coordinate efforts across these partnerships that will help local leaders focus on how Marlinton can market itself as a hub and destination for outdoor recreation to visitors rather than just a stop along the way.
 
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Member Duties : AmeriCorps member responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: -Facilitating a resident advisory council and supporting resident activities that build community. -Establishing partnerships within the community -Identifying speakers for site-based presentations and programming -Soliciting donations for community-building events -Creating and distributing the Town of Marlinton’s newsletter -Developing and maintaining databases of resources in the community -Researching and identifying sources of funding for Town of Marlinton’s Volunteer Services Program. -Supporting grant pursuits.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Urban Planning ,  Leadership ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Town of Marlinton Recreation Economy Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
07/01/2022  -   06/30/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2022  To  08/31/2022 

Contact Erin Susman
424A Shrewsbury St
Charleston   WV   25301
3045331077
e.susman@wvhub.org

Listing ID 110593


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