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SerVermont - Vermont Council on Rural Develpoment
VCRD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support of locally-defined progress of Vermont’s rural communities. VCRD is a dynamic partnership of federal, state, local, nonprofit and private partners. Actively non-partisan with an established reputation for community-based facilitation, VCRD is uniquely positioned to sponsor and coordinate collaborative efforts across governmental and organizational categories concerned with policy questions of rural import. Our mission is to help VT citizens build prosperous and resilient communities through democratic engagement, marshalling resources, and collective action. VCRD serves communities throughout Vermont through a comprehensive set of programs that provide holistic support, training, coaching, facilitation, and leadership development for communities and community leaders. These services include: - Deep community facilitation and priority-setting processes through our proven Community Visit Program. Resulting initiatives boost engagement and connection, improve economic opportunity and jobs, and support all community members, especially the most vulnerable. - Engagement of community volunteers – especially new and emerging leaders - Community leadership support, technical assistance, coaching and workshops - Direct technical assistance and coaching for community volunteers - Annual Summits that bring together leaders from across the state to showcase, highlight, and connect local leadership Additionally, VCRD regularly adds up what we are hearing across communities and builds statewide policy conversations to address issues ranging from the digital economy, the climate economy, and the working landscape, to a broad Statewide discussion on the Future of Vermont. VCRD believes in the power of local democracy and collective action to help communities identify what is most important for a prosperous and vital future for their communities and the people that live in them!
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Member Duties : This VISTA position will work with the VCRD Community Visit and Leadership team to improve and expand outreach strategy in our community engagement processes to ensure invitation to historically marginalized communities. This position will play a key role in carrying out in depth outreach and invitation in communities across the state and will develop a set of templates and protocols to deepen future outreach strategy. Specifically, this VISTA position will: - Identify and carry out outreach strategies to build inclusive community process - Identify new strategies and protocols to meaningfully engage lower income and BIPOC community members - Engage new volunteers and leaders as community projects are identified - Identify and outline community development, policy and engagement trends - Support VCRD’s ongoing Vermont Community Leadership Network workshops and program offerings and help to develop and lead workshops and discussion topics
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking . 
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SerVermont - Vermont Council on Rural Develpoment

Program Start/End Date
11/07/2022  -   11/06/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2022  To  10/14/2022 

Contact Robyn Baylor
43 State St.
Montpelier   VT   05601

Listing ID 111439


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