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Stewards VISTA: Town of Clinchco VA Y1
The program will focus primarily on economic development but will also include elements of community engagement and environmental stewardship. Conceptual town master plans (CMPTs) were compiled by the Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) at Virginia Tech with input from the community. A large portion of the VISTA program will focus on evaluating the feasibility of proposed initiatives then identifying those that will move forward and providing subsequent support. One proposal, the Tiny Business Village (TBV), has already been identified as an initiative that will move forward. The VISTA will provide project management, marketing, and administrative support for the TBV project. As part of the community engagement work, the VISTA will routinely attend local government and support organization meetings to gain insight that will assist with prioritizing initiatives from the master plan that align with the county’s Strategic Economic Development Plan (SEDP). The meetings will also serve as means for the town to disseminate key information to various groups in the county. Additional community engagement will come through the establishment of a Youth Entrepreneurship Program. Program goals include teaching youth about key elements when starting a business, key functions to operate a business, and resources generally available to help support businesses. An environmental aspect of the VISTA program will involve assessing the viability of solar power for businesses and residents and seeking grant funding to offset equipment and installation expenses if participants choose to move forward. The town will seek professional development training for the VISTA through state and local Small Business Development Centers. The town will also seek “Solar 101” training, that is, training to provide a basic understanding and vocabulary around solar power.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : VISTA will help evaluate the feasibility of proposed initiatives. VISTA will work to prioritize and finalize, viable proposed initiatives. VISTA will work to obtain funding through grant writing and other means for various programs and projects. VISTA will also engage in volunteer management efforts as warranted by initiatives. Community engagement is another component of VISTA activities. VISTA is expected to be active and engage County Board of Supervisors meeting, County School Board meeting, Industrial Development Authority Board meeting, Local Town Councils’ meeting, Chamber of Commerce meeting, Tourism Committee meeting, and other meetings as designated by Clinchco town leadership. Written and oral communication skills will be utilized heavily to both disseminate information to and from the community. VISTA will also be responsible for compiling quarterly reports which will track performance measures utilizing both qualitative and quantitative data.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Public Safety ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Environment ,  Team Work . 
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Stewards VISTA: Town of Clinchco VA Y1

Program Start/End Date
01/16/2024  -   01/14/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  09/14/2022  To  01/01/2024 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
330 Harper Park Dr
Beckley   WV   25801

Listing ID 112085


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