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NRGRDA PATTERN Program Coordinator VISTA
PATTERN (Planning and Accelerating Textile Technology and Entrepreneurship Regional Network) represents a collaborative, regional approach to accelerating the outdoor and manufacturing industry within the New River Gorge. The project will leverage the assets within the region’s rural and coal-impacted communities including WVU Tech students, skilled workforce, industry heritage, natural and cultural resources, and more, to advance the textile manufacturing sector. Working in tandem with established and successful organizations in West Virginia and North Carolina, the project will result in the development of a ready workforce, investment into manufacturing and artisan resources, leveraging of culturally relevant skills, and an increase in capacity of the region. The success of this project will be measured by quantifying new job creation, new capital investment, new businesses created, technical assistance deployed, and an increase in locally made products. Most notably, the project will also leverage the recent redesignation of the New River Gorge National River to a National Park and Preserve.    PATTERN will accelerate the textile industry through the following primary strategic objectives:  - Creation of a Textile Innovation Space - Workforce Development - Entrepreneurship and Business Support - Providing Space to locate Manufacturing expansion PATTERN is a program of NRGRDA, based in Beckley, WV.
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Member Duties : In this role, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will support PATTERN's launch. Primary responsibilities will be to: -Identify and engage local industry partners and resources -Identify opportunities to support existing local businesses -Support in the development of education components across statewide partners - Identify opportunities and partnerships for growth in advanced manufacturing PATTERN is a program of NRGRDA, based in Beckley, WV.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  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 :
Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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NRGRDA PATTERN Program Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/10/2023  -   04/09/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2023  To  09/28/2023 

Contact Erin Susman
424A Shrewsbury St
Charleston   WV   25301

Listing ID 117244