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Network Capacity Support Coordinator VISTA at The Hub
The West Virginia Community Development Hub supports West Virginians with the tools and training they need to lead and spark positive change in their hometowns and across our state. Our purpose is to coach volunteer community leadership teams to help them build sustained development in rural communities; and grow the overall community economic development system in West Virginia through collaborative partnerships that use innovative approaches to address systemic challenges for rural development. In 2022, The Hub launched an initiative to research barriers to West Virginia communities accessing funding and identify potential solutions to address these barriers. The research included a series of over 100 interviews with practitioners and current/potential grantees across the state, and deep relationship-building with federal agency partners and regional/national networks that were dedicated to address these persistent barriers to access. The level of interest and engagement in this project exceeded our expectations and took the work in some unexpected directions that we hope to catalyze on and continue in 2023. Through this, we have identified that there is a significant opportunity and a growing need to remove the barriers that exist between communities in need of funding and the agencies that want to fund meaningful development projects. The Hub firmly believes that when these barriers to rural communities accessing funding are remediated, local economies will begin to thrive. The results of this will be wide sweeping, including the revitalization of downtowns, job and business creation, and swelling community pride. This project builds capacity in organizations and institutions beyond The Hub, creating wide-sweeping impacts throughout West Virginia and beyond. By taking an approach in which we walk alongside our network of communities and partner organizations, this project will seek to sustainably drive meaningful investment into the state.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : This VISTA project will help grow the capacity of The Hub to better support our partners and communities to be more engaged in the processes that allow them to receive the funding they need to kickstart their development. The member will : - Develop systems to improve the efficiency of tracking regulatory change over time as it relates to communities accessing funding and how it is communicated to communities. - Create a means to educate community members, partners and stakeholders on this process. - Support partners including the Downtown Appalachia Working Group (DAWG), Community Collaborative Network (CCN) and USDA’s Rural Partner Network (RPN) in research, material production and education activities to enhance knowledge and break down barriers between federal agencies, state agencies, and communities. - Support education initiatives led by The Hub, such as the POWER Summit, which helps prepare communities and nonprofits to pursue ARC POWER funding.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Urban Planning ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Law ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education . 
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Network Capacity Support Coordinator VISTA at The Hub

Program Start/End Date
05/08/2023  -   05/07/2024

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 117245


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