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NRGRDA Regional Communications Coordinator VISTA
New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) provides economic and community development support in Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas and Summers Counties of West Virginia. Coordination of communication at a regional scale has the potential to accelerate development within the New River Gorge. The project will coordinate economic development communication within the region’s communities while strengthening a regional collaborative approach to advance economic and community development. Working in tandem with county, regional, and state partners, the project will result in the development of regional communication tools that will increase development capacity in the NRG region. The success of this project will be measured by quantifying the development of new internal systems and procedures, community members engaged, use of online tools, and new partnerships and opportunities (job creation, capital investment, and business created) in relation to the project, and an increase in community engagement with NRGRDA’s work. The project will also leverage the recent redesignation of the New River Gorge National River to a National Park and Preserve and related partnerships like the New River Gorge Working Group. Some key strategies in this project will include: - supporting development and alignment of community/county-based engagement platforms - executing needed NRGRDA platform updates to ensure appropriate portrayal of economic development work and resources across the region - developing a framework that ensures broader outreach - sharing project tools and resources available from NRGRDA within the service area - creating a sharable communications framework/guidebook to support equitable community engagement in economic development outside of the NRG region, including the WV Hive’s thirteen-county region. The role is in-person, located in Beckley, WV and regular travel through the region covered by the site.
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Member Duties : Some key activities the member will engage in will include: - Coordinating with staff to develop/implement NRGRDA’s regional outreach and engagement strategies. -Supporting partners developing community/county-based engagement platforms, including a pilot in Oak Hill - Coordinating alignment and integration of community/county-based engagement platforms into NRGRDA’s regional outreach strategy. -Assessing and updating NRGRDA platforms (website, newsletter) to ensure appropriate portrayal of work and resources across the region -Developing a framework that ensures broader outreach for NRGRDA events like the Annual Summit - Sharing project tools and resources with communities. - Developing tools and materials for engagement and outreach, including a sharable framework/guidebook for communities to support equitable engagement in economic development. -Collaborating with staff to schedule, plan, and facilitate outreach events.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Urban Planning . 
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NRGRDA Regional Communications Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/17/2024  -   06/16/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  04/12/2024  To  05/17/2024 

Contact Erin Susman
424A Shrewsbury St
Charleston   WV   25301

Listing ID 121225


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