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Town of Cowen Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA
Momentum is growing in the Town of Cowen, WV. The Town's municipal government has several exciting projects underway that are supported by this VISTA opportunity. Community engagement, planning and improvement, and volunteerism are key strategies for the exciting improvements coming to Cowen to make it attractive to locals and guests passing through. These projects serve larger economic revitalization goals for communities like Cowen in the Mon Forrest Towns region. Some projects this VISTA opportunity will support include the local park, the B&O pond's outdoor picnic, fishing and walking facilities, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, and bike trails. This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about community involvement and volunteerism, and who has an interested in communications and marketing material development.
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Member Duties : During their year of service, some activities that the member may accomplish will include: - Collaborating with the community to develop and pitch new projects/initiatives for community growth - Research and apply for grants to support community engagement initiatives such as the parks development projects - Develop a resource bank of community resources that are easily accessible by all residents of Cowen - Build partnerships with service providers to help bring resources into Cowen - Lead the development of fundraising for projects - Develop a community engagement forum to workshop ideas for new projects - Engage in regular professional development opportunities
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Town of Cowen Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
03/02/2024  -   03/01/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/12/2024  To  07/01/2024 

Contact Erin Susman
PO Box 11908
Charleston   WV   25339

Listing ID 121837


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