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Stewards VISTA: WV Hive
The WV Hive Network, the entrepreneurship support program of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority, provides one-on-one business advising and technical assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Hive is based in Beckley, West Virginia, with additional office locations in Summersville, Lewisburg, Hinton, and Montgomery. The WV Hive serves twelve of the southern-most counties in the state - Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Fayette, Raleigh, Mercer, Wyoming, McDowell, Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Summers, and Monroe counties. Established in 1988, the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) provides support directly to the counties of Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, and Nicholas Counties. It stimulates the regional economy through business expansion and retention efforts, including an extensive portfolio of financial services, the management of sites for new companies locating to our region, and serving as a point of access for local service providers which offer a variety of technical assistance for business owners. This member will be supporting the efforts of the WV Hive Network which focuses acutely on growing a culture of entrepreneurship, bringing resources to current and future business owners, and increasing accessibility to those for displaced mine workers, or those distressed from other extraction industry retraction.
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Member Duties : This position is a unique opportunity to make a generational difference in the economy of rural America. VISTA will assist in the development of Hive procedures and infrastructure leading to the stabilization and sustainability of the program. Secondly, they will assist with direct community outreach efforts, including marketing and communication. Lastly, they will assist with event production and attendee engagement. Each aspect of their duties will aid the overall function, efficiency, and effectiveness of the WV Hive Network operations, thus developing a thriving, unique, and responsive market that will attract a stronger workforce, improve quality of life, and build a culture West Virginians’ can be proud of.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Stewards VISTA: WV Hive

Program Start/End Date
10/26/2020  -   10/25/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  07/27/2020  To  10/01/2020 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 84944