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CTCOG EDA Economic Development VISTA
The assignment of a VISTA member to the Central Texas Economic Development District (EDD) will be to assist with the accomplishment of important economic development initiatives that compliment Economic Development Administration (EDA) investment priorities. There is a flexible start date from June-August 2022 and telework may be permitted. Our projects will focus on the 7-county Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) planning region. The VISTA member will be engaged to help EDD staff accomplish the following objectives to enhance the Central Texas region, including harder-to-reach communities, social, and environmental issues as they pertain to economic development. We hope to equip our communities with a broader range of tools and information to engage in economic development activities and long-range economic development planning. This project is sponsored by the Austin Regional Office (AURO) of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will be directly supervised by the Central Texas Council of Governments EDD in Belton, Texas. The overall EDA Mission is "to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy."
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will largely focus on our Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). This includes: • Implementing goals/objectives • Assessing regional assets and needs that compliment CEDS and EDA investment priorities • Assisting in plan development • Exploring recovery readiness • Assisting economic development staff with establishing a regional broadband council • Scheduling and attending the Small Business Summit and Leadership Central Texas • Assisting with grant research and applications • Regional Economic Development Website - keep website for tourism and regional events up to date • Perform other activities that enhance goals of the VISTA assignment
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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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 ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
GIS, MS Office, Adobe ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Team Work . 
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CTCOG EDA Economic Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Spanish Preferred

Accepting Applications
From  04/04/2022  To  08/05/2022 

Contact Connie Quinto
2180 N Main St
Belton   TX   76513

Listing ID 102760