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Community Relations Coordinator - Bridgewater College
Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Project: The Northeast Neighborhood of Harrisonburg, VA is a distinction made by residents living within the area north of West Market Street (US Route 33), east of Main Street (US Route 11), and south of Old Furnace Road. This area is characterized by high unemployment, high rates of non-violent crime, low rates of home ownership, low income, and asocio-cultural divides. For this reason, Bridgewater College (BC), located just south of Harrisonburg, is partnering with three non-profit agencies serving this area: Our Community Place (OCP), New Community Project (NCP), and Precious Gems Academy formerly Ruby Slippers Academy. VISTA members are requested to help the partners capitalize on existing community assets to achieve the following goals: 1. Build the capacity and sustainability of non-profit agencies through strengthened resource mobilization (financial and volunteers) and improved marketing strategies; 2. to reduce the racial/ethnic/socioeconomic/language barriers within the Northeast Neighborhood to form a more unified community working to promote healthy community relations through community engagement and service projects; and 3. to develop and strengthen Experiential Learning opportunities that directly benefits community members and engage students in meaningful educational experience through a total of 30% of all university courses containing a Service Learning component.
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Member Duties : The primary focus of this position will be community building - facilitating relationships between the different demographic groups within the Northeast Neighborhood and Bridgewater College students; organizing community-wide intercultural awareness events; organizing conflict transformation/ mediation workshops for partner agencies; create resource materials; and develop volunteer management systems to create an environment for community service activites and engagement. QUALIFICATIONS: Bi-lingual-fluent Spanish and English. Bachelor's degree required with a concentration in cultural studies, African-American & African Studies, Latino Studies, history, social work, and/or sociology preferred .
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Education . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Relations Coordinator - Bridgewater College

Program Start/End Date
06/30/2013  -   06/29/2014

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  05/03/2013  To  06/10/2013 

Contact Stephanie Wilson
402 E College St
Bridgewater   VA   22812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 45450