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Rural Opportunity VISTA Project- Oceana County
 
 
 
The Rural Opportunity VISTA Program is hosted by the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Directed out of the CEDAM office in Lansing, VISTA members will serve at a host site in rural Michigan where they will create or expand anti-poverty economic development programs. VISTA assignments vary based on the needs of the host site’s community, but all assignments are focused on capacity-building of the organization to improve programs, leverage funds and/or provide volunteer management. Ideal candidates have a dedication to serve the community. All members receive extensive training through two series of informational webinars, quarterly trainings in Lansing and opportunities to attend major professional events across the state. The two webinar series feature information on the community economic development industry and peer-facilitated discussions around transferable skills. CEDAM's AmeriCorps training is designed to prepare members with the experience, skills and knowledge needed for success in professions within community economic development.
 
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Member Duties : The Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) exists to enhance residents’ lives (pop. 26,442) by leading, promoting, and channeling philanthropy. CFOC envisions a community where everyone has access to resources in order to thrive. For nearly 30 years, they have operated as an affiliate Foundation of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, and the organization will now be transitioning into independent status. The VISTA member serving CFOC will be an essential piece of this effort. The member will lead a database transition and developing a more comprehensive marketing and outreach strategy for the organization. The member will also work to create a capital fundraising campaign that will be launched this summer.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Education . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Rural Opportunity VISTA Project- Oceana County

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  11/21/2018  To  01/01/2019 

Contact Rachel Diskin
388 S Hancock St
Pentwater   MI   49449
5174853588
diskin@cedamichigan.org
americorps.cedamichigan.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66957


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