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Rural Opportunity VISTA Project- Wayland Main Street
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 VISTA member will create a sponsorship sales approach, support documentation, invoicing system, and sponsor database that will organize and streamline the Wayland Main Street's fund development process and help grow programming. The VISTA member will also be crucial at implementing the Wayland Downtown Dollars (WDD), a sponsorship supported local currency program intended to encourage spending downtown. WDDs has the potential to become a reliable source of revenue for the organization as well as support local businesses by encouraging money to be spent downtown. By developing a comprehensive sponsorship sales system and getting WDD up and running, the VISTA member will also help small businesses take advantage of local marketing opportunities, encourage spending locally, support built projects, grow events and farm market, and establish or reinforce relationships with community partners.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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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 ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development . 
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Rural Opportunity VISTA Project- Wayland Main Street

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  11/19/2018  To  01/01/2019 

Contact Rachel Diskin
117 S Main St
Wayland   MI   49348
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66970