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OSMRE Appalachian Region VISTA Leader
One of Community Stewards’ signature initiatives is to place AmeriCorps VISTA members with organizations working to mitigate the long term impacts of pre-regulatory mining on the economy and the ecology in Appalachian coal country and in Western hardrock mining areas. The Community Stewards Appalachian Region VISTA Leader supports VISTAs serving throughout Appalachia, a part of the larger OSMRE/VISTA Initiative. Serving as a Community Stewards VISTA leader is a unique and exciting opportunity to meet and work with a diverse group of people from non-profit, educational, and government sectors of society, and broaden one’s understanding of America's communities, organizations, and landscapes. Additionally, VISTA Leaders will have the opportunity to be engaged with exciting regionally based projects that address issues such as food security, climate change resilience, and legacy mining impacts. AmeriCorps VISTAs, AmeriCorps State and National members, and Peace Corps volunteers who have completed one year of service are eligible for the position. Community Stewards is part of a larger organization, called BRIDGE Network, launched as the individual placement program of Conservation Legacy. BRIDGE Network operates both Community Stewards and Environmental Stewards, which spearhead several initiatives including OSMRE/VISTA, DOI/VISTA, and TCU/VISTA, successfully placing over 400 AmeriCorps State and National and VISTA members across the U.S. and territories. We strive to create a better future for people and for the environment by supporting and investing in the next generation of leaders. As a Community Stewards VISTA Leader you will be part of a larger national organization that takes a multifaceted approach to engaging youth, alleviating poverty, and addressing environmental issues.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Community Stewards VISTA Leaders: travel for site visits and conduct team call-arounds; create networks for VISTAs to engage one another; offer resources to VISTA's in the field; attend conferences and organize member training sessions; assist in administrative management of the program while creating best practices to increase efficiency; and address any VISTA, supervisor and/or site issues that occur. Community Stewards VISTA leaders gain experience and skills in organizational and community development, mentorship, diplomacy, outreach and communications, networking, and leadership. Community Stewards VISTA Leaders excel at being self-motivated, utilizing their knowledge and experience to support projects that connect poverty alleviation and environmental stewardship. Please share any experience working around legacy mining, community development, project development, environmental stewardship, and languages, especially Spanish. This position is based in Beckley, WV.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Environment . 
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OSMRE Appalachian Region VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2017  -   04/30/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/30/2017  To  05/01/2017 

Contact Adrian Uzunian
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 70286