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Established in 1988, the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) focuses on three primary aspects of development for the counties of Raleigh, Fayette, Summers, and Nicholas in West Virginia. The first of those is economic development. We stimulate the regional economy through business expansion and retention efforts, including an extensive portfolio of financial services, the management of sites for new companies locating to our region, and serving as a point of access for local service providers which offer a variety of technical assistance for business owners. The goal of the program is to provide information, services and tools to business and industry to support expansion and to create new jobs and investment. The second of those is community development. We acknowledge that healthy and vibrant communities create greater potential for economic development, therefore prioritize work that assists with beautification, strategic planning, historic preservation, capacity building, grant writing, non-profit management, tourism development and the advancement entrepreneurial activity. The last is a focus on stimulating regional initiatives and partnerships that increase capacity, diversify the economy, and inspire innovative solutions throughout the region. The WV HIVE Network, that this member will be supporting focuses acutely on growing a culture of entrepreneurship, bringing resources to current and future business owners, and increasing accessibility to those resources for displaced mine workers, or those distressed from other extractive industry retraction. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis, apply today!
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Member Duties : This position is a unique opportunity to make a generational difference in the economy of rural America. Establishing a base of entrepreneurs, small businesses, and a culture that supports their contributions is the historic backbone of America, and that’s what this effort is all about. The person working toward this goal will focus their efforts on three primary aspects of HIVE operations. Firstly, they will assist in marketing and communication efforts. Secondly, they will assist with direct community outreach efforts. Lastly, they will assist with event production and attendee engagement. Each aspect of their duties will aid the overall function, efficiency, and effectiveness of the WV HIVE Network’s operations, thus developing a thriving, unique, and responsive market that will attract a stronger workforce, improve quality of life, and build a culture West Virginians’ can be proud of.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Media ,  Recruitment ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Urban Planning ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA


Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  


Accepting Applications
From  07/11/2017  To  09/09/2017 

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

Listing ID 72396