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Ascend Indiana Business Development Coordinator
Ascend Indiana, launched out of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), exists to create stronger alignment between the supply of skilled talent and demand from employers in Central Indiana. Our vision is for every Indiana citizen to have the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career path and for every Indiana employer to have access to the skilled workforce necessary to thrive. By 2020 at least 62 percent of Indiana jobs will require a post-secondary educated worker, yet, only 42 percent of working adults in Central Indiana have an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or above. This leaves over 200,000 residents without the necessary skills to obtain jobs of the future. This leads to stagnating economic growth and prosperity for individuals and our region. Ascend Indiana aims to address these issues by creating opportunities for people to pursue self-sustaining career paths with a focus on serving individuals from low-income backgrounds. Ascend Indiana is seeking a motivated, self-starter to support the management and execution of Ascend’s employer engagement systems and processes. The implementation of these systems will help connect diverse, low-income, post-secondary students to self-sustaining and meaningful careers with Central Indiana employers. In addition, the VISTA member will support Ascend's fundraising and development efforts. VISTA members will work with a highly collaborative team throughout their term of service and will receive continuous professional development opportunities. Please e-mail resumes to Caitlin Sheesley-Brown at
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will manage Ascend’s employer engagement efforts. These efforts will help connect low-income post-secondary students to self-sustaining careers within Central Indiana. They will also support fundraising efforts through grant application and reports. Duties will include: support all aspects of growing relationships with employers; review job descriptions and wage data to understand hiring trends and self-sustaining wage thresholds; leverage student data to identify qualified post-secondary students, prioritizing students from low-income backgrounds; develop messaging and informational materials; and create assessments for tracking progress and placements. Ascend is looking for a motivated, self-starter who can be given a need or objective, break it down into executable parts, identify questions, gather priorities, set and manage milestones, and execute effectively. Candidates with excellent analytical, writing, and research skills will excel in this role.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Technology ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Ascend Indiana Business Development Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
02/04/2019  -   02/04/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations INDIANA  


Accepting Applications
From  01/08/2019  To  12/31/2019 

Contact Caitlin Sheesley-Brown
111 Monument Cir
Indianapolis   IN   46204
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 75992