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SOTS - TCEDC Resource Development, Taos, NM
Goal of the Project: To build the capacity of resource development at Taos County Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) to extend outreach to underserved populations, especially youth entering the workforce in rural and native communities in Taos County and beyond, using food programs to strengthen and leverage families into successful food businesses. As well as promotion of healthy eating in connection with the land and water. Objective of the Assignment: To develop, implement, and document resource development centered upon the TCEDC and associated programs such as the Taos Food Center that is focused on breaking breaking the cycle of poverty by leveraging native and rural youth into successful food businesses.
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Member Duties : Work with lead supervisor(s) to develop and document program outreach methods to increase funding opportunities, volunteer recruitment, and establish further partnerships with local organizations. Assist with the development, drafting, and completion of fundraising initiatives and grant proposals. Assist with the development and implementation of a viable outreach plan for native and rural youth who have limited economic opportunities. Work with supervisor (s) to link value added income generating activities focused on family health, food sovereignty, and regional practices to the Taos Food Center. Coordinate outreach to partnering organizations such as Native American Food Sovereignty Association (NAFSA), New Mexico Acequia Organization, and regional farms through phone, in person, and community meetings. Identify areas in need of improvement with regard to fundraising and informative materials to better communicate our services.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Tribal ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Public Health ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  First Aid ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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SOTS - TCEDC Resource Development, Taos, NM

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2018  -   01/21/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO  

Accepting Applications
From  12/03/2018  To  12/20/2018 

Contact Shannon Francis
8671 Wolff Ct
Westminster   CO   80031
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78076