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LRGVDC Economic and Community Development Planner
The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council serves as the regional planning commission, council of governments, and the economic development district for the three-County region of Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy. The Lower Rio Grande Valley is one of the fastest growing areas of the country with advances in economic development opportunities such as SpaceX, numerous binational initiatives and the expansions of The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. The community and economic development planner under the AmeriCorps VISTA program will entail regional research, studies and planning associated with economic development and tourism areas of the region.
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Member Duties : Performs complex (journey-level) economic development and community planning work. Work involves coordinating internal and external stakeholder research, planning, and studies regarding economic and community programs. Works under minimal supervision. VISTA will also conduct research and studies in relation to community and economic development resources, projects and programs; Assists in the facilitation of stakeholder and committee meetings; Develop and update economic and tourism profiles of the region and community; Evaluate results of economic development studies and offer analyses and recommendations; Identifies opportunities for regional economic development; Prepare and present data, reports, and spreadsheets for funding opportunities; Promote the region to support and expand economic and tourism development; Communicate and obtain input and feedback with stakeholders; May serve as the point of contact for a program or division; Performs related work as assigned.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Internet/Social Media Research ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

LRGVDC Economic and Community Development Planner

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   06/06/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  


Accepting Applications
From  03/29/2021  To  08/10/2021 

Contact Rick Carrera
301 W Railroad St
Weslaco   TX   78596

Listing ID 83524