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Assistant Heritage Area Specialist for Economic Development
 
 
 
Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Please feel free to reach out directly to the program contact listed. This project will focus on the Bear River Heritage Area, a program of the Bear River Economic Development District (EDD). Bear River EDD partners with the U.S. Economic Development Administration to provide region-wide strategic economic development planning. The VISTA will have the opportunity to participate in two projects to build economic development capacity of the Heritage Area at a more in-depth level. The VISTA will work with the organization to identify local community and heritage business economic development needs and resources to meet those needs in an effort to attract and preserve higher-paying jobs and other opportunities. The overall goal is to build capacity in rural, economically distressed communities to alleviate poverty, reduce unemployment, and provide a better quality of life. This project is sponsored by the Denver Regional Office (DRO) of the Economic Development Administration (EDA), and will be directly supervised by the Bear River EDD in Logan, Utah. The overall EDA Mission is "to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy."
 
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Member Duties : VISTA’s will work directly with local community and business leaders, creating marketing and development strategies to increase public awareness of remote rural artisans, heritage businesses, and tourism service providers. The economic development capacity built by the VISTA will provide the local communities and businesses with the tools to build job opportunities for community members and improve quality of life.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Photography and Social Media ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Assistant Heritage Area Specialist for Economic Development

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations UTAH  

Languages
English
Spanish (would be a plus)

Accepting Applications
From  08/15/2018  To  12/18/2018 

Contact Brian Carver
170 N Main St
Logan   UT   84321
(435) 713-1420
brianc@brag.utah.gov
www.brag.utah.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 83531


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