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WEEDC Program and Outreach Associate
 
 
 
The VISTA will be responsible for promoting awareness of current community economic development efforts through social media, website maintenance and print marketing and will support coordination of community events to increase involvement. The VISTA member will play a strong role in building and maintaining partnerships and communication with other nonprofits in the region in order to move forward several collaborative projects. The VISTA member will also have the opportunity to support fund development efforts through grant research, writing and volunteer engagement. The purpose of the West End Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) is to create and encourage an inviting, pro-business environment, integrated with our independent spirit and friendly culture while capitalizing on our natural and historic resources. We will continue advancing our mission through three overarching goals: 1) Ensure that the West End has the resources needed to support business expansion, formation and attraction; 2) Provide a regulatory environment and the infrastructure to support culturally compatible business development; and 3) build on the strong sense of identity in the West End to become a magnet for diverse talent on the Western Slope of Colorado. This is an excellent time, in an incredibly beautiful location in western Montrose County, to make a difference. Significant progress has been made over the past few years to redevelop and stabilize a region undergoing dramatic change, and the momentum is in our favor with excellent support from many strategic partnerships. Collaboration between communities has never been stronger, with a solid sense of purpose in charting our own course. Programs, policies, infrastructure and training are being developed to prepare for this region’s charge into the future. Tourism, small scale manufacturing, affordable housing and agriculture development are only a few of the programs being developed to ensure a sustainable future.
 
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Member Duties : 1) Promote awareness of programs and economic development efforts through social media, website development/maintenance, marketing campaigns, etc. 2) Coordinate region-wide community event(s) and development of sustainable options for future events; increase participation of locals 3) Assist with website updates and social media outreach 4) Track non-profit organizations in the region and foster communication and partnership between these groups and organizations 5) Administrative support for current programs, including evaluating metrics for grant reporting support, and research for future grant applications 6) Create and maintain collaborative efforts between organizations with the purpose of advancing the economic growth and sustainability of the region 7) Develop the Community Clean Up program to engage volunteers 8) Attend meetings of organizations as they relate to organizational goals 9) Assist with communication to BoD and support ED with board support functions
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Housing Assistance ($100/month) ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Environment ,  Technology ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
WEEDC Program and Outreach Associate

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/04/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/11/2019  To  08/31/2019 

Contact Joseph Hawkins
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203
3036231540x180
hawkins@crcamerica.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88132


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