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Economic Development Coordinator II - Manitou Springs, CO
 
 
 
The VISTA member would be building capacity for the community of Manitou Springs, CO through working with the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce / Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development in economic development that will promote growth, equity, and poverty reduction in the City. The main objectives toward this goal include: (a) Organization – Help organize and lay the foundation for a three-year strategic plan for economic development and poverty alleviation to guide the Chamber, the City and the Creative District using stakeholder input and public engagement, (b) Engage business owners through networking opportunities, community outreach programs, money-saving collaborations, and know-your-neighbor efforts to develop a collaborative and cohesive business community that increases job opportunities for Manitou Springs’ 7% unemployment rate, (c) Build capacity for the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce, Visitors Bureau & Office of Economic Development in order to grow job opportunities, and (d) Training / Professional Development – Attend trainings, webinars, events, and conferences to gain more knowledge about community revitalization and to network with peers doing similar work to expand the web of resources for the City of Manitou Springs.
 
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Member Duties : Some of the specific activities that member would be doing in the course of their service year includes: (1) Work with Planning Department to coordinate efforts with “Plan Manitou”. Attention will be paid to the alleviation of poverty through the research of strategies to expand local employment opportunities (2) Use the results of the assessment to develop manageable, quantifiable goals for Economic Development (3) Use relationships developed through the assessment to reach out to the business community. Work with each on an outreach program in order to promote employment in Manitou Springs. (4) Implement programs and events with a focus on helping small businesses, giving low-income residents access to jobs, and creating an inclusive business environment. For each event, create a straightforward guide to putting the event on, building partnerships, materials needed, etc. (5) Gather data, create a database, and implement an important reverse information notification system
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Rental Subsidy . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
None
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Economic Development Coordinator II - Manitou Springs, CO

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/12/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  08/15/2019  To  12/08/2019 

Contact Kylie Brown
1420 N Ogden St
Denver   CO   80218
303-282-0625
vista@downtowncoloradoinc.org
http://www.downtowncoloradoinc
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89370


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