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Stewards VISTA: Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission
 
 
 
The Recreation Engagement Program’s purpose is to provide community opportunities for healthy, fun, and safe outdoor activities in the rural and ecologically rich Appalachian landscape of Preston County and the Cheat River Valley. This program will also assist in building a more resilient and adaptive County Parks and Recreation Commission through strategic outreach and collaborative trail planning with a long term vision of developing a robust public land system for future generations. The Program will address the impacts of legacy mining by increasing recreational programming, collaboration, and outreach which will also provide increased opportunities for improving physical and social well-being as well as fostering tourism and economic development. The program will balance organizational needs for growing in capacity with specific programming needs for on-the-ground parks and trail projects. This Program provides the Recreation Engagement Coordinator endless opportunities to leverage and grow his or her skills in a meaningful and direct way in a community that is poised for recreational development, but also desperately needs activities and places for the youth and families to move and play. This is the perfect time to be a part of the excitement.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA will build capacity of PCPaRC to serve the identified community needs in providing healthy, safe, and enjoyable programming for the community to increase the quality of life and economic opportunities. Coordinate with economic development and tourism organizations to increase business and professional opportunities. Assist in the preparation and submission of grant proposals to secure future funding to increase programming, re-establish the community grants programs, and increase capacity and stability. Launch a volunteer recruitment effort and coordinate opportunities. Assist in focused outreach efforts. Begin providing programing that is healthy, fun, and safe programming for community members and in turn, addressing heart disease, addiction and mental health issues, and creating more enjoyable places to live and work.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  First Aid ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Preston County Parks & Recreation Commission

Program Start/End Date
03/16/2020  -   03/15/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  01/22/2020  To  04/14/2020 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
6812380963
jmaurednik@conservationlegacy.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92448


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