Denver Regional Economic Development VISTA Leader

AmeriCorps VISTA and Economic Development Administration

About the organization

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) VISTA project seeks to increase capacity in economically distressed rural communities to alleviate poverty, reduce unemployment, and provide a better quality of life. The selected VISTA Leader will be instrumental in building out a program and supporting an engaged team of VISTA Members.

Duties

The VISTA Leader will be located at a sub-site, the MERAMEC Regional Planning Commission, in St James, Missouri. They will spend time working with the EDA project sponsor, their immediate supervisor, and their regional VISTA peers to expand and build the capacity of the individual VISTA members and their respective service sites. The VISTA Leader will serve as a resource on the VISTA program and for economic development principles (emphasized early in their training) for the VISTA team. It is expected that the VISTA Leader will strengthen the training and development of EDA VISTA Members and track the impact of the VISTAs throughout the region. In addition, the VISTA Lead will assist MEREMAC staff undertake specific planning activities that will impact economic development in the MEREAC region. 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."

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position you must have served for at least one year as either a VISTA volunteer, AmeriCorps Member, or Peace Corps Volunteer.

Salary

AmeriCorps VISTA Stipend $654.50 bi-weekly

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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