Rural Project Coordinator

Resource Assistance for Rural Environments

About the organization

The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program seeks to serve Oregon's rural communities through economic and community development and natural resource planning. Housed in the University of Oregon's Institute for Policy Research and Engagement, we aim to link the energy, expertise of our members with the planning and public policy needs of Oregon’s rural communities.

Our mission is to assist Oregon's resource-dependent rural communities while providing supported, applied experience to college graduates from across the country. RARE members live in rural communities for eleven months and serve cities, counties, non-governmental organizations or state agencies to improve economic and environmental conditions in rural Oregon. The RARE AmeriCorps Program is now in its 26th year; over the years we have placed more than 550 volunteers and served every Oregon County.

Duties

Each RARE member focuses on community specific projects that fall within the following focus areas: land use planning, downtown development, community and economic development, regional tourism, renewable energy, food systems planning and natural resources planning. For more information about the types of work our members take on, click here: https://rare.uoregon.edu/about/program-description

Qualifications

RARE AmeriCorps members are required to be either U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. In addition, you will need to hold a bachelor's degree and demonstrate applied community experience as well as coursework or equivalent experience in three or more of the following areas: planning or statistical analysis, planning or economic theory, project management, community or economic development, environmental planning, geographic information systems and grant writing. For more information about eligibility and our selection process, click here: https://rare.uoregon.edu/application-process/member-application-process/member-selection-process-information/

Salary

$1750/month living stipend

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

If you are interested in applying to RARE, please complete our Member Application Process. Applications for 2020-2021 are being accepted now for a September placement. Completed applications must be submitted and essay/resume emailed to the RARE office no later than 5pm April 24, 2020.

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