Please note that in order to qualify for this position you must have served either as a VISTA, an AmeriCorps Member, or as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 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. In its third pilot year, this project has scaled to cover five states in the Southwest region and six states in the Denver Region. The selected VISTA Leader will be instrumental in ensuring sustainable program growth, clear communication among stakeholders, effectiveness of the program, and supporting an engaged team of VISTA Members. 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 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. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.
How to apply
To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=91915&fromSearch=true