Resource Development VISTA at Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC)

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Recruiting Organization: Center on Rural Innovation

This AmeriCorps VISTA program offers an incredible opportunity to address the widening geographic divide in our country, work towards an equitable recovery from COVID-19, and contribute to programs and models that create sustainable economic opportunity for people from all places.

VISTA members will recruit participants into digital jobs training programs, provide wrap-around supports to help participants thrive, and connect graduates with local career pathways and remote employment opportunities -- all with an eye for identifying best practices to scale the training-and-career model to rural communities across the country.

Participating communities:
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri: Codefi Foundation on Rural Innovation Inc.
  • Independence, Oregon: Indy Idea Hub
  • Marquette, Michigan: The Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute at Northern Michigan University
  • Pine Bluff, Arkansas: The Generator at Go Forward Pine Bluff
  • Platteville, Wisconsin: The IDEA Hub Accelerator
  • Portsmouth, Ohio: Shawnee State University, Kricker Innovation Hub
  • Springfield, Vermont: Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC)

Resource Development VISTA:

Through the CORI VISTA Program, the Resource Development VISTA will be involved with local development activities that target digital skilling programs in rural communities. These activities will include capacity building for grants management, donor engagement, and local fundraising campaigns that can diversify the host site’s funding streams and strengthen the overall sustainability of the program moving forward.

In this role, there are four primary objectives that the Resource Development VISTA is expected to complete by the end of their service year:

  • Build capacity of grants management system and local donor engagement programs
  • Develop partnerships with funding orgs to pay for digital skilling programs
  • Develop marketing strategies for events, digital media, and print media outlets
  • Develop resource-based deliverables identified by the site leader

This opportunity is for anyone looking to participate in a year of service for a National program with the following qualifications :

  • Passionate about creating inclusive economic opportunity
  • Intellectually curious, with enthusiasm for diving into new ideas, exploring different solutions, and pivoting to what works
  • Ability to be self-directed and self-motivated, while also interested in working as part of a larger team and program
  • Computer skills, including PowerPoint, Google Suite, and basic tech savviness
  • Persuasive communicator and storyteller able to articulate the value of future-focused training and careers to job seekers and employers alike
  • Experience in technology, computer science, or education preferred, but not required

Join us in serving rural America:

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing Available

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Sun Aug 14, 2022 - Mon Aug 14, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


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