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Community and Economic Vitality Resource Coordinator

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Recruiting Organization: AmeriCorps: Rural Health Service Corps

Fall 2022 - Fall 2023, full-time

Please note: this is an AmeriCorps position; somewhere in-between a job and a volunteer opportunity, but not fully either. VISTA members are paid a living allowance of $17,600 and can receive either an education award (to be used on tuition or qualitied loans) of $6,495 OR an end of service stipend of $1500.

he VISTA will be a community resource coordinator tasked with the assignments of:

  • Supporting the Eastside Farmers Market (50%)

East Side Farmers Market’s is a weekly neighborhood farmer’s market operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County. Its objective is to increase access to fresh farm products, especially fruits and vegetables) for low-income families. The market provides a viable and profitable market opportunity for farm vendors, and serves to enhance community pride, understanding and connections. The market offers entrepreneurial opportunities for local craftspeople and cottage industries. In 2021, the market reached an estimated 2,000 customers, averaging over 100 customers per week. The market has a Facebook and Instagram page, and markets using the CCE website. Funding for the market comes from Chemung County, vendors, and contributions from community sponsors.

This position would work closely with the market manager to develop an annual market plan, support weekly market implementation, submit required farmers market applications, review vendor and non-profit tabling applications, train, recruit and review vendors, establish agreements with collaborators, provide outreach to stakeholders and community members, develop relationships with vendors and community, provide weekly supervision of vendors, non-profit tabling agencies, and guests, support SNAP dollar distribution and weekly reporting, support EBT payment and weekly reporting, as well as assist the Ag Resource Educator in developing and administering food system surveys to identify gaps and needs.

  • Working with the Move Forward Chemung program (50%)

Move Forward is an educational program that is designed to help individuals identify steps they can take to improve the quality of life for themselves and/or their families. It begins with a person completing a survey tool called the Stoplight. It’s a visual, comprehensive assessment tool to help a person see how well they are doing overall, helping the person to see their strengths as well as areas where they are lacking what they need to succeed.

A caring facilitator, the Progress Partner, helps the person reflect on their responses to the survey and identify areas of weakness or poverty which they would like to improve. They discuss the situation including what the person has tried to date. The Progress Partner shares information with the person about local resources that could help address the issue. The person then creates a Life Map (action plan) to address some of the indicators and agrees to meet with the Progress Partner again to review their progress. After a few months, the person takes the survey again to see if they are moving forward and identify what worked and any additional steps to take.

This position would work closely with the Move Forward team to provide backup supervision to volunteers administering the Stoplight survey tool, develop program and implement outreach and engagement plan and materials, engage and support stakeholders, work closely with the Stoplight tool vendor Poverty Stoplight USA on data collection tool improvements, coordination of meetings and meeting logistics including weekly TA, monthly team meetings, provide meeting minutes, organize records and data management, develop assessment tools, assist with tool trainings and resource development, data collection on community resources, implement community resource gap analysis, stakeholder engagement, stakeholder network evaluation.

A college education is preferred but not required. Candidates must also satisfy the National Criminal History Check.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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