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Southern WV SUD Recovery to Work Program VISTA Coordinator

Company: Americorps
Location: Mullens
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Southern WV SUD Recovery to Work Program VISTA Coordinator

The Rural Appalachian Improvement League (RAIL) focuses on building a new, sustainable, social structure and economic base in the southern West Virginia coalfields - striving to make the coalfields a better place to live. RAIL is a small nonprofit with 20 years of experience working to make a difference in the community, giving marginalized individuals the tools, through service, to lift themselves out of poverty. RAIL operates out of the former grade school, which is located in downtown Mullens and from this base has partnered with 20 VISTAs and 7 or 8 NCCC teams. As part of a grassroots organization working with the community for the community, VISTAs experience the charm of small-town life combined with the simple pleasures that come with living in the mountains, surrounded by the magnificent, ever changing world of nature, while doing meaningful much needed work. RAIL's current initiatives include the promotion of economic opportunities, healthy lifestyles, and tourism. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Join the VISTA team at the Rural Appalachian Improvement League, Inc. (RAIL) as a full-time member. Make a difference in the southern West Virginia coalfields by helping change the current perception of a region characterized by poverty, litter, and backwardness to a newly appreciated reality of a region known for its beautiful mountains and rivers teeming with nature's bounty. Serve to help others develop the skills and gain experience to enter, or re-enter, the workforce as contributing members of society. Research funding streams, submit grant proposals, develop fundraisers, build partnerships, recruit volunteers, develop action plans for implementing a program to demolish dilapidated buildings that are a blemish on the community, clear the site, and turn the property into clear space available for badly needed low-income housing.

Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Training , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend .

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Environment , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Education .

Skills :

Fund raising/Grant Writing , Education , General Skills , Writing/Editing , Counseling , Communications , Recruitment , Community Organization , Team Work .

Keywords: Americorps, Roanoke , Southern WV SUD Recovery to Work Program VISTA Coordinator, Other , Mullens, Virginia

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