Economic Opportunity Coordinator, Americorps VISTA Position

  • Cleveland, OH, US

Please e-mail a cover letter stating your interest and how you meet the stated position qualifications along with your resume as soon as possible and by no later than

March 31st, 2017 to: kgeschke@campusdistrict.org

Kaela Geschke, Campus District Community Organizer

Application deadline March 31, 2017

Please send resume and cover letter no later than March 30th to Kaela Geschke: kgeschke@campusdistrict.org

Campus District, Inc. (CDI) is a non-profit community development corporation serving the eastern half of downtown Cleveland. It is home to the Superior Arts District and our three anchor institutions: Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. The Campus District is a very diverse neighborhood with over 1,500 student residents, 100+ artists, two large homeless shelters, and low income families in concentrated public housing. CDI works to connect people to resources and to one another to make positive change at the personal and neighborhood level.

The VISTA will work towards these goals through:

  • Continuing to develop and expand a local hiring program that connects individuals living in public housing in the Central neighborhood to job opportunities at the three anchor institutions,
  • Connecting people experiencing homelessness and currently incarcerated women to resources , work experience, and educational opportunities in the Campus District and neighboring communities,
  • Assisting in the development of a Business Improvement District (BID) in the northern Campus District to increase safety and attract businesses to vacant buildings,
  • Building the anchor institution housing initiative, which will incentivize employees at the three anchor institutions to live in new mixed-income housing being developed in the southern part of the Campus District/Central neighborhood,
  • Connecting and communicating with neighborhood residents, businesses, organizations, and institutions, by editing the Campus District, Inc.'s bi-monthly e-news, and other marketing and communication platforms.
  • Researching and applying for funding opportunities to sustain programs.

NEEDED SKILLSET AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) in social work, urban studies, human services, non-profit administration, communications or related field
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess an entrepreneurial, creative, and solution-oriented approach to issues
  • Strong planning and organizational skills and the ability to think strategically in the design and execution of projects
  • Proficiency in computer and web-based information technologies and in preparing written reports and business correspondence
  • Able to build rapport and relationships in community, business and institutional settings
  • Ability to communicate and work with people of all racial, ethnic and income backgrounds and engage in critical conversations around racial equity and inclusion
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work toward objectives and work independently
  • Ability to be an active team member in a supportive work environment

Learn more about what it means to be an AmeriCorps*VISTA and the benefits of serving at: www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-

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  • 1717 Euclid Avenue
    1717 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH, US 44115
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  • Application deadline:

    March 31, 2017
  • Start date:

    June 30, 2017
  • Employment type:

    Full Time
  • Professional level:

    None specified
  • Job functions:

  • Salary range:

    11,880 - 11,880
  • Salary:

    • Monthly Living Allowance: Vistas will receive the cost of living in their area. This works out to be around $990/month dollars
  • Benefits:

    Learn more about and other AmeriCorps*VISTA benefits at: www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

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