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Rural Development Specialist - Economic Development

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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)


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Published 13 days ago

$56,424 - $65,604

Community and Environmental Services

RCAC’s comprehensive community and economic development services support rural and indigenous communities to create a vision, set goals and implement an action plan for community economic development. The Building Rural Economies (BRE program provides technical assistance, coaching and training to strengthen community capacity leading to vibrant rural economies. BRE builds local sponsoring organizations, entrepreneurs and small businesses’ capacity to network, plan and implement economic development initiatives in rural communities.

 

Position Description

The Rural Development Specialist (RDS) works with the BRE team to meet contact deliverables to strengthen rural communities. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: work with rural communities to identify and develop strategies that lead to new community economic opportunities; work with communities to build and implement wealth building strategies using the BRE program’s tools including technical assistance, coaching and training curricula. 


Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

·        Provide technical assistance, coaching and training to small rural communities within the RCAC footprint to identify and implement community economic opportunities strengthening local economies.

·        Assist communities to build leadership, entrepreneurial and community economic development projects and networks.

·        Coach entrepreneurs and small businesses, providing training on financials, cash flow, marketing and elements related to effective business practices.

·        Implementation of community economic development projects

·        Facilitate and train leadership development programs.

·        Provide technical assistance to small rural communities to identify, develop and submit federal, state and private applications to fund local community economic development goals.

·        Assist communities and community development corporations to identify and secure resources for sustainable operations.

·        Work with BRE staff to develop tools and resources to cultivate local entrepreneurship; support community work plan development and implementation; and provide research and writing support for market studies, feasibility analysis, project financing, and business plans.

·        Assist small rural communities to finance new small businesses and community facilities.

·        Perform other tasks as assigned.


Skills and Qualifications

·        Knowledge of community economic development tools, funders, and networks

·        Knowledge and ability to use and coach on small businesses tools

·        Knowledge of financial tools used to evaluate organization’s and business’ health

·        Knowledge of principles of adult learning

·        Knowledge of program development and grant writing using an outcomes framework

·        Knowledge of performance management principles

·        Ability to work effectively in teams and establish trust

·        Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office Suite

·        Ability to effectively listen and communicate, verbally and in writing

·        Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously

·        Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet established timelines

·        Ability to use good judgment, both independently and as part of a team

·        Ability to provide high quality customer service

·        Ability to perform research and analysis

·        Ability to facilitate meetings

·        Ability to develop and conduct participant-centered trainings

·        Ability to analyze business/operation systems and organizations

·        Ability to use initiative to troubleshoot and problem solve

Community and Environmental Services

RCAC’s comprehensive community and economic development services support rural and indigenous communities to create a vision, set goals and implement an action plan for community economic…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
3120 Freeboard Drive Suite 201, West Sacramento, CA 95691

How to Apply

Please apply at https://www.rcac.org/.

Please apply at https://www.rcac.org/.

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