Economic Development Corps (EDC) AmeriCorps are placed in nonprofit and educational institutions across the Buffalo-Niagara Region and provide financial literacy and tutoring services to their host site and clients. Participation in the EDC program provides members the opportunity to develop valuable skills and experiences and positions them for success in future employment and community service. EDC members are not required to have prior financial or human services experience. What we look for is a willingness and attitude to commit yourself to a term of service. We want individuals who are thoughtful, kind, hardworking and have a passion for creating positive change.
EDC is committed to: Improving the lives of the people we serve, helping our partner organizations fulfill their missions, creating supportive community, and developing and training EDC AmeriCorps to be prepared for the world to come. Members are expected to become not only part of the EDC team, but full participants in the activities and culture of their site. While serving, members receive support from the EDC team at The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. This support includes an AmeriCorps retreat, orientation, monthly trainings, a social network of fellow members, individualized professional development opportunities, life after AmeriCorps planning and opportunities to participate in national days of service.
Member Duties: The mission of the Rural Outreach Center is to break the cycle of rural poverty by accompanying people to self-sufficiency. The ROC improves the lives of the rural poor in southern Western New York by breaking the cycle of generational poverty. The ROC provides multiple wraparound services that are otherwise difficult to come by in a wide geographic area. The Economic Development Coordinator will provide participants with income/expense analysis, assist with budgeting and provide ongoing financial literacy and mentoring to ensure financial stability and a savings mentality.
The EDE AmeriCorps will help implement the workforce and development program including nurturing cottage industries, a career development program and cooperation with other agencies to engage in broader community development activities. They will offer introductory financial courses in the community and help ROC participants gather resources needed to assess their current financial status.
Program Benefits: Education award upon successful completion of service. Training, health coverage, childcare assistance if eligible, relocation allowance, living allowance.
Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours. Permits attendance at school during off hours. Car recommended.
Service Areas: Housing, community and economic development, children/youth, education, entrepreneur/business, community outreach.
Skills: Teaching/tutoring, business/entrepreneur, writing/editing, teamwork, conflict resolution, youth development, general skills, education, social services.
For more information or to apply for this position, please click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=91117&fromSearch=true
Program Type: AmeriCorps State/National
Program: EDC Rural Outreach Center, Development Coordinator
Program Start/End Date: 10/02/2019 – 09/18/2020
Work Schedule: Full Time
Education Level: Some college
Age Requirement: Minimum: 17, Maximum: None
Program Location: New York
Accepting Applications: Through 09/20/2019
Listing ID: 91117