SerVermont - BDCC, Research and Systems VISTA - #197634


Date: 04/08/2021 22:01 PM

City: Brattleboro, Vermont

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

SerVermont - BDCC, Research and Systems VISTA

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) is a regional economic development organization serving people, communities, employers and entrepreneurs. BDCC assists businesses in order to create and retain a flourishing business community that supports vibrant fiscal activity, and improves the quality of life of all its residents through access to career opportunities. BDCC is home to the Southern Vermont Workforce Center of Excellence. WFCoE initiatives, programs, and relationships are designed to increase the size and quality of the workforce and raise household incomes. Access to high-wage, high-quality career pathways constitute sustainable, impactful, long term poverty alleviation intervention. The WFCoE works at the intersection of education and economic development, identifying high-opportunity sectors and careers using labor market data and relationships with local employers. BDCC operates high school career awareness and exploration programs, adult education programs, and college internships. By working collaboratively with other community organizations and the private sector, BDCC facilitates alignment of education career pathways for locals who need new, or better, employment opportunities. BDCC serves all communities in Windham County, and works with each of the four public high schools and the Windham Regional Career Center. BDCC partners with local and regional workforce and human service organizations to leverage training expertise and ensure programs reach diverse populations. Each high school serves at least one low-income census tract, and workforce participation rates for the 18-45 demographic throughout Southern Vermont are in decline, while child poverty is some of the highest in Vermont. Intervention to improve individual career outcomes are therefore a very high priority. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : This position provides capacity-building for equitable and effective service-delivery. It is technology and systems focused. The VISTA member will help implement new protocols for tracking, monitoring and analyzing the impact of BDCC's work. The goal is to create and improve systems to better serve diverse audiences through BDCC's workforce, entrepreneurship, community-based and school-based programs. This position's emphasis is on data handling and managing, with writing and public speaking opportunities. The position includes research, data management, and analysis to inform various programs that alleviate poverty. For example, the VISTA member collects, analyzes and communicates information about occupational demand. This information is used to direct workforce development resources and help unemployed and underemployed people, particularly youth, access opportunities. The VISTA member communicates findings and impact data to regional, state, and/or national audiences.

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

Terms :

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

Service Areas :

Community Outreach , Education , Entrepreneur/Business , Community and Economic Development .

Skills :

Computers/Technology , Non-Profit Management , Communications , Community Organization , Writing/Editing , Business/Entrepreneur , Research and Data Analysis , Team Work .

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