Seeking VISTA Volunteer To Foster Community In New Muskegon Heights Project

NeighborWorks VISTA opportunity - Community Connections Coordinator for Dwelling Place

Are you a community oriented person interested in working with residents to improve quality of life in the City of Muskegon Heights, Michigan?  Dwelling Place is now hiring a Community Connections Coordinator!  From forming and growing strategic partnerships that will support neighborhood improvements to connecting residents with personal opportunities for growth, this position is perfect for someone interested in community organizing, neighborhood revitalization and making a difference in the lives of others.   This one year AmeriCoprs VISTA position will be housed at our new Roosevelt Apartments in Muskegon Heights.   The long term goal of this project is to increase the capacity of Dwelling Place to engage in new neighborhoods.  Through the collection of information and establishment of a framework to be used by the property development, neighborhood revitalization, and property management staff, connections will be made to the local community which will provide the opportunity for residents to have a greater voice.

Ideal candidates will be self-directed, comfortable working with people, familiar with public speaking and have an interest in neighborhood organizing.  

This is a full time position for one year (08/28/2017-08/27/2018). Benefits include education award upon successful completion of service (choice of education award or end of service stipend), health coverage, relocation allowance, childcare assistance (if eligible), living allowance, and training. There is potential for this project to be continued for a second year.

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