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Posted: 11/06/2016

Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank

The mission of the GMVLB is to address vacant, abandoned and blighted properties located within the picturesque Mohawk Valley vista. The GMVLB will work in conjunction with Foreclosing Governmental Units (FGUs), other municipalities, and non-profit groups across as many as six counties to leverage all available resources to revitalize the regionís built environment, therefore making it more attractive to new development and investment.

AmeriCorps Member - Community Engagement Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Mohawk, NY

The Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank (GMVLB) and Local Initiatives Support Coordination are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Engagement Coordinator. The candidate will ideally begin service on December 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours through the end of her or his term on September 30, 2017.

The AmeriCorp member serving as Community Engagement Coordinator will promote and develop volunteer engagement with the GMVLB. The member will reach out to and educate non-profit organizations across the region on what the land bank's mission is and involve them in its success. In addition the coordinator will recruit and help develop a volunteer base for the GMVLB, including developing means and materials for promotion of those efforts and documentation of the volunteers' time and participation.Through engaging community members, non-profit groups, and volunteers within the GMVLB's operational area, the member will help to establish the GMVLB and help it build a team of partners vested in tackling issues of blight.

The position pays a total stipend of $15,000, which is taxable. An additional benefit is a $5775 education award to pay off existing education loans or to return to school. A health care benefit and a childcare subsidy for children under the age of 13 are available.

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How to apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including their email address and phone number, to: info@mohawkvalleycollective.com Applicants will be interviewed November 13-16, with a decision to be made on the 17th.

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