Montana Career Opportunity – AmeriCorps Planning Grant Coordinator – The Montana Business Assistance Connection
Date Posted: Aug 23, 2021
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The Montana Business Assistance Connection catalyzes community leaders, stakeholders, and opportunities driving prosperity, our economy, business vitality, high quality job growth and the enhancement of quality of life throughout the region.
MBAC has for several years worked on improving access to qualified workforce in the region including Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Meagher and Jefferson Counties. This experience with HelenaWins and the assistance of an Economic Development Administration (EDA) sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA, and prompted MBAC to apply for and received a 2021-2022 AmeriCorps State Planning Grant.
The position funded by this planning grant will work closely with the Governor’s Office of Community Service, MBAC and Montana Economic Developers Association to investigate the creation of a state wide Economic Opportunity Corps (EOC). The EOC will work with regional Economic Development Organizations (EDO’s), Chambers of Commerce, and State of Montana programs to implement regionally appropriate workforce attraction, upskilling, and reskilling of existing residents, and career pathway development for them. The resulting program will make positive changes in the workforce in the short and long term.
The position will require extensive fact and data finding interactions to determine the viability, scope of services, expected outcomes, and funding for a potential Economic Opportunity Corps. This will involve engagement of economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, trade associations, education associations, local and state leaders, etc. The EOC planning grant coordinator will be supervised directly by MBAC’s Executive Director.
How To Apply
Submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references to: Rebekah Dupre at [email protected]
Subject line: “AmeriCorps Planning Grant Coordinator”
Position is open until filled.