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Current Opportunities

  • Company/Organization: Opportunity Alabama
    • Type of Opportunity: Other (AmeriCorps*VISTA)
    • Title of Opportunity: Director of Impact
    • Description: The VISTA will do the following: (1) Impact Needs Assessment. Assess the strengths and needs/areas for improvement for Alabama’s Opportunity Zones (statutorily designated low-income communities across the state) – e.g., workforce housing, childcare, access to healthy food, etc.; (2) Impact-Oriented Recruitment. Identify which community needs can be met through third party investment (via Opportunity Funds, a creation of the OZ program), then build marketing documents and strategies to attract projects, companies, investors, and supporters to fill those needs; (3) Impact Tracking. Develop and implement a strategy for measuring whether primary effects of OZ projects (e.g., jobs created, services provided by businesses), combined with the indirect and induced effects of those projects, are meeting defined community needs; and (4) Impact Improvement. Work with OZ projects in the Opportunity Alabama ecosystem to help them deepen and broaden their ability to meet community needs (e.g., by providing higher wage rates, access to transportation or soft-skills training, etc.).
    • Contact: Alex Flachsbart
    • Posted: June 2, 2019
    • Expires: Open

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