Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc.

Bethel Community Development Specialist Opening

Bethel, Alaska by Lisa Whalen

Bethel, Alaska by Lisa Whalen

Join the Bethel Community Services Foundation with AmeriCorps VISTA. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in community development to serve in Bethel, Alaska. Bethel is a geographically isolated community located in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Southwest Alaska. The VISTA project will grow economic opportunities for low income people. 12.2% of the residents of Bethel live below the federal poverty threshold and 71% of the K-12 students are eligible for free or reduced priced lunch.

Bethel Community Services Foundation (BCSF) is dedicated to the development, growth, continuance and enhancement of community based programs in order to alleviate poverty. The Community Development Specialist VISTA member will support effective community growth and sustainable development. Through this work, low income individuals will receive additional support through the growth in capacity of community serving organizations.

**Benefits: Monthly living allowance ($1,333), relocation ($0.34/mile up to $1,000) and settling in allowance ($550) for relocating members, health benefits, child care assistance, training, an Education Award ($5,815) or cash stipend ($1,500), and below market rate housing options.

The application deadline is March 15, 2017. Go to AmerCorps.gov for more information and for instructions on how to apply for the position.

 AmeriCorps VISTA

Post expires at 5:55pm on Wednesday March 15th, 2017