Analyst for Economic Planning VISTA in Eastern New Mexico
The VISTA will review and make recommendations of our current
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and apply best
practices by comparing and contrasting other regional CEDS within
the state and with other comparable organizations and regions. The
review efforts will include research, outreach and assessment of
needs in our communities, industry needs, and other efforts to
assess and plan for effective strategies to address the unique
rural issues within the district. These CEDS update efforts will
ultimately improve the services and effectiveness of our
organization to provide solutions for our region. The VISTA will
assist EPCOG with the implementation of the Regional Recovery Plan
in response to the global pandemic. This will include capacity
building for the region as well as business retention and
expansion. The VISTA will work with staff and consultants on the
utilization of data and industry needs as well as assessing the
impacts of the pandemic on the community. This plan will also
include possible best practices for future economic disruptions.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work directly with community
leaders, gathering in-depth information about local economic
development needs to help create jobs and improve quality of life
in our rural communities. During their service, the VISTA will
partner with the community to problem-solve, recommend economic
development activities, and identify potential resources and
collaborations for those communities. The economic development
capacity built by the VISTA will provide the communities the tools
to build job opportunities for community members and improve
quality of life. This work will be reflected in the development of
the update of the CEDS and the implementation of the plan in tandem
with the Regional Recovery Plan.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance ,
Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service
Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended
, Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach .
MS Office, Data Analysis , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Public
Speaking , Community Organization , Communications ,