Rural Dynamics - Ecology Project International VISTA
Ecology Project International (EPI) is an education and career training program. Through partnerships with local schools and school districts, EPI develops high caliber curriculums that increase the knowledge and educational outcomes of their students. Through partnerships with professionals who actively work in fields such as land management, research, conservation, and biology, students gain capacity and networks that both inspires and advances their career potential. EPI focuses on serving traditionally underserved and poverty-stricken populations, specifically those in rural and/or Indigenous communities. This project will support rural Montana community access to field-based educational programming to increase interest in science and ecology, as well as connect youth to local higher education opportunities and beyond. The VISTA member will build the capacity of EPI's grant writing, market the program to new areas of Montana, and secure new sponsors and donors. Through this capacity built and resources gained, EPI will be able to keep providing access to training and education opportunities to underserved youth. These opportunities are crucial for addressing poverty in rural Montana. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The VISTA member's main duties will be to recruit new donors and sponsors to raise funds to support EPI's Montana program. They will write new grant proposals and sponsorship requests, raise money for new scholarship funds, and track and report funding submissions. The member will support EPI's communication materials, such as their newsletter, blog, website, and social media, with a focus on receiving new donors/donations. They will collaborate with the communications team in fundraising planning to ensure the integration of all strategies.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Stipend , Health Coverage* , Training , Living Allowance , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Veterans , Environment , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development , Tribal , Children/Youth , Education .
Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Veterans , Team Work , General Skills , Youth Development , Environment , Communications , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Recruitment , Community Organization .