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Posted: 11/06/2016

Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank

The mission of the GMVLB is to address vacant, abandoned and blighted properties located within the picturesque Mohawk Valley vista. The GMVLB will work in conjunction with Foreclosing Governmental Units (FGUs), other municipalities, and non-profit groups across as many as six counties to leverage all available resources to revitalize the regionís built environment, therefore making it more attractive to new development and investment.

AmeriCorps Member - Community Assessment Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Mohawk, NY

The Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank (GMVLB) and Local Initiatives Support Coordination are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps member to serve as a Community Assessment Coordinator. The candidate will ideally begin service on December 1, 2016 and serve a minimum of 1700 hours through the end of her or his term on September 30, 2017.

The AmeriCorps member serving as Community Assessment Coordinator will assess and develop a better understanding of existing built resources within the GMVLB region, beginning with less densely populated communities. Specific activities will include identifying vacant and blighted properties and researching ownership, tax status, and other information necessary for the GMVLB to decide strategy regarding properties ahead of assessment; researching community history, assets, issues, barriers, and resources; researching existing vacant and blighted properties to determine eligibility for special programs such as tax credits and incentives, and other duties.

The position pays a total stipend of $15,000, which is taxable. An additional benefit is a $5775 education award to pay off existing education loans or to return to school. A health care benefit and a childcare subsidy for children under the age of 13 are available.

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How to apply
Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume, including their email address and phone number, to: info@mohawkvalleycollective.com Applicants will be interviewed November 13-16, with a decision to be made on the 17th.

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